The best walk in the UK is 'peaceful' Scottish hotspot with 'glorious' views

Ben Nevis walk

Ben Nevis was voted the best walk in the UK

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 03/09/2023

- 04:00

Updated: 03/09/2023

- 16:31

A walk in Scotland has been voted as the best in the UK

Going for a walk is a great way to spend a day off or sunny evening.

A recent study by Away Resorts has named the top 10 walks to try this month.

Ben Nevis in Scotland was voted as the most scenic and popular walk, based on the number of positive reviews.

The full walk is 15.8km, so best kept for a day with plenty of time.

Lake District mountains

A number of Lake District walks made the list


Hikers should also make sure they are well-equipped and have the capacity to complete the walk.

Ben Nevis has an impressive 4.5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor and those who have visited will often share their praise online.

One TripAdvisor used said it was "fun to do" and commended the "glorious" views.

Another branded the hike a "difficult yet extremely rewarding experience".

One more said it was their "favourite" walk in the UK, adding it was "peaceful, tranquil and enjoyable from top to bottom".

Ben Nevis was followed in the list by Lizard Peninsula Walk in Cornwall and Cat Bells Walk in the Lake District.

Malham Cover and Gordale Scar Walk in Northumberland took the number four spot.

Walks in the Lake District were a firm favourite, with four making the top 10 list.

Lake District UK

​The Lake District has lots of stunning walks 


Most scenic and popular walks in the UK

1. Ben Nevis, Scotland

2. Lizard Peninsula Walk, Cornwall

3. Cat Bells Walks, the Lake District

4. Malham Cove and Gordale Scar Walk, Yorkshire Dales

5. Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle Walk, Northumberland

6. Buttermere Walk, Lake District

7. Old Harry Walk, Dorset

8. Mam Tor and the Great Ridge, Peak District

9. Oldman of Coniston Walk, Lake District

10. Helvellyn via Striding Edge walk, Lake District

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