Pillow Partners Top 10 Hiking Destinations

Here at Pillow Partners, we love to go for a brisk walk to keep our positive energy up, so we’ve decided to let you know some of our best spots! Including the properties that we recommend you stay close by. We hope you enjoy all our choices.

1- Arrochar, Scotland

Arrochar has been a popular destination for mountaineers since the early 1800s and is still a hub for mountain climbers and those who enjoy the gentle forest walks in Argyll Forest Park and the surrounding areas. Hillwalkers visiting the Arrochar Alps are always impressed by the views from the top of the mountain pinnacles. Many brave climbers will visit these hills in winter, however, we advise that you take on the challenging routes during the Scottish summertime.

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2- Wales

Snowdonia is a stunning area of outstanding natural beauty that boasts no less than 14 peaks over 3,000 feet in height, including Snowdon itself. A lovely trail up the Watkin Path to the Snowdon summit. It is recommended to anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and adequate clothing. Enjoy clear blue lagoons with waterfalls, wildlife, breathtaking landscape, and, once you’ve reached the summit of Snowdon, stunning panoramic views.

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3-  Yorkshire Dales

The valleys, moors, hills, and caverns of the Yorkshire Dales are etched with miles and miles of rolling footpaths – explore this atmospheric limestone landscape with our guide to the national park’s best hiking trails. The Yorkshire Dales National Park may be land-bound, but what it lacks in coastal drama it makes up for in magnificent moorlands, deep valleys, and striking limestone crags, from the villages and towns of Settle and Hawes to the wild landscapes of Malham Cove and Malham Tarn.

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4- Stirling 

Cambussbarron and the North third circular. The solitude of Stirlingshire’s scintillating singletrack is just one reason to head north of the border. Great views of Stirling and North Third all the way around. climbs up to the top of the craggy escarpment of Lewis Hill with superb views before descending to cross the dam and continue around the shore.

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5- Guildford

Silent Pool & St Martha’s Hill A circular walk in the Surrey Hills AONB, visiting a number of popular attractions including Silent Pool, a stretch of the North Downs Way, Newlands Corner and St Martha’s Hill and truly offers outstanding natural beauty. The walk has several climbs and descents throughout, including a steep climb up to the top of the North Downs. You will need to negotiate some steps, one kissing gate and two stiles (both of which have open fence surrounds for dogs to pass through). There is just one field, at the end, that may be holding livestock with the rest of the route following paths through heath and woodland.

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6- Ipswich
Ipswick and Tunstall Forest Circular is a 102.7 kilometre loop trail. just over 9 miles taking in Iken Cliffs, Tunstall Forest and Chillesford, mostly following the Suffolk Coast Path and the Sandlings Walk. It’s a fantastic walk to just relax and take in the nature surrounding the route.

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7- Ellesmere Port

Wirral Way: Hooton to West Kirby is a 21.2 kilometre point-to-point trail located near Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels The 12 miles of the old West Wirral railway is long gone, but the trackbed is now a magnificent linear country park, ‘The Wirral Way’. The line was closed in 1962 and purchased by Cheshire County Council. There is a bridleway alongside so horses are separated from both cyclists and walkers. The ‘Hadrow Road Station’ has been preserved together with many artefacts. The Thurstaston Visitor Centre is a popular local attraction.

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8- Bristol

Snuff Mills is a pleasant and well-maintained Riverside walk. Plenty of facilities available, such as free car park, public toilets and a nice little cafe servicing hot and cold drinks & sandwiches and snacks. It is recommended to all fitness levels. After wet weather brings wellies or walking boots is a main motto because few points get very muddy,  without rain—a family-friendly stroll.  The fantastic landscapes complete the scenic views. The nature at this park is incredibly rewarding with all the effort.  The pleasant paths well maintained the possibilities of other activities making this place a fun area.

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9- Stoney Middleton

Curbar Gap and Froggatt Wood Circular is a 9.3 kilometre loop trail located near Stoney Middleton, Derbyshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate .This is an excellent hike along curbar edge – with fantastic views of the peaks, Stannage edge, Mam Tor.  very varied and with challenging moments to get the heart pumping – some hills and declines but nothing major and nothing overly strenuous! It is a varied route with sandy, tarmac, rocky and dirt parts

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10- Fleet –

Fleet Pond, Norris Hill Copse and Jubilee Plantation is a 17.2 kilometre loop trail located near Fleet, Hampshire. This 16km trail starts at Fleet Pond which is the largest freshwater lake in Hampshire. The nature reserve has 141 acres (57ha) of varied habitats including heathland, woodland, reedbed and marsh, and is home for many species of birds, butterflies, dragonflies and wild flowers.  Enjoy a walk or bike ride around the lake, with nice viewing points and sunset. Worth bringing wellies to walk around as it gets quite muddy.

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