Snow-capped mountains, endless evergreens, verdant trees, rugged coastline – all these can be found in the UK. If you’re planning for a short vacation with your loved ones and friends, then read through this list of the loveliest backpacking destinations to visit this spring:
Southern Upland Way
This coast to coast path measures 340 km across the southern part of Scotland. Although it’s not UK’s longest, it’s still known for being the toughest. Uncompromising and isolated, this track suits those who seem to be happy taking the trip on their own and enjoying solitude or with a group.
There won’t be a lot of day-trippers in this particular area since it’s without significant amenities. The moors are beautifully desolate, forests are commanding and the mountains are daunting. Self-sufficiency is certainly the name of this game – the back country folk and the route suits campers – and there’s cachet in tramping cross country starting from the Irish Sea down to the North Sea.
Pembrokeshire Coast Path
Remote and windswept, Pembrokeshire occupies the south westernmost extremity of Wales. It’s a chubby peninsula that juts towards the great Irish Sea. Picturesque villages and jagged cliffs pepper the coastline and punctuating the backdrop of boiling surf and sweeping beaches.
The best way to enjoy the beauty of this path is for the traveller to trek the 299 km coast path starting from Amroth to St Dogmaels. This would take you more or less 2 weeks, but for starters, you could camp at Britain’s smallest city, St David’s. Also, you could strike out the sands of St Brides Bay. This is the best place for surfers, beachcombers and swimmers to make the most of the area’s gorgeous sands.
Most hikers are acquainted with the fun of tackling Pennine Way. It’s UK’s premier long distance path. Travellers would have to track the mountainous spine of the island from Edale which is located in Derbyshire’s Peak District to Yorkshire Dales and Kirk Yetholm, both found in the Scottish Borders.
Pennine measures 429 km of rigorous trekking through 3 stunning national parks. This path is technically challenging and the full path would require 3 weeks. However, if you do not have the right time and energy, then it is recommended that you simply take day hikes. These hikes will surely give you a new flavour. In addition, different villages in Yorkshire Dales would give you a nice view.
This fine peninsular walk measures 165 km from the Tarbert Harbour up to Dunaverty. The path offers beguiling sceneries, foaming Atlantic surf as well as blood-red sunsets. Having been opened in 2006, Kintyre path remains relatively unknown so get there while it’s not yet swarmed by many tourists.
Travelling to different tourist destinations and walking different scenic paths are one-of-a-kind experiences. Of course, there are risks involved here, so it is recommended that you take a backpacker travel insurance. Most travellers buy backpacker travel insurance so as to enjoy peace of mind during their journey. There’s no point in worrying when you should be taking pictures and enjoying so many wondrous sites.