Hiking Camping Breaks
We’re so lucky that the UK offers some stunning scenery to those who like to walk and hike, which is just one reason why campervan holidays are really popular. As hiking is a passion of ours, we’ve listed a few places across the country that might give you some ideas for hiking camping breaks and places to visit for walking holidays for all abilities.
SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK
There are a variety of walks for all abilities among the unique Snowdonia landscape.
For the experts there are nine mountain ranges covering with peaks over 3,000 ft and for those looking for a more gentle walk or hike, there are beautiful waterfalls, river gorges, green valleys and 23 miles of coastline with sandy beaches.
So, there really is something for everyone.
Brampton, Northumberland & Cumbria
If you’re looking for hiking camping breaks, Hadrian’s Wall is a great choice. Hadrian’s Wall is named after the Roman Emperor who ordered the 73-mile wall to be built between AD 122 and 128.
The 84-mile path alongside the wall offers some incredible views of the Lake District and Pannines and an interactive History of the Wall exhibition at the Roman Army Museum at Carvoran.
The Lizard is a peninsula in southern Cornwall and the most southerly point of the British mainland and is an Area of Outstanding National Beauty. The dramatic views and diverse landscape of The Lizard makes it a popular location for ramblers.
There are lots of places to hike along the stunning 630-mile coastline from Minehead in Somerset to Poole Harbour in Dorset with plenty of hidden coves and beautiful beaches to explore.
THE WHITE HORSES
These iconic landmarks are carved into the hillsides of Wiltshire and date back around 250 years and were all carved to commemorate different events in history, such as the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1838 (The Hackpen Horse).
There are eight horses to see and some beautiful countryside walks among them so why not visit Wiltshire and see them all?
SCARFELL PIKE MOUNTAIN & WAR MEMORIAN
Lake District National Park, Cumbria
As the tallest mountain in England, there are many different routes to the 978 metre-high summit depending on your experience.
Scarfell Pike is cared for by the National Trust as a post war gift. It’s a popular hiking destination but should not be underestimated so preparation is key.
We love Scarfell Pike so much we named one of our campervans after it which you can hire here.
YORKSHIRE THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE
Home to some of the best walking in the UK, be sure to add Yorkshire to your hiking list.
The 24-mile loop Three Peaks Challenge can be completed in around 12 hours and involves almost 1,600m of climbing so great if you’re looking for a challenge at the weekend.
You can take the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge as part of an organised event, or a self-guided hike.