Best Hikes for Beginners in the U.K.
Despite its relatively small size, the U.K. features an incredible variety of impressive landscapes. From snow-capped mountains to bucolic valleys, the countries within the U.K. – England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – are full of varied landscapes that stretch from coast to coast.
The history of each individual region is proudly cultivated by its inhabitants, and you’re as likely to come across a 12th-century church on a walk as you are a modern art installation. The U.K. sincerely believes in upholding their historical landmarks and landscapes, and there are plenty of places to visit if you’re looking for beautiful scenery.
We’ve gathered together some of the best beginners’ hikes in the U.K., which will take you through some exceptionally beautiful places.
Conic Hill – Loch Lomond
If you’ve walked the storied banks of Loch Lomond and are in search of a bit more adventure, head to Conic Hill. Conic Hill is a short, sharp peak that rises above Loch Lomond in Balmaha, Scotland.
The walk itself is only about 2.5 miles – it starts at the Balmaha parking lot, which is accessible by bus or car. There’s a marked path, and the hardest part is some steeper stairs at the end. If you want to reach the very top of the summit, you’ll need to cross over some rocks, but it should be manageable with a good pair of shoes.