The UK's best spring coastal walks

Posted on 12/04/2017

Get outside this Easter weekend and enjoy the UK’s best coastal walks, all available to download with the ViewRanger app.

 

1. Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Old Harry Rocks Dorset Best UK Coastal walks

Featured on Julia Bradbury’s Britain’s Best Walks, this route takes you to one of the most famous landmarks on the Jurassic Coast – the Old Harry Rocks chalk stacks, as well as delivering views to the Needles and the Isle of Wight. If you’re visiting in spring and summer, you can expect to see an array of flora and fauna.

 

2. Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path

Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path Best UK Coast paths

Taking you through fantastic scenery including a Roman Road, the unique Brecks, low cliffs and extensive sandy beaches and dunes, this National Trail combines two long-distance walking routes and offers something for everyone from a gentle stroll to a challenging 93 mile (150Km) walk.

 

3. Sandwood Bay, Scottish Highlands

Sandwood Bay Scotland Remote Beach UK Best Coastal Walks

Visit one of Britain’s most remote and beautiful beaches. The walk along the moorland track is rewarded with picture-perfect views of golden sand, rocky cliffs and the dagger-like sea stack, Am Buachaille.

 

4. South West Coast Path

Portwrinkle Village Whitsand Bay South west coast path Best UK Coastal walks

The walk of a lifetime - where else can you walk along 630 miles of such superb coastline? Explore the longest National Trail in the country, taking in the spectacular ocean views. It can be the ultimate challenge for long-distance hikers, but you can also enjoy part of the route on shorter day walks.

 

5. Marloes Peninsula, Wales

Marloes Sands, beach on Marloes Peninsular, Best UK Coastal Walks

With stunning views over the Pembrokeshire coast, this walk takes in Marloes Sands – the National Trust beach that’s known to be a geologist’s paradise – as well as Wooltack Bay, where you can find a great view of the Pembrokeshire islands. You may even spot a seal or dolphin on the shoreline!

 

6. Dundrum Coastal Path, Northern Ireland

Dundrum Coastal Path, Northern Ireland

The Dundrum Coastal Path runs along a 1.61 mile (2.5km) stretch of disused railway line on the western shore of Dundrum Inner Bay. Discover fantastic views across the bay to the sands and dunes of Murlough, up to the medieval ruins of Dundrum Castle.

 

7. St David’s Head, Pembrokeshire, Wales

St Davids Head Wales, Best UK Coastal Walks

Starting by the beautiful Whitesands Beach, this route takes you inland before joining part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Enjoy extensive coastal views on a walk that’s teeming with wildlife.

 

8. Durdle Door, Dorset

Durdle Door Dorset Best UK Coastal Walks

A simply spectacular route that joins the South West Coast Path and rises and falls numerous times to reach the breath-taking Durdle Door limestone arch, an iconic feature on the Jurassic Coast.

 

9. Seven Sisters Cliffs

Seven Sisters Cliffs Best UK Coast Walks

Discover Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters Cliffs on this coastal walk in the South Downs National Park. Visit Belle Tout lighthouse for wonderful views over the sea and downlands.

 

10. Blakeney Point, Norfolk

Blakeny Point Norfolk UK Best Coast Walks Beaches

A great walk for wildlife watchers, this National Trust walk encompasses Blakeney Point and Lifeboat House on the Norfolk coastline. Another route where you may be lucky enough to spot marine life.

 

Have you got any more recommendations? Let us know in the comments!

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