Go walking in our wildest landscapes in the UK and uncover hidden gems
This month, we’ve been on a Community trundl, walking for charity in support of our partner, National Parks UK.
So, what better way to celebrate these incredible places than to recommend some new walking routes for you to try out on your next visit?
National Parks UK recently posted a list of their top 15 walks, in the hopes of guiding visitors through these brilliant landscapes and encouraging more walkers to discover why these precious places are worth preserving.
Stay safe while out walking for charity
Before we dive into some of the walks that we think are worth trying out and maybe using walking for charity app trundl too, it’s important to remind walkers to stay safe and familiarise yourselves with the many signs you might see whilst out and about.
As an example, at certain times of the year, National Parks are home to some of our most beloved wildlife, as well as providing lush pastures for local livestock, so remember to bring a lead if you have a furry friend of your own! This information, as well as a whole host of other signs and directives are found on their website
Our favourite National Parks walking routes
What are some of the National Park’s trundls that we’d like to try? Perhaps there’s something here for you too!
- An easy peasey one to get you started on their list is Aysgarth Falls and Freeholders’ Wood in the Yorkshire Dales. (that’s a bit of a mouthful isn’t it?!) Not only were these famous falls featured in various films but the surrounding woodland is home to Red Squirrels, roe deer and dormice. The walk also features a route that is suitable for wheelchairs, prams and those who might struggle with some of the steeper pathways. One for a quiet stroll or something with the family. We’ll let you decide!
- If you’re looking for something more challenging, we think Combe Martin and the Hangmans in Exmoor National Park could be the route for you! The walk is roughly 5 miles long and takes you through the village of Combe Martin on the North Devonshire coast, which is known for its mineral mining history and sheltered sea cove. It’s a hill and valley walk which gives you a glimpse of the most stunning views of Britain’s Highest Sea Cliff, Great Hangman. The sandy beaches are mostly secluded, and there are plenty of rock pools to explore whilst you catch your breath!
- For walkers with a tough pair of boots and a head for heights might recognise this final route from Pride and Prejudice. It is of course Standage Edge from Hathersage in the Peak District National Park. The recommended route is a nine mile walk from the village of Hathersage, offering some breath-taking views over the Derwent and Hope Valleys. You’ll also catch a peek of the stone pathways at Mam Tor, pictured above, and the highest peak in the district, Kinder Scout.
Where to find these walks.
You can find the details of these walks, as well as plenty of others, below on the National Park website.
Whether you’re in the area or looking for something to try on your next holiday, why not take Bundl (which is what we call our hedgehog icon) with you and download trundl the walking for charity app before you go?
Did you know that you will never lose a trundl even if you were to lose signal? Our app now gives you the option to upload a trundl when you head back to civilisation, and if you forgot to press “Go” you can manually save it too.
What a relief. Happy trundling!