Composed of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the United Kingdom is a small but diverse place and full of plenty of great hikes for participants of every level.
Away from the aforementioned hiking hotspots, there are plenty of other places to visit as well. At 1,085 meters (3,560 feet) in elevation, Mount Snowdon is the highest mountain in all of Wales.
The trail to the top as well as the summit itself is incredibly gorgeous and boasts great views, which explains why 500,000 people hike the mountain every year. On a clear day from the summit, it is possible to see all the way to Ireland as well as out over Scotland and England!
Away from the highest peaks in Great Britain, there are plenty of other excellent hiking options. Sitting on the border between England and Wales is the Forest of Dean. Sprawling over 110 square kilometers (42 square miles), the ancient woodland landscape boasts numerous trails and various scenic overlooks; perfect for a weekend trip or an entire week of exploring as well.
The UK has a temperate climate in spite of its northern latitude. This generally means that the country experiences cool and wet winters and warm and wet summers. Average temperatures tend to sit around 5 ºC (41 ºF) or more in the winter and reach 15 ºC (59 ºF) or more in the summer.
This generally depends on where you are heading in the country. Trips to England’s Lake and Peak districts (where most outdoor activities take place) generally begin with a flight into Manchester Airport (MAN). Trips to Scotland generally begin with a flight into Glasgow Airport (GLA). And trips to Wales generally begin with a flight into either Cardiff Airport (CFL) or Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL). From any of these airports, it is easiest to rent a car and drive to your final destination.
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