World Tourism Day

Posted on 26/09/2016

Today is World Tourism Day, which has been celebrated on September 27th since 1980 by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. Who needs a better excuse to get out into our National Parks this week and explore the natural beauty in Britain? We’ve put together some of our best routes across the UK’s National Parks, from mountain biking in the rolling hills of the South Downs to hiking to hidden waterfalls in the Brecon Beacons.

World Tourism Day1. Dock Tarn, Lake District (FREE)

Type: Walking
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.54 miles
By BBC Countryfile Magazine

Discover the real essence of Lakeland at remote little Dock Tarn and delight in a quiet wonderland perfect for a picnic pit-stop.

Best for: A relaxing wander
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World Tourism Day Cumbria2. Illgill Head, Eskdale, Cumbria (£)

Type: Walking
Difficulty: Medium
Length: 9.69 miles
By Trail Magazine

Climbing above the surprisingly shy Wasdale Screes, this route gives an insight into Gable and Scafell’s majesty further along the ridge.

Best for: Countryside views
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3. Storrington, South Downs (FREE)World Tourism Day South Downs

Type: Mountain Biking
Difficulty: Hard
Length: 20.79 miles
By Mountain Biking UK Magazine

A big day out on rolling hills with some great steep, fast descents and superb sections of single track too. Of course, the trail includes all the usual panoramic views associated with the South Downs.

Best for: Variety of riding
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Picture credit: Russell Burton


World Tourism Day Brecon4. Sgwd yr Eira, Brecon Beacons National Park (£)

Type: Hiking
Difficulty: Medium
Length: 9.4 miles
By Trail Magazine

Following the stony paths along the river leads you to a number of impressive naturally-made waterfalls.

Best for: Nature’s best surprises
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World Tourism Day Yorkshire Dales5. Scar House Reservoir, Yorkshire Dales (FREE)

Type: Mountain Biking
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 9.81 miles
By Mountain Biking UK Magazine

This route has some steep hills to climb – and descend – on good tracks, with stunning views and a few challenging sections to keep you on your toes.

Best for:  Good trails
Download this route here

Picture credit: Russell Burton

 

World Tourism Day Scotland6. Glen Loin Trail, Arrochar, South Highlands, Scotland (£)

Type: Hiking
Difficulty: Medium
Length: 11.07 miles
By Trail Magazine

Sitting at the head of Loch Long amid steep and rocky peaks, Arrochar is a fine centre for adventure. The Glen Loin Trail is perfect for a day out on foot or mountain bike with wide forest tracks.

Best for: Striking sights
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