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Have you ever been walking and turned a corner to come face to face with scenery so stunning you begin to reprioritize your life choices? Get used to that feeling.

 

Hadrian’s Wall Path | Northern England

Put yourself in a Roman soldier’s sandals and follow this archaeological marvel across England's northernmost counties of Northumberland and Cumbria. Hadrian’s Wall Path runs for 84 miles and is a World Heritage Site.

Holkham Beach | Eastern England

Part of one of the biggest British nature reserves, Holkham Beach has stormy seas, endless skies and abundant birdlife such as larks, finches and pink–footed geese.

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Fforest Fawr | Wales

Within easy reach of Wales’s capital city, Cardiff, Fforest Fawr is an expanse of woodland, moorland and meadows in the Brecon Beacons National Park. With pounding waterfalls and many walking routes, the area is an excellent and accessible destination for brisk winter walks.

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Wastwater Lake | Northern England

Wastwater is one of the most dramatic of England’s lakes and is surrounded by peaks including Scafell Pike – England’s highest mountain. Start at the Screes Inn at Nether Wasdale.

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Richmond Park | London

The largest Royal Park in London, Richmond is a true taste of the countryside in the city. Don’t miss the uninterrupted view of St Paul’s Cathedral from the top of King Henry’s Mound.

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Holyrood Park | Scotland

Banish the last vestiges of a Hogmanay hangover with a stroll up the extinct volcano on the edge of Edinburgh, Arthur’s Seat, or the Salisbury Crags in Holyrood Park. The climb rewards with fabulous views of Edinburgh and beyond.

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New Forest National Park | Southern England

There are 19,300 acres – with about 150 miles of car–free paths for walking and cycling – in New Forest, where wild ponies abound. Seek them on your own or on a guided walk with the Forestry Commission.

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Glen Muick & Loch Muick | Scotland

Share your walk with herds of wild red deer and admire the snow–covered peaks of Lochnagar from Glen Muick and Loch Muick nature reserves in Scotland's Aberdeenshire. Après walk, unwind with a warming dram at nearby Royal Lochnagar Distillery.

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