10 walks to work off Christmas

10 walks to work off Christmas

We know it’s going to happen, when Christmas Day’s passed for another year we’ll be peering around the Christmas tree to see outside and thinking about getting our shoes on to start walking off all those treats. So, to help get you inspired for that all-important wander with the family, we’ve put our heads together and compiled some of our absolute faves. Not for us the short walk round the block, we’re more about dramatic coastline, Harry Potter sets and ancient moors…enjoy!

1. Seal Spot at Berry Head

Discover 400 million years of history and take in some of Torbay’s finest coastal views at Berry Head Nature Reserve. Berry Head National Nature Reserve is a south Devon heritage site, and not only is it recognised for its geological significance but visitors can still see and enter some of...

2. Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door

Discover Dorset’s Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site by walking its most famous section. Together, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door make one of the UK’s most photographed areas, and this walk is one of the most scenic dog walks you’ll ever experience. In short, this is an exhilarating walk on a...

3. Doc Martins Port Isaac

Anyone who’s watched ITV’s Doc Martin will agree that the whitewashed cottages and sea-swept beaches of Port Isaac are everything you’d expect to find in a quiet corner of Cornwall, and the 11 mile section of the South West Coast Path that connects it to Padstow is perfect if you’re...

4. Discover Dartmoor

Hay Tor (or Haytor) is one of Dartmoor’s most iconic landmarks, so it seems a fitting starting point for a short walk in Devon’s national park. The tor is easy to access via road and there are several car parks nearby to choose from. If you start in the first...

5. Walk Tennysons Footsteps

Ok walkers, grab your comfiest trainers and stock up on blister plasters, the Tennyson Trail is a long, challenging walk that covers 14 miles in the footsteps of Tennyson. Hailed by The Telegraph as one of the best walks in Britain, this hike is a real up-and-downer that makes those...

6. Tackle the hills of Cheddar Gorge

There’s only one place to start when it comes to walking Cheddar and that’s high above the mind-blowing gorge. The Cheddar Gorge walk starts at the Lookout Tower and carries on for three spectacular miles. The walk takes its walkers to the highest point of the gorge high above the...

7. Make like a wizard at Malham Cove

This one’s for all fans of Harry Potter. When Harry and Hermione pitched their tent on a dramatic limestone landscape in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows they were actually on the limestone pavement of Malham Cove. Just a twenty minute drive from Settle, Malham Cove is one of Yorkshire’s...

8. Sandown to Ryde

If you’re looking for a varied coastal walk whilst you’re on the Isle of Wight we’d recommend the stretch of coastal path between Sandown and Ryde. The walk starts on Sandown’s traditional promenades of the Victorian era before heading up to the cliffs of Culver Down. The route winds its...

9. Wander Poldarks Bodmin

If it’s hiking you’re after during a Cornwall holiday then it’s got to be the windswept and rugged Bodmin Moor. Don’t be daunted by the sweeping size of the area, it’s divided into handy walks and trails to make it easy to plan a hike to suit you. This 150...

10. Meet the Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters Country Park covers 280 hectares and showcases the brilliant white chalk of the Seven Sisters cliffs for visitors while they enjoy a whole range of activities. The Seven Sisters cliffs sit just to the east of the country park, and as it’s backed by wide open grassland...
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