9 August 2012
Get motivated and embrace your British roots by exploring the Nation’s Countryside. With Olympic fever in full swing and the sun finally shining, it’s the perfect opportunity to put those hiking boots to good use and boost those energy levels. With Britain without a doubt having some of the most breath-taking sights in the world, there’s no better time than now to get started.
National Trails are the perfect way to see the finest landscapes in Britain and there are 15 to choose from in England and Wales as well as an additional 4 in Scotland, so you’re spoilt for choice.
If you’re a fan of the coastal routes, Pembrokeshire Coast Path is a beautiful walk. Located in South West Wales, the Pembrokeshire trail is 85% within the Welsh National Park. Its full length stretches to 186 miles and is home to a combination of sea, sand and countryside, a great place to see nature and explore the landscape.
Alternatively if you’re wanting a bit of English heritage, Hadrian’s Wall could be just the place for you, built by the Romans way back in AD 122 as a fortified border, the wall stretches 84miles. This magnificent landscape will have you in awe and is a great way to spend a summer’s day.
If you fancy getting well and truly stuck into the English countryside, the Cotswolds could be your haven. Its highest point reaches 1,066ft above sea level and offers panoramic views across the Severn Vale. Accessible from various locations in the South West, the Cotswolds is the perfect location for novice or experienced hikers.
For more information on other National Trails, go to the National Trails Site
Picture: Lydstep Haven Bay - Pembrokeshire Coast. Courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/21081514@N08