July 6, 2022


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Ordnance Survey shares prime 5 Nice British Walks for Spring

Ordnance Survey has supplied up some main inspiration to your subsequent strolling day because it appears to be like at 5 stunning Spring walks to not miss throughout Nice Britain – try their prime picks under… 

With spring now right here and summer season on the horizon, there isn’t any higher time to discover Nice Britain. Uncover comparable walks in OS Pathfinder Guides and 100 Excellent British Walks or discover longer hikes in Epic British Walks. Alternatively, use OS paper maps to plan your individual routes to observe.

Accessible at your native bookshop, outside retail or on-line at os.uk/journey. 

1. Helford, Little Dennis and Manaccan – Cornwall, England: 5 miles

South Cornish perfection is all wrapped up on this quick round stroll that follows the South West Coast Path from Helford. With gorgeous views throughout the Helford River, stroll in the direction of Dennis Head for a grand panorama of Falmouth Bay, earlier than looping again previous the slim and secretive Gillian Creek estuary – a paradise for wading birds. Spherical off the stroll with a cream tea, Cornish Pasty or fish and chips in Helford.

2. Wray Citadel and Blelham Tarn – Lake District Nationwide Park, England: 6 miles

An opportunity to stroll on the quieter aspect of Windermere, exploring a panorama that will have been acquainted to Beatrix Potter, and which nearly actually sowed seeds for her profitable collection of books. This stroll visits each Wray Citadel, the place Potter stayed as a toddler, and the superbly set Blelham Tarn. Nice noticed woodpeckers favour the broad-leaved woodland rising up the slope above Windermere.

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3. Saundersfoot and Tenby – Pembrokeshire Coast Path Nationwide Path, Wales: 4 miles

A linear stroll between the 2 hottest and picturesque resorts on the south Pembrokeshire coast. Beginning in Saundersfoot observe a sheltered, extremely scenic and effectively wooded path to North Seaside at Tenby. Right here you’ll discover engaging colour-washed Regency and Victorian homes overlooking the harbour and wonderful curving sandy seashore. For the return, benefit from the route in reverse (for a complete distance of 8 miles) or seize a bus.

4. Lochnagar and Loch Muick – Deeside and Lochnagar NSA: 14 miles

For these on the lookout for a problem, this full-day strolling bonanza is a demanding enterprise by way of each distance and ascent, and may solely be tried in beneficial climate, however, on the perfect of days, the strolling reminiscences made right here shall be treasured for a lifetime. Lochnagar is a monarch amongst mountains, and the view from the summit (a transparent day is important) takes within the grandest of all corries and landscapes.

5. Freshwater and Tennyson Down – Isle of Wight, England: 3¾ miles

Tennyson’s monument marks the excessive level of the gradual climb over Tennyson Down, an incredible vantage level over the English Channel on the sting of sheer chalk cliffs, which culminate on the Needles. The stroll follows the clifftop path because it descends gently to Freshwater Bay, then continues by Afton Marsh Nature Reserve, passing the island’s solely thatched church earlier than taking a woodland solution to full the loop.

Discover out extra on os.uk/journey.