In celebration of Dad’s big day we’ve collected 5 routes perfect for a Father’s Day adventure. Whether it’s a trip with a pub lunch at the end or following in your father’s footsteps in more ways than one, hop on your bike or pop on your walking boots and enjoy some quality time with your Dad and the outdoors this Sunday.
1. Snickets, Ginnels and Walls of York (£)
Difficulty: Very Easy
Length: 3.02 miles
By WalkingWorld Ltd
For Dads with a peaceful presence and a love of culture, the historic buildings, art galleries and theatres will make for the perfect day and it all comes with a riverside view. What more can you ask for?
Best for: Art enthusiast Dads
2. Tryfan, Snowdonia (£)
Difficulty: Very Hard
Length: 0.98 miles
By Trail Magazine
This vertical route is set in the skies of Wales. Including a steep walk and 2 rock climbing opportunities, this is great for the fearless family or as a first for Father’s Day.
Best for: Thrill seeker Dads
3. Brandon Country Park – Easy Access Trail (FREE)
Length: 1.1 miles
By Discover Suffolk
Perfect for walking with wheels, this path has hard surfaces with a firm trail. This route includes towering woodlands reaching stunning views, including the Walden Garden and the beautiful lake for Dad to enjoy while the kids are entertained with the children’s play area.
Best for: Big kid Dads
4. North Downs Way: Betsom’s Farm to Dunton Green (FREE)
Length: 6.22 miles
By John Gallop
A great escape from the London chaos, with a short journey from the city you reach the peacefulness and isolation of Betsom’s Farm. This route has a woodland settings with keyhole views of local landmarks, and after a tranquil journey past farmland cross the bridge to stop off in the local pub for a Father’s Day feast.
Best for: Lunching Dads
5. Pollok Country Park, Glasgow (FREE)
Length: 8.59 miles
By BBC Countryfile
A free-flowing ride with stunning landmarks for the cycling enthusiasts on the way. Enjoy an urban cycle with woodland appearances and waterside views of Glasgow. Stop off at the BellaHouston Park’s Velodrome or try out some of the mountain bike loops on the way.
Best for: Bike loving Dads