Five brilliant UK walking trails

Five brilliant UK walking trails

From routes with ghost stories to amazing landscapes for the keen and energetic, why not go for a ramble this weekend?

Whether you’ve got the family visiting for the weekend or it’s just you and the dog, there’s nothing like a good walk to blow off the cobwebs.

We’ve picked five routes to give you fresh inspiration and given them a rating to suggest suitability, but none of these treks are very challenging and you can always just pick a shorter stretch if you want to.

No need to worry about how muddy you get along the way either, as Ariel 3in1 Pods will make light work of the washing.

Devil's Dyke, South Downs, England

MODERATE Legend has it that the carved shape of this part of the South Downs was cut by the Devil himself. Discover more spooky tales while going on a moderately easy three-mile walk. There’s the Hiker’s Rest tearooms at Saddlescombe Farm, along the way. Find out more on the National trust website.

Coast Path, Wales

MODERATE Running all around the Welsh coastline, this trail can be joined at many points, depending on which part of the country you’re in. Search the Wales Coast Path website to find a section that suits your interests – themed by nature, sport, family or history.

Clement Wilson Park, Northern Ireland

EASY Suitable for all ages and abilities, this fully accessible walk through Lagan Valley Regional Park near Belfast runs alongside the river, so it’s great for a family day out. This and a variety of more challenging walks all over Northern Ireland are included on the Walk NI website.

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

EASY A magnificent national park, not far from Glasgow. Visit the park’s website before setting off to plan a gentle woodland stroll or something more ambitious on the mountains if you fancy a challenge.

Fawnglass Loop, Clare Island, Ireland

MODERATE Enjoy a 3km walking route along roadways and green tracks, seeking out archaeological remains of the Neolithic and Bronze age, rare medieval wall-paintings in the 14th century Cistercian Abbey, and the burial place of Grace O’Malley, the pirate queen. Go to the Mayo Trails website for more information.

More inspiration

National Trust – searchable by a range of interests and physical abilities.

Ramblers – details of routes, tips, ideas and places to stay along longer walking routes. Wildlife Trust – details of guided walks and nature events to complement your stroll.

The inevitable washing

Once you’ve put away your walking boots, there’s bound to be a pile of muddy clothes to deal with. Ariel 3in1 Pods are designed to get perfect results with the minimum of effort. Which means you can put your feet up and enjoy a well-earned cup of tea.

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