4. Symonds Yat walk, Herefordshire
YHA Wye Valley
- Distance: 5 miles / 8 km
- Ascent: 85m
- Difficulty: Easy
This pleasant walk passes through the Wye Valley
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
alongside the River Wye. It provides a great
view of Symonds Yat Rock which is perched 120 metres above the River Wye and is a popular viewpoint that provides spectacular views over the English-Welsh border. This walk doesn't climb the rock but you'll be able to admire its beauty from below. On this shaded woodland walk you'll pass alongside the river where there is a memorial for a WW2 plane crash.
Refreshments: Food, drink and toilets are available at YHA Symonds Yat Rock
Things to note: This route is on a good quality footpath, mostly grass with some muddy patches after wet weather.
5. St Davids Head walk, Pembrokeshire
YHA St Davids
- Distance: 3.6 miles / 5.8 km
- Ascent: 231m
- Difficulty: Easy/ Moderate
St Davids Head
This peaceful route follows the beautiful Pembrokeshire
coast around St Davids Head. The headland is made up of volcanic rock thought to date back 500 million years and provides a rich variety of habitats for animal, plant and marine life. The whole coastline is stunning and on this walk you'll have excellent views of Porthmelgan and Porth Lleuog - two beautiful beaches in the area.
Refreshments: Refreshments and toilets can be found at YHA St Davids and Whitesands Bay car park.
Things to note: The route is mostly uneven and unpaved (grass
or mud with stone chippings) which could
become muddy after wet weather.
6. Devils Dyke walk, Sussex
YHA Truleigh Hill
- Distance: 7.4 miles / 11.9 km
- Ascent: 400m
- Difficulty: Moderate
Views from Devil’s Dyke
On this walk you'll find stunning views out to sea and inland. Much of it follows the South Downs Way, offering extensive vistas of the Weald and North Downs to the north,
and Brighton, Shoreham and the English Channel to the
south. Devil’s Dyke is a dry valley, the legend is that the Devil dug it
to drown the parishioners of the Weald! Its summit (Devils Dyke) summit is the site of an Iron Age hillfort and make the perfect picnic stop. Look out for the 14th century church at Poynings.
Refreshments: Food, drink and toilets available at the YHA. There are no shops or
toilets on the route. Find pubs at Devils Dyke and Poynings.
Things to note: The route as far as the
Devils Dyke pub is a stony and grass path and suitable for
all terrain pushchairs and some off road wheelchairs.
7. Latrigg walk, Lake District
- Distance: 6 miles / 9.6 km
- Ascent: 363m
- Difficulty: Moderate
Views from Latrigg
This delightful walk takes you to a single hilltop with stunning views of Keswick,
Derwent Water and the Lake District beyond. It's easily accessible from Keswick and it has become a 'must do' for those visiting the area. Bag yourself a fell, albeit one of the lower fells in the Lakes, at 368m high. The route up takes you through mature natural woodland
in Brundholme Wood offering a bit of variety to your stroll.
Refreshments: There are no facilities on the route but food, drink and toilets can be found at the YHA Keswick and in the town itself.
Things to note: There is a bench close to the top of Latrigg for you to rest your weary feet and have a bite to eat whilst admiring the view.