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Celebrate St George&'s Day with a walk

Today is St George’s Day, so what better time to suggest five great walking holidays in England. England offers a huge variety of beautiful landscape and a wealth f walking routes, from quiet, away-from-it-all paths to wild and rugged trails to walks that pass through lots of fascinating places.

5 great English walking trails

large-13 England's Coast to Coast One of the most consistently popular trails in England is Wainwright's Coast to Coast. Alfred Wainwright, famous for his pictorial guides to The Lakeland Fells, combined two coasts, three national parks and 200 miles of footpath together to create this fabulous long-distance walk. See England’s Coast to Coast large-11 The Cotswold Round Take in some quintessentially English views, towns and villages on this fabulous walk through Cotswold countryside. The self-guided walking holiday starts in the Regency town of Cheltenham and follows a circular route through an area that is described as a honey pot for walkers. See Cotswold Round large-12 Hadrian’s Wall Path Immerse yourself in a wonder world of English (and Scottish!) history with a walking tour on Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail. The trail heads from coast to coast alongside an iconic landmark that was built in Roman times. Hadrian’s Wall is Europe’s largest surviving Roman monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Hadrian’s Wall Path starts in the city of Newcastle and takes you through the landscapes of Northumberland and then on to Cumbria, finishing at the mouth of the River Solway. See Hadrian’s Wall Path large-14 Lake District Round Follow in the footsteps of English romantic poet William Wordsworth in the English Lake District on a self-guided circular walk that takes you deep into the heart of the English Lake District. Enjoy the delights of famous English lakes, such as Windermere and Coniston Water, and traverse mountain passes through rugged fells and moors. Lake District Round large-15 The Jurassic Coast Walk back in time along the 95-mile Jurassic Coast and discover three geological periods – the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous – spanning over 185 million years of the Earth’s history. This is another World Heritage Site Status site and unforgettable stretch of coastline. The Jurassic Coast Also find out more about St George’s Day.
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