While many people love adrenaline fuelled adventure, some of us are just looking for an easy and gentle walk. If you're looking to explore the countryside in England, Scotland and Wales, here are some options of places you could visit for a leisurely nature walk. All of these walks can be enjoyed during a stay at one of the Best of British holiday parks. Our camping, touring and glamping parks are located in scenic locations across the UK. They make an ideal for exploring the great outdoors and exploring the countryside and coast by foot.
Greenway House and Garden, Devon
A National Trust property near Brixham, Greenway is an estate overlooking the River Dart. Steeped in history, the house is the former home of Agatha Christie. The garden offers a mile long circular walk, taking in the Top Garden, which provides breathtaking views over the river. You'll go through the more secluded areas of the garden, including the North Walled Garden and the Bird Pond. You'll can make the most of the views stretching all the way to Dartmouth.
The Camel Trail, Cornwall
Built on a disused rail track from Padstow to Bodmin, the Camel Trail is 18 miles long, but you don't of course need to complete the whole walk in a day! It's perfectly placed to be split into sections, such as Padstow to Wadebridge, Wadebridge to Bodmin and Bodmin to Wenfordbridge. All three sections offer walks of approximately 6 miles long. The trail is suitable for walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users. The path meanders through the salty marshes of Wadebridge and inland to Bodmin Moor.
Lake Vyrnwy, Powys
The highlight of your walk will be the Victorian Gothic Straining Tower at Lake Vrynwy, now an RSPB nature reserve. The lake is actually a reservoir, originally built in the 1880s to provide water to Liverpool. You'll be offered a variety of paths to follow, many of which are gentle walks and can be done at a sedate pace. Situated at the RSPB reserve, you'll want to ensure you take your binoculars and camera. You may well spot peregrine falcons and pied flycatchers.
The Rollright Stones, Oxfordshire
If you take the two short walk options, you can circle this prehistoric site and take advantage of the beautiful views. Wheelchair users will find the route suitable for them. The Rollright Stones are ancient monuments; the King's Stone and the Whispering Knights date from neolithic times. The stone circle, the King's Men, is thought to be bronze age.
Whisby Nature Park, Lincolnshire
Near Lincoln, Whisby Nature Park is full of wildlife, walks and trails. Once barren and lifeless, this special space is now full of wildlife and offers adventures for all. Originally a quarry for sand and gravel, nature has taken over and is abundant in the park. There are many walks on offer of varying lengths and difficulty.
Flanders Moss, Stirlingshire
This 8,000 year old raised bog named Flanders Moss is now a nature reserve, situated in the Carse of Stirling, a flood plain of the River Forth. The circular bog path will take you on a gentle walk where you can photograph the wildlife and unusual plants. The boardwalk is designed for all abilities of walker and a viewing tower gives great views across the whole reserve. The water-logged land is host to mosses, nesting birds, frogs and toads.
Nearest Best of British Parks: Craigtoun Meadows Holiday Park.
As ever, in these changing times, please check that the walk you plan on is accessible (the property is open, car parks are open etc). We hope you enjoy your gentle walks!