Some of Great Britain’s best spring walks part 1

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to throw off winter and look forward to flowers, lambs and a little bit of sunshine. Now is a great time to book a spring break with your family and we have just the holiday cottage for you. Check out the interactive map, we have thousands of holiday rentals to choose from.

Once you’re all booked up, you’re going to want to plan things to do while you’re away. Because we’re nice people, we have asked a wide range of previous guests where they like to walk this time of year. We have dedicated the next two blog posts to listing the best of them.

The Cotswold Way – Gloucestershire

The Cotswold Way is a walk that crosses over 100 miles of glorious countryside, through Bath, Chipping Campden, Stanton, Broadway, Winchcombe and Hailes. The Way is huge and features multiple offshoots, so you really are spoilt for choice with this walk.

Bow Wood – Derbyshire

Bow Wood is a Woodland Trust property near Matlock in Derbyshire. It is 27 acres of glorious woodland with parking, fantastic views, lots of colour and wildlife. Dogs are welcome, as are hikers and walkers. The wood overlooks the Derwent Valley and has a range of trails for people of all abilities.

Norfolk Coast Path – Norfolk

The Norfolk Coast Path is a well-kept secret known only to seasoned walkers. It’s a fascinating trail that is well service by a local bus, the Coasthopper. The path takes in much of the Norfolk coastline including Burnham, Deepdale and Holkham. This path comes alive in spring when migrating birds begin returning and the woods begin turning green.

Machno Valley – Conwy

The Machno Valley is contained within the Snowdonia National Park and enjoys all the benefits of that. It’s a quieter area that features lakes, woodland and lovely countryside. It’s great all year round but is especially lively during spring. Rains feed waterfalls, the woods begin turning green and life returns to the Welsh countryside. It’s a lovely place to visit this time of year.

Sutton Park – Birmingham

We think city parks are massively underrated. Sutton Park in Birmingham is one such park that doesn’t receive the credit it deserves. It’s 2,400 acres of green and pleasant land close to Sutton Coldfield that has parking, a café and toilets as well as mile and miles of trails, woodland, wetland, marshes and seven lakes. If you’re anywhere near here in one of our holiday cottages, we definitely suggest visiting!

Join us next time for another batch of Great Britain’s best spring walks!

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