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About Walking and Rambling
There's nothing quite like a day out in the fresh air, exploring the glorious British countryside at a pace that suits you. Whether it's the dramatic peaks and tranquil waters of the Lake District, the rolling hills of Devon or the stunning Welsh coastline, walking holidays offer a way for anybody to take in the sights, sounds and smells of our great natural resources. You don't need to be of any particular fitness level to enjoy walking, and people of all ages can get involved - a good pair of walking shoes is all you need to join in.
Thanks to organisations like the National Trust and the Ramblers, people on walking holidays in the UK have a choice of over a hundred thousand miles of footpaths and public bridleways to explore, making it easy to discover dramatic coasts, verdant forests and peaceful canal towpaths by yourself or with friends and family. It's also the perfect way to get closer to nature and introduce children to some of Britain's fascinating wildlife - from buzzards and kingfishers to badgers, otters and foxes, you can look out for them all on a wander in the wilderness.
People go walking for all sort of reasons: some simply enjoying relaxing in the countryside, while others want to challenge themselves by hiking longer and longer distances. Whether it's a simple stroll or a gruelling trek you're after on your UK walking holiday, YHA has hostels all over the country that make a very welcome sight for travellers - after all, there's nothing better than a hot meal and a comfortable bed at the end of a long day of rambling!
Our Expert View
We recommend taking a stroll through the striking landscapes that YHA Grinton Lodge have to offer. Traditional limestone barns and wildflower meadows contrasting with the rugged beauty of the old mining works make for an interesting and stunning walk.
Enjoy part of the North Wales Path along the coast with views over Conwy Estuary and Irish Sea on one side and