It’s been another long and challenging winter, but hopefully spring and better weather is just around the corner. It’s a magical season to get out and about in the beautiful British countryside, as the life and colour begin to bounce back. Here are some ideas to make the most of our wonderful woodlands, hills, moors and lakes.
The Lake District is celebrated by William Wordsworth in his famous poem ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’. What better way to see those dancing golden daffodils for yourself on a springtime walk? While there are of course endless options to choose from, it is thought that the idyllic Ullswater was the inspiration for Wordsworth’s rapture.
It’s still just as special today, so why not pack up that camera and head for Glencoyne Bay, where swathes of daffodils are still to be found. The easiest way of making the trip is to take the Ullswater Steamer from Glenridding to Howtown, and make your way back to the starting point, stopping off to paddle and admire the view along the way.
Away from the more well-known tourist traps of the Cotswolds are some beautiful classic English valleys. One such marvel can be found by setting out from the market town of Marshfield, and picking up a footpath beyond the main A420 road.
From here, you can make a seven-mile circular walk through grassy vales, taking in the village of West Kington on the way. Look out for wildflowers, buzzards, skylarks, and yellowhammers.
A carpet of bluebells is one of the most wonderful sights of a British spring, and one of the best places to see them is the slopes of Rosebery Topping in North Yorkshire. There are plenty of walking routes available for this peak, which is bordered by Newton Wood in the North York Moors National Park.
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