Walks in Britain and Ireland

There are so many walks and walking areas in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, each one with it’s own distinct character. See below the main walking areas in the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, divided initially by National Park and Nation. Click through to see information about that specific area.

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Walks by UK National Parks and AONBs

This is probably the place most people need to start. With walks in the national parks of Snowdonia, Lake District, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and the Brecon Beacons. AONBs include Llyn Peninsula, Anglesey, Clwydian Hills and Shropshire – with the  Cambrian Mountains and Mid Wales joining once the powers that be see some sense.

Walks in Wales

Lets not beat around the bush, most of our walks are in Wales! With walking areas as diverse as Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons, Cambrian Mountains and Mid Wales, Llyn Peninsula and the Wales Coast Path. We’ve also got a section on Mountain Biking in Wales for good measure.

Walks in England

England has a varied selection of walking areas. From the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and Shropshire; to name but a few.

Walks in Scotland

Boasting the highest mountain – Ben Nevis – and most of the highest mountains on this island in the Munros, there’s nowhere better for mountain walking in the UK.

Walks in Northern Ireland

We only have a few walks here at the moment due to technical reasons! Basically, we use OS Mapping and Northern Ireland is covered by OSNI. We’re working on sorting this out so we can include such wonderful areas as the Mournes and Sperrin hills to Mud and Routes.

Walks in the Republic of Ireland.

As for Northern Ireland, our mapping system doesn’t work outside of Wales, Scotland and England. We will be looking to adding these in the future.

Here’s just about every walk in no particular order if you’re the serendipitous type, otherwise click through above.

The Three Beinns From Brodick

The Three Beinns From Brodick

One of the classics on Arran, this route includes  one of the four Corbetts on the island along with some wonderful ridge walking and easy scrambling. Route Description If arriving by ferry with a connecting bus service, the first section to the start of the Glen Rosa track can be done by bus. Take the …

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The Tissington Trail

The Tissington Trail is one of the most popular cycling and walking routes in the Peak District. It follows the route of what used to be the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) line between Buxton and Ashbourne which closed in the late sixties. The Peak District Authority bought the line and re-opened it as …

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Walk up Arkle

An ascent of this impressive mountain with an easy approach followed by mainly pathless terrain and a rocky ridge traverse to the main summit of Arkle. Walk up Arkle Route Description Park at the large parking area where the estate track leaves the A838 approximately 1.5km north of Achfary. Walk up the track and cross …

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Walk up Ben More Coigach

Walk up Ben More Coigach

The walk up to the Corbett summit of Ben More Coigach involves a steep climb from Culnacraig to gain the western end of Garbh Choireachan and a traverse of the superb ridge before crossing the plateau to the summit of Ben More Coigach. The route could easily be extended to take in Sgurr an Fhidhleir if …

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Scramble up Helvellyn via Striding Edge

Best Walks from Glenridding and Patterdale

Glenridding and Patterdale are two small villages close to each other at the southern end of Ullswater in the Lake District. Glenridding is Cumbric in origin, with it’s name loosely meaning Bracken Glen. *Redïn, meaning ‘ferns, bracken’ (or rhedyn in Welsh), and *glinn, ‘valley’ or glen. Patterdale is simply Saint Patrick’s Dale. What’s In Glenridding and Patterdale?  Glenridding …

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Walk up Place Fell from Patterdale

Walk up Place Fell from Patterdale

The summit of Place Fell looms high above Patterdale at the southern end of Ullswater and is one of the most prominent peaks visible from Glenridding. That makes it a compelling half day outing if you’re based here. Place Fell is located between the ranges of Helvellyn and High Street, and so makes a natural viewpoint …

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Buttermere Lakeside Walk

Buttermere Lakeside Walk

This walk around Buttermere lake (as opposed to Buttermere village – don’t get us started on mere/lake – we know!) was voted one of Britain’s favourite walks in a poll in 2018 and is certainly one of the most beautiful and scenic walks in the Lake District. Not only does it have a village that’s …

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Easy Walk Around Brothers Water

Easy Walk Around Brothers Water

There are few lakes as scenic as Brothers Water in the Lake District. This easy Lake District walk along the shores of Brothers Water takes in the best of this picturesque Lakeland gem. Would be an ideal walk to start from either Sykeside campsite or the Brotherswater Inn. Brothers Water was once named Broad Water, but …

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