A couple walking along West Bay, Jurassic Coast, cliffs in background

Top 10 Most Beautiful Walks

We have revealed the top 10 most beautiful walks in the UK to help spark some inspiration for your next walking holiday.

According to our research, us Brits love walking in the countryside surrounded by nature and breath-taking scenery, whether that’s exploring ancient forests or quiet lakes.

But there are so many great walks to choose from in the UK, not forgetting the dramatic coastline of the South West Coast Path. So where do you start when deciding on your next hiking trip and you want to find out where the best places to go for a walk are?

Well, our survey found that over half of Brits favour stunning views over anything else, with the Jurassic Coast in Dorset being crowned number one for most scenic walks!

If you’re looking for long walks then the Yorkshire Coast to Coast Path offers wonderful routes from St Bees right the way to Robin Hood’s Bay, and this came out number five in our research.

Nature walks and country trails within maintained walking parks are great for families, whereas those looking for something a bit more challenging may wish to take on the thrill of Ben Nevis or Scafell Pike!

For the best places to walk in Great Britain, look no further than our top 10 most beautiful below.

  • Sun rising behind Old Harry Rocks, the most easterly point of the Jurassic Coast

    01. The Jurassic Coast

    Dorset’s Jurassic Coast is a wonderful place to be at one with nature and uncover some of the UK’s most fascinating geological features.

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  • The B3135 road from Cheddar to Ashwick running through Cheddar Gorge

    02. Cheddar Gorge

    2h 18m

    3.6 miles


    Nestled in the beautiful Mendip Hills of Somerset, this natural landmark is filled with weathered crags, a variety of wildlife and superb scenery to feast your eyes on.

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  • Small group of walkers on Scafell Pike with Lake District hills in background

    03. Scafell Pike

    5h 24m

    7.2 miles


    England’s highest mountain measures 978 metres high and beckons you to its summit with the promise of a challenging climb and mesmerising views from the top.

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  • Blue skies over the South West Coast Path

    04. South West Coast Path

    5h 30m

    9 miles


    The South West Coast Path boasts stunning scenery with its sandy beaches, dramatic headland and bustling harbours.

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  • Yorkshire Coast to Coast Path

    05. Yorkshire Coast to Coast Path

    Beginning at the Irish Sea in St Bee’s, sweeping across the coast of Cumbria and ending at Robin Hood’s Bay, the Yorkshire Coast to Coast path offers a number of walks for you to enjoy.

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  • Two people kayaking in Loch Ness with grey clouds above

    06. Loch Ness

    This freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands is said to be the home of a mythical creature and boasts an array of beautiful walks to wander.

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  • Silhouette of photographers on the Lizard Peninsula at dusk

    07. Lizard Peninsula

    3h 35m

    8.4 miles


    Positioned in the most south-westerly point of the British mainland, the Lizard Peninsula is home to rare geology and a plethora of wildlife.

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  • Two walkers walking alongside Hadrian's Wall on a summer's day

    08. Hadrian’s Wall Path

    You can follow in the footsteps of the Romans with a walk alongside this historic monument in northern England.

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  • Walkers attempting Ben Nevis on a cloudy day

    09. Ben Nevis

    7h 28m

    10.75 miles


    This iconic Scottish mountain, that was once an active volcano, makes a beautiful yet challenging walk in the north west Highlands.

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  • Blue skies over the Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

    10. Giant’s Causeway

    1h 26m

    3 miles


    This geological sight on the north coast of Northern Ireland offers a unique experience for any wanderer looking to explore a rugged landscape, formed by an ancient volcano.

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