The 10 best crowd-free places in Britain for a hike have been uncovered in a new heat map — and Crag Lough and Housesteads Roman Fort Loop in Hexham, Northumberland, has taken the top spot.
In second place is Kinder Scout and Mam Tor Circular in Castleton, Derbyshire, which offers a number of activity options, from standard hiking to mountain biking. While it's one of the more challenging routes, it's famed for its stellar views once you reach the summit.
Surrey dominated the list three times, with plenty of dog-friendly trails on offer for adventure-lovers to explore. Meanwhile, Cumbria, Oxfordshire and Derbyshire also all made the list, thanks to their vast countryside space.
"This year many of us have turned our attention outdoors and taken up hiking as a way to discover new areas, clear our minds, and stay fit. We are spoilt for choice here in the UK, so it can often be hard deciding where to plan your next adventure," the team at Holidu says.
Crag Lough and Housesteads Roman Fort Loop in Hexham, Northumberland
Kinder Scout and Mam Tor Circular in Castleton, Derbyshire
Farthing Downs and Happy Valley Loop in Caterham, Surrey
Tilford Birds and Bridges Circular in Farnham, Surrey
Haystacks from Gatesgarth in Cockermouth, Cumbria
Bledlow Great Wood and Radnage in Chinnor, Oxfordshire
Steall Falls Path in Kinlochleven, Scottish Highlands
Beinn Chabhair in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire
Cader Idris via Minffordd Path in Dolgellau, Gwynedd
Witley Trees and Commons Circular – Godalming, Surrey
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