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Location of Harry Potter in mind Which? list of the best british walks


the best walks in Britain have been revealed and it is a Harry Potter filming location taking first place.

Travel experts from Which? curated a long list of 75 of the nation’s favorite and busiest one-day races walks (less than 15 miles).

In December, they then surveyed 1,807 members of their panel to find the crème de la crème. Only markets reaching a minimum sample size were listed.

Britain’s Best Walks According to Which? investigation

Regions with the most quality hikes

The Lake District proved to be the most popular region for high quality walks, claiming six places in the table.

The Peak District, Cornwall and Northumberland each have three of the best walks, while Dorset, Snowdonia, London, Surrey and the North York Moors have two each.

Malham Cove and Gordale Scar scored a stunning 89% walk score in the survey. Visitors were impressed by the cove’s amphitheater-shaped cliffs that lead to a limestone causeway, where a scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was filmed.

Its second striking geological feature, Gordale Scar, is a narrow ravine surrounded by sheer walls 100 meters high. The 7.5 mile walk scored full five stars for scenery and places of interest. It has been rated four out of five for difficulty – where one is easy and five is only suitable for experienced walkers – meaning it is a route for more regular hikers.

Somerset County Gazette: The Lake District appears six times in the Which?  list of the best British walks.  Photo: PAThe Lake District appears six times in the Which? list of the best British walks. Photo: PA

The joint second best walks were both in Cornwall and achieved 88%. The Botallack Mine Short Walk got five stars for peace and quiet and scenery; at a mile long, it’s the shortest of the 51 best walks, alongside Brimham Rocks in North Yorkshire.

The more challenging seven-mile Lizard Peninsula circuit around the southernmost tip of mainland Britain has earned five stars for places of interest, scenery and wildlife, with rare birdlife red-billed sharks as well as basking sharks and seals that call it home. .

In which ? survey results, only two other routes – Solva to St Davids and Blakeney Point – equaled this mark for wildlife.

Best walk in Wales

Rhossili Headland kept their record for the best walk in Wales with an overall score of 86%. The undemanding 3.5-mile trail in the Gower received top marks for scenery and a further five four-star scores in the Which? investigation, making it an excellent all-rounder.

Walkers pass an ancient Iron Age fort and can see the remains of a shipwreck rising out of the shimmering sea at low tide.

The best walks in Scotland

Anstruther to Crail on the Fife Coastal Path has been rated the best route in Scotland with an 83% walkability score. The easily navigable four-mile route connects a string of fishing villages whose stone houses have been the subject of many painters.

At 13 miles, Scotland’s second-best route, Loch Katrine in the Trossachs National Park, was the longest walk on offer, which can easily be completed in a day. Walkers can keep an eye out for forests of silver birch, oak, and mountain ash as they traverse the waterfalls on this gentle lakeside walk.

Rory Boland, editor of Which? Travel said: “The UK offers an incredible variety of walks and with its magical connection, the most popular route in our survey was a worthy winner.

“From breathtaking hills and lake loops to historic hikes, clifftop trails and pebble beaches below, there’s a route for every taste and ability.”