10 hikes worth putting your boots on for

From gentle after-work ambles to full-day mountainous hikes, here are 10 walks worth getting your boots out for, as chosen by you

Photo | Visit Britain

Photo | Visit Britain

Loch Lomond

“My favourite walk? A short and quick ascent of a little-known hill on the east side of Loch Lomond. Following the West Highland Way, double back and witness a spectacular view looking south over the loch. Most people miss it as they head north on the beaten track!”

Stephen Macmillan

Isle of Man

“Raad ny Foillan, which translates as The Way  of the Gull, is a coastal long distance footpath
on the Isle of Man. Fantastic.”

Chris Hunt


The hike to Haytor, Dartmoor |Photo David Young - Fotolia.com

The hike to Haytor, Dartmoor |Photo David Young – Fotolia.com

“Haytor in Dartmoor, Devon is my favourite. The walk follows a route around a quarry before joining up with ancient trails.”

Jenny Moore

South Downs Way

“My walk home from work, which just happens to include a small section of the South Downs Way!”

Carl Baker

Lincoln Common

“Along West Common in Lincoln, just down the road from my house, is a fabulous walk. Lovely views complete with beautiful grazing horses. It soon makes me forget a bad day at work!”

Keeley Nally-Taylor

Northumberland coast

“Craster to Seahouses, along the magnificent Northumberland coastline, is an awesome walk.”

Nicholas Robinson

Lake District

“From Glenridding up to Helvellyn, followed by a wild camp at Grisedale tarn. Perfect!”

George Jacob


Jersey’s lunar-like landscape | Photo Harold Biebel - Fotolia.com

Jersey’s lunar-like landscape | Photo Harold Biebel – Fotolia.com

“The ‘moonwalk’ over the lunar-like landscape of exposed sea bed to Seymour Tower, Jersey, followed by an overnight stay on the off-shore reef. Stunning in every way.”

Simon Le Huray 

County Down

“Slieve Donard, in Northern Ireland, where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea.”

Aaron Byrne

Isle of Skye

“The Storr on the Isle of Skye, past the Old Man. Amazing views from the top!”

Tom Moody