13 Mar Our guide to the best walks in Spring
As Spring has sprung, it’s a great time to bring out your walking boots again and go for a walk around beautiful England. Why not try your Grisports mens walking boots out for the first time since the cold winter? So, take a look at our top pick of Spring walks all around the country.
Farndale, North Yorkshire
Whenever spring is mentioned, the first thing that ‘springs’ to mind is daffodils. Where Farndale have a trail of wonderful daffodils beside it. These daffodils attract about 40,000 visitors yearly, with the Daffodil walk running alongside the river, it’s definitely a walk not to be missed this spring. The best time to go this year is mid-April as this optimum time for the daffodils to bloom.
Pendle Hill, Lancashire
There are many walks in Lancashire, and Pendle Hill is one of the most visited, it is a unique hill and a talking point for any walker due to its unique shape. This walk takes you through the stunning Black Moss Reservoir, and at the top there are fantastic views across the forest of Pendle. Making this walk a great one when it is a sunny day in spring.
St Catherine’s Hill, Winchester
This is a short walk of 4 miles, yet this walk could take as long as you want, due to its breath-taking views when at the top of the hill. This walk takes in the 12th century alms-houses of the Hospital of St Cross, the water meadows, the drifts of wild spring flowers on the chalk down land and many more beautiful views along the way.
Minack Theatre & Gwennap Head, Cornwall
This trail climbs the cliffs to the beautiful Gwennap, via Mikack and St Levan’s Holy well. While on a clear spring day, you will be able to see the Lizard Peninsula. Which is somewhere like no other, being classed as an area of ‘outstanding beauty’, and home to 15 of the rarest plants in Britain. Ultimately, this walk has so much to offer, from viewing Greenland, to the coast, it’s a walk for everyone.
Kilham Hill Trail, Northumberland
This 3.5 mile circular trail is not for the faint hearted. It has been given a challenging classification of difficulty due to its sheer climbs and daunting descents. With Grisports mens walking boots being able to hack the difficultly of these descents. However, if you are brave enough to tackle this trail, if will not disappoint. Gaining views over the stunning Northumberland National Park.
Blickling Estate, Norfolk
Why not get a mix of both history and woodland with Blickling Estate? The national trust site, is a family friendly site, with things for all the family to do. With gardens and estates to explore, there are many different walks for all capabilities. And with spring here, the views are not to be missed with the gardens full of different flowers to take in.
Upper Wharfedale Wildlife Walk, Yorkshire Dales
To pick just one walk within the Yorkshire Dales is difficult, however, this walk is perfect for spring time, to view all the wonderful wildlife. This walk offers different levels of difficulty to suit your needs, ranging from a 6 to 9-mile trail. Grisports mens walking boots would be able to cope with the 9 mile walk, so why not try this out? This walk will suit anyone who is interested in the wildlife and appreciates fantastic views. As it is high enough to look over parts of the Yorkshire Dales, gaining the best of both worlds.
Wyre Forest, Shropshire
Just less than an hour from Birmingham, there is one of England’s largest ancient woodlands, home to all kinds of woodlands, including daffodils and bluebells. With walks for all abilities, this trail is something for anyone! A true forest like experience.
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