The UK's Most Colourful Places To Go for a Walk

Bluebells and the pikes, Great Langdale | John Millen
Bluebells and the pikes, Great Langdale | John Millen
Shake off the January blues and make sure you have an active holiday to look forward to in the year ahead. Plan now for your break in the UK with this hand-picked selection of colourful trips.
 

Cotswolds 

Chipping Campden, start of the Cotswold Way |  <i>Tom McShane</i>
 
Renowned the world over, the yellow brick stones found all across the Cotswolds give this part of England a warm and welcoming feel. We particularly recommend villages such as Burton on the Water, Lower Slaughter and Chipping Camden. 
 

Guernsey 

Bluebells & blue waters on a Guernsey walking trip |  <i>Nathalie Thomson</i>
 
Some of the UK’s most stunning bluebell woods can be found on Guernsey. When the flowers bloom in early spring, you will want to head to the patches of old forest that can be found along the trail of the Channel Island Way. Other places to admire the bluebells are in the Cotswolds or Cumbria
 

South Downs 

Looking towards the Seven Sisters, South Downs Way
 
The white chalky cliffs found along the south-eastern coast of England make for stunning coastal views. It’s not only the coastline where you’ll find the white chalk though, the South Downs Way passes chalk streams, world’s largest dry chalk valley and, of course, the chalk ridge that defines the trail.
 

Great Glen Way 

Walking above Invermoriston
 
If you’re after a patchwork of green, head to the Scottish Highlands and in particular the Great Glen Way. It is a long distance walking trail that crosses the heart of Scotland and includes forests, farmland, and Ben Nevis – the UK’s highest mountain.
 

Hadrian’s Wall 

The wall near Sheild on the Wall
 
When following the ancient relic that is Hadrian’s Wall, including its forts, it is predominantly a grey-reddish colour that you’ll see. The wall stretches 84 miles, all the way from the aptly named Wallsend in Newcastle Upon Tyne to the quaint village of Bowness-on-Solway. So, expect to see lots of variations as the Romans used building materials that were available nearby.
 

What is the most colourful place in the UK that you have visited? Let us know in the comments below, we're curious!
 
Colourful Walks, Walking, United Kingdom

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