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    Hiking in United Kingdom

    Walking Tours in United Kingdom

    The United Kingdom has long been regarded as one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations, offering historic cities, beautiful castles, quaint villages, and some really spectacular natural attractions. This beautiful country also has a lot to offer in terms of adventure travel, with more and more people coming to the UK each year to experience its magnificent mountains, valleys, and coastline.

    The United Kingdom may be a small country, but it certainly packs a punch when it comes to outdoor activities! This small collection of islands offers a whole host of amazing things to do, from hiking and backpacking to climbing, scrambling, and cycling.

    The UK is made up of four nations, England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, each with its own particular charm. Rugged Scotland has much to offer hikers and backpackers, with some of the highest mountains in the UK, and many multi-day backpacking treks, while England is a hub for cycling and road biking, in addition to boasting some fascinating city walks. Climbers flock to Wales and Northern Ireland every year to take advantage of the beautiful mountains and coastal cliffs.

    To help you plan your next adventure holiday to the United Kingdom, we’ve put together all the information you’ll need. You’ll find helpful tips, recommendations for places to stay and visit, and our guide to all the best walks and adventure activities in the UK.

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    Marylebone, Mayfair and Belgravia

    This walk is a classic London walk, taking you through the heart of the best neighborhoods, incredible shopping, Hyde Park, and some of the best museums in the world. Start at Baker Street Tube Station and end at South Kensington Tube Station. Highlights include Marylebone Village, Oxford Street, Hyde Park, Harrods, and the Natural History Museum. While a short walk in distance, you could easily spend an entire day on this walk, stopping for meals and drinks along the way.

    Easy
    7.0 km
    71 m
    1.5-2.5h
    9.3 overall rating
    London

    Waterloo to Westminster

    If you only have a short time to see the best of London, this may be the walk for you. This short but action-packed walk takes you past some of the best Central London has to offer. Highlights include the London Eye, Golden Jubilee Bridge, the Thames, the Strand, Trafalgar Square, Chinatown, Piccadilly Circus, St James Park, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament!

    Easy
    6.7 km
    129 m
    1.5-2h
    8.7 overall rating
    London

    Charing Cross to Tate Modern

    Another brilliant walk to explore Central London. This walk is great for those who want to explore the best of London’s culture, museums, and history. This walk starts at Charing Cross Station before heading to Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street, Soho, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, The Strand, St Paul’s and Tate Modern.

    Easy
    6.8 km
    124 m
    1.5-2.5h
    9.5 overall rating
    London

    The Parks: St. James, Green, Hyde and Kensington

    This walk takes you through the wonderful parks that dot Central London. It’s hard to believe your walking through busy London as you enjoy the tranquil parks, including St James Park, Green Park, Hyde Park and Kensington Park. Along the way you see highlights like Buckingham Palace, The Guards Museum, Churchill War Rooms, Trafalgar Square, The Mall, Shepherd Market, The Serpentine, Royal Albert Hall and High Street Kensington.

    Moderate
    9.5 km
    161 m
    2.25-2.75h
    9 overall rating
    London

    Along the Thames from Battersea Park to the Tower

    This route takes you from pretty Battersea Park to the Tower of London, with most of the route along the Thames. Along the way you will take in numerous landmarks including Battersea Power Station, Tate Britain, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern, The George Inn, Borough Market, Tower Bridge and the Tower.

    Moderate
    13.1 km
    272 m
    3-4h
    10 overall rating
    London

    Baker Street, Regents Park, Fitzrovia and the British Museum

    Enjoy a wonderful walk around Historical London through beautiful Regent’s Park to the British Museum. Along the way pass the Sherlock Holmes Museum, Primrose Hill, London Zoo, BT Tower, Bedford Square, Russel Square and the British Museum.

    Moderate
    9.3 km
    123 m
    2-3h
    9.8 overall rating
    London

    Regent’s Canal from Edgware Road to Camden Town

    This walk through Central London takes you along the Regent Canal to Camden Town. Along the way you walk through Paddington Basin, Little Venice, Regent’s Park, the London Zoo, Primrose Hill before reaching Camden Lock and the famous Camden Market.

    Easy
    6.3 km
    75 m
    1.5-2.5h
    10 overall rating
    London

    Greenwich to The Tower via Canary Wharf and the Thames

    This is a great walk in London for those who love history, especially maritime history. Walk through Greenwich, a lovely part of London before crossing over to the Docklands, and the conversion from former docks into luxury office space. Then follow the Thames west as you walk though some incredible history of London. End up at The Tower, a top attraction in London.

    Moderate
    12.0 km
    238 m
    2.5-3.5h
    9.6 overall rating
    London

    King’s Cross to the City of London

    This wonderful walk takes you through Central London, taking in some very interesting architecture and history along the way. This walk starts with fewer popular tourist attractions, but shows a different side of London not often seen by tourists. You then come to Farringdon and the attractions pile up: St Paul’s, the Bank of England, Monument, incredible new architecture like the Gherkin and Cheese Grater, then to Brick Lane, Spitalfields Market and back to Liverpool Street Station.

    Easy
    8.2 km
    193 m
    2.5-3.5h
    10 overall rating
    London

    Hampstead to Highgate

    This wonderful walk explores stunning Hamstead Heath, one of London’s many great parks. This walk stops by overgrown Highgate Cemetery, home to many famous people including Karl Marx, Douglas Adams, George Eliot, and punk's Malcolm McLaren, finishing up with a lovely stroll through the quaint village of Highgate.

    Easy
    6.4 km
    134 m
    1.5-2.5h

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