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:

Find Walks on Interactive Ordnance Survey Explorer™ Walking Maps (Orange Covers) and

Find Walks on Interactive Ordnance Survey Landranger® Walking Maps (Pink Covers)

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.

There are also lots of slightly easier walks but with equally stunning views such as hills like Cat Bells (Catbells), Walla Crag, Castle Crag and Latrigg.

And of course boat trips on beautiful Derwent Water followed by an English Cream Tea!

If Keswick doesn't suit then consider Castleton and Edale in The Peak District, (Castleton has more choice for B & B's), Ingleton in The Yorkshire Dales or Wooler in Northumberland.

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.

Hope this helps and don't forget to send us some of your holiday snaps . . .

Mike (Editor)


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