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Walking country: Britain's favourite areas for walking and camping


  Hillwalking, hiking and trekking: the camping guide

Get inspiration for your next walking holiday here.

Guide Contents


Introduction to Walking Country

Our favourite walks

Experience atmospheric forest trails, spectacular coastal paths and romantic heathland in the UK's top outdoor locations.

Our selection features some of Britain's favourite walking areas, including the Peak District, Cotswolds, the New Forest, Northumberland and more.

We've also included some campsites you can stay at during your trip as well as some useful information for your visit.

Walking Exmoor

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Exmoor's charms are spread between a stunning coastline and atmospheric moorland that combine to make a walker's paradise

For anyone interested in walking and stargazing while they camp, Exmoor is the place. The walking is superb and the National Park was designated the first International Dark Sky Reserve in Europe.


New Forest walking

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Explore forest trails and heathland as well as free roaming ponies and deer in one of southern England's premier outdoor locations

The New Forest is the epitome of what a true camping destination should be like – gorgeous forest, atmospheric heathland, rolling wild country, and hidden pubs. Not to mention free roaming horses, ponies and deer that often find their way onto the campsites themselves!

New Forest   

White Peak walking

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Limestone outcrops, miles of deep dales and dry stone walls combine to give Derbyshire's White Peak a unique charm

The White Peak is often just as busy in winter as in the main holiday months, but it is at its very best in spring and early autumn, when you can enjoy some stunning days out along the endless footpath network.

White Peak   

Cotswolds walking

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Enjoy wonderful walking along elevated ridges and through sleepy villages and hamlets in a landscape that is classically English

It’s a firm favourite of generations of walkers and tourists and has developed quite an aura of mystique and romanticism around it. It’s easy to see why this landscape has developed such popularity down the years.


Offa's Dyke walking

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Take a walk through Welsh history on a rollercoaster route over moors and mountains

Offa’s Dyke National Trail is Wales’ Coast-to-Coast footpath, running from the seaside town of Prestatyn on the north coast to Sedbury Cliffs near Chepstow, above the Severn Estuary in the south.

Offa's Dyke   

Hadrian's Wall walking

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Hadrian's Wall in the north of England is a great walk, whether you decide to do it all in one go or break it down into sections.

The Hadrian’s Wall National Trail is 84 miles long and passes through some of the most dramatic scenery there is in the north of England.

Hadrian's Wall   

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