Walking is a very serious pass-time within the British Isles. Indeed, the UK Parliament has passed legislation in recent years to provide ‘ramblers’ with even more rights in the countryside and this extends to granting them permission to respectfully walk across private land.
The famous pop star ‘Madonna’ actually had a hand in this, although her aim was to achieve the opposite of the common law precedent that was eventually set. Madonna tried to prevent ramblers from entering her private land, in England, but one of the country’s highest courts judged against her. Bad news for her but excellent news for the UK’s walking enthusiasts.
Some of the most beautiful walks to be enjoyed in the UK are definitely found along the varied coast of these magnificent isles. The main land of Great Britain is the most prepared in this area as there is a coastal path that runs around vast expanses of the coast.
The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, in the southwest of Wales, is a breathtaking walk and takes in some of the most stunning views in the entire country. Parts of the coastal path are within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and are therefore protected for the public to enjoy in the future.
The South West Coastal Path is by far the longest UK walk. It stretches for hundreds of miles, right around the peninsula, and takes in a number of counties. It is perhaps at its most dramatic through the counties of Cornwall, Devon and Dorset. If you intend to cover a lot of this walking trail, set plenty of time aside.
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