Looking for a good walking destination but too many choices . . .
Q. Looking for a good walking destination for easy-moderate walks in late Aug/early Sept. We are novices but love the public footpath system. Perfect spot would be a welcoming B & B with hi-speed wireless in a rural village, accessible by rail then rental car from LHR, and with multiple 5-10 mile walks from town or nearby. Have enjoyed walks like this from Betws-y-Coid [Betws-y-Coed] in Snowdonia and Bowness on Windermere in the Lakes District. Looking for something like that in a different location. Your recommendations will help us focus our search. Many thanks for any suggestions.
Dick Vincent, Atlanta
A. Our unique interactive walk search maps might be able to help you here.
Take a look at these two links:
Also have look at our feature on Walks from popular villages, towns and locations.
Having said all that reading between the lines I think Keswick in The Lake District might fit the bill since it is an interesting market town with lots to see and do. It has relatively easy access to some of the big mountains including Skiddaw, Helvellyn, Dale Head (Newlands) to name just a few.
And of course boat trips on beautiful Derwent Water followed by an English Cream Tea!
Also have a look out our interactive map of The Brecon Beacons in South Wales, where Brecon itself would make a good base for a week's walking
I am sure none of these will disappoint.
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