The Anglesey Coast Path is one of a huge number of walks in the UK that offer breath taking views across Great Britain’s diverse and beautiful landscape. Last week saw Julia Bradbury return with her new walking series ‘Walks With A View’ where she explored this section of the Wales Coast Path, highlighting why it can proudly boast some of the most spectacular view over the Menai Strait and Snowdonia, not to mention an untouched coastline and superb eateries.
Passing through sand dunes, salt marches, along cliffs and beaches and even a walk to the edge of a Peninsula affectionately known as Love Island, we have to agree with her, the Anglesey Coast Path is well worth a visit. It also got us thinking, if we could pick just four walks with a view where would we recommend, it was a difficult decision but we hope that whether you prefer the fresh sea air of a coastal walk or the uninterrupted panoramas from the top of a mountain this list will inspire you to dig out those walking boots.
Best Coastal View
Sticking with Wales for a moment there is no debating that the Welsh Coastline with it’s crystal clear waters and mile long sandy shores has some of the best beaches and coastal views in the world. For those that want a real challenge you can walk the length of the Wales Coast Path, all 870 miles of it but if don’t quite feel up to navigating the coastline of an entire country we think the views you will find on the Pembrokeshire section of the coast path pretty hard to beat. For something really special visit the coat path in Spring to experience the wild flowers in their prime, April to May is best.
Best River View
Stretching 180 miles, this easy walking riverside trail begins in the picturesque green countryside of the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire and ends at the Thames flood barrier in South West London. If it’s Wind in the Willows scenery, quaint villages, woodlands, iconic building and historical palaces of interest you are interested in then this walk has it all.
Best Mountain View
The UK offers some truly awe inspiring mountain ranges from Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons in Wales, to the peaks in the Lake District and the highlands in Scotland, all of them deserving of a mention. However after much debate we have chosen the West Highland Way, incorporating some of Scotland’s most iconic scenery such as Loch Lomond, Fort William and Glen Coe this awe inspiring trail offers world class views and walking
Best Countryside View
With it’s picture postcard villages full of thatched roofs and English country gardens, rolling green hills and lavender fields, there is no other walk that captures ‘England’s Green And Pleasant Land’ quite like the Cotswold Way. With the addition of views over the Bristol Channel and the chance to wonder around beautiful Bath we can’t think of another walk that offers countryside views quite like the Cotswolds.