Best Hikes for Beginners in the U.K.

Schiehallion – Perthshire

For Scottish adventurers, climbing Munros – mountains over 3,000 feet – is a popular pastime. Schiehallion is one of the easiest Munros to climb, which makes it a perfect beginner hike. The 6.25-mile trail has a well-marked path for most of the journey, but if you want to get to the actual summit, you’ll have to climb across some boulders at the very top. The views at the top are absolutely spectacular. On a clear day, you can see for miles in every direction.

This hiking trail is best to tackle in summer. In the winter, you’ll need lots of specialized gear in order to make it through the ice.

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Roseberry Topping – North York Moors

Roseberry Topping is the fantastical name given to a popular hill located in the North York Moors, in the town of Newton-under-Roseberry. Its jutting shape is visible for miles around, and the two-mile trail toward the peak passes through a beautiful woodland, which makes even the flat trail towards the hill extremely pleasant and interesting.

The circular path starts just outside Whitegate Farm and passes through Newton Woods, where you can see plenty of wildflowers if you’re there in the springtime. After heading out of the forest, the trail passes through a rocky landscape up to the peak.

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Ingleborough Nature Trail – Yorkshire Dales

Ingleborough is a unique place in Yorkshire that has been shaped by the influence of botanist Reginald Farrer, who planted hundreds of unique new species of plants in the moorlands near his home in Clapham.

The Ingleborough Nature Trail passes through this area, as well as the spectacular Ingleborough Cave – a massive limestone cave that stretches for over half a mile. Although you’ll have to pay an entrance fee to the cave, it’s worth it for the experience of seeing the massive underground structure, complete with a waterfall, as well as stalagmites and stalactites that have been forming there for hundreds of millions of years.

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