Sykes’ Guide to Great Pub Walks

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As I’m sure you’re aware Father’s Day is fast approaching and here at Sykes we appreciate that it can be a bit hard to think of what to do for the big day. Do you head out for a day trip or maybe have a lazy day at home? Well one alternative which is sure to go down a treat with dad is a country walk followed by a trip to the local for a couple of pints and some quality grub. That’s why we’ve put together a few ideas to do just that! So if you’re a fan of stunning scenery, rambles in the countryside and even the odd little tipple then read on as I’m sure you’ll find something to your liking.

Anglesey

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­­If you’re on Anglesey then I think it’s safe to say that you’ll never be stuck for somewhere to go for a lovely walk, after all, with the fantastic sea vistas and some of the country’s best beaches the island is a bit of a walker’s paradise. However there is one route that epitomises this. If you head over to Anglesey’s Holy Island, you’ll be able to try out this route right the way around to the other side of the Rhoscolyn headland where you can enjoy stunning views over the nearby Trearddur Bay and Holyhead Mountain. What’s more, when you’ve finished the walk, you can pop into the White Eagle  which is reputed to be Prince William’s local of choice during his posting on the island!

Glencoe

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If it’s good enough for Bond then I’m sure it will be good enough for Dad. That’s right, if you’re north of the border you could always head up to Glencoe, the setting for 007’s childhood home. Mainly thanks to the beautiful panoramas of the nearby Munros, this stunning highland glen is considered a bit of a Mecca for walkers; just ask the 200,000 who turn up there every year. It has to be said that some of the local walks are probably left to the experts, especially in more adverse conditions, but don’t let that put you off! You could always take a look here at some of the less taxing routes in the area, and happily they all start on the doorstep of the award winning Clachaig Inn!

Northumberland

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Or there’s also this walk along the rugged Northumberland coast. Back in 2010, the National Trust voted it one of the top 10 walks in the country and the best for wildlife watching with seals, birdlife and many others all making themselves known along the way. So if you fancy seeing it for yourself, take a look the route which starts at the quaint fishing village of Craster, goes up past the brooding ruins of Dunstanburgh castle before reaching the delightful little Ship Inn in Low Newton where you’ll be able to choose from one of the twenty craft beers all brewed on site.

So hopefully if you were a bit stuck for ideas you’re now planning your own little pub walk, but if you’re thinking of something a bit grander you could always check out our Last Minute Cottages and treat Dad to a weekend away!

Jamie Tomkins

By Jamie Tomkins

Jamie is a big fan of long weekend walks with the dog, especially when there is the chance to refuel with lunch in a country pub. Living in Lancaster for three years gave him the perfect opportunity to spend a lot of time in the Lake District.

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