Walking in the UK
Now that the weather's getting better, we've been dusting off our walking boots and taking a look at the best hikes and walking trails around the country. If you want to do the same, there are plenty of options. First up, you can search Pitchup.com for sites near a walkers' paradise – we have hundreds available all over the UK. Or take a look below for five of the best walking trails around the country, complete with accommodation options.
The Constable Walk, Suffolk: Follow in the footsteps of artist John Constable on this four mile walk along the Suffolk-Essex border. Sights along the way include Flatford Mill, the scene of one of Constable's most famous paintings, and the National Trust's Bridge Cottage, with an exhibition of Constable's works.
For accommodation, we have plenty of sites in Suffolk and Essex to pick from. In Suffok, you won't go far wrong with the yurts at Suffolk Yurt Holidays, with wood burning stove, rugs, double bed futons with extra thick mattresses, and cushions and throws to keep everything cosy. There are only four yurts on site so you'll be guaranteed peace and quiet.
Lansallos Coastal Walk, Cornwall: Another four mile walk, this time covering the south-east coast of Cornwall, past secluded coves and beaches and through farmland inland. The nearest station to the start of the walk is Looe, about six miles away.
Tencreek Holiday Park and Trelawne Manor Holiday Park are both in Looe and both have pools, kids' clubs and loads of activities to do on site. Pitch up at any time of year at Tencreek in your tent, tourer or motorhome, or book a caravan sleeping 4-6 at Trelawne, in the grounds of a stately manor house.
Killicrankie to Pitlochry Dam, Perthshire: This ten mile walk covers riversides and woods, and includes Killicrankie Pass, the Linn of Tummel rapids and Fonvuik Hill. Climb Tennandry Kirk for one of the best views in the county and then go down to Killiecrankie Visitor Centre.
Pitlochry's Tummel Valley Holiday Park in the Tay Valley Forest Park and has a bar and restaurant on site as well as the chance to see deer and red squirrels from your pitch; the park has serviced hardstanding pitches for tourers and motorhomes. Elsewhere in Perthshire, Loch Tay Highland Lodges has wigwams, tipis and a yurt among spectacular scenery and has fishing boats for hire to land salmon and trout on Loch Tay.
Hardcastle Crags Walk, West Yorkshire: Take a two mile hike through unspoilt West Yorkshire woodland to see streams, waterfalls and passing a quarry with its old railway lines. There's a lot of wildlife to see along the way, including beech trees planted in the 1870s, heron, woodpeckers and jays.
Upwood Holiday Park near Brontë country and the North Dales National Park has electric pitches as well as a heated family camping pod sleeping up to five, or stay just over the border in Lancashire at Moorlands Caravan Park with pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes as well as a camping pod. The pod sleeps up to four and has a heater, carpets and window blind, and the site is just on the doorstep of Denshaw village with pubs serving real ale and home-cooked grub.
Pen-y-pass to Gwynant Valley, Gwynedd: Covering about 7.5 miles of valley path but taking an estimated 4.5 hours, this trail makes a steady climb following the River Glaslyn. It goes past Llyn Gwynant and up the Gwynant Valley with sweeping views of Snowdon along the way.
We have plenty of sites in Gwynedd: book a static caravan on a park with a fishing lake at Llywn Ffynnon Caravan Park or one 50 yards from an award-winning beach at Caernarfon Bay Caravan Park, or stay at the family-friendly Greenacres Holiday Park on the Llŷn Peninsula.