Whenever you hear the word ‘Hike’, the first thing that your mind jumps to, is deciding which group of friends you are going to plan it with. Hiking in itself is a memorable adventure to be enjoyed and I could suggest you some tips from personal experience that will let you and your family experience the fun and high of going on a hike. It wouldn’t be just a long and uncomfortable expedition anymore.
Why Go Hiking?
The prime reason of going hiking is to get away from all the hustle bustle if the city and the stagnancy of life. You are able to enjoy scenic views and immerse yourself in the arms of mother nature while soaking in its beauty.
What if it’s not Friends This Time?
Going hiking with friends always is not an option, sometimes it is fun going with the family too. We often think that with the age gaps and difference in stamina of the younger and older members, it would be hard to catch up, but that’s not the case. Hiking with family gives you something to connect with, some memories you can look back on and laugh about in the future. And you wouldn’t have to be shy in front of them, if you know what I mean. It also helps in everybody relaxing and letting go for once.
Benefits of Hiking (as if there is a need to tell)
Apart from getting some cardiologic exercise and shedding a kilo or two, hiking among the nature is good for the respiratory system too. The enchanting aroma of the forests help clear the mind of all stressful thoughts and rejuvenates the body and relives all tensions.
Primetime to Explore the Landscape
Some hiking routes and trails in the UK are open all year round and are not just restricted to the sunny season. They even have enchanting and captivating views in spring and winter. However, avoid the time around Easter and summer holidays, the trails get really busy with no scope of enjoyment.
Decide your Hiking Attire
Pay attention to the weather reports of the month you are aiming for and let everybody prepare accordingly. Once you decide the weather, you can fully enjoy the scenic beauty of nature with full comfort.
Places You can Go with the Family
- Exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park
The whole area is filled with amazing waterfalls, wooden gorges, open view of the mountains and little streams that you can enjoy with your family. You can choose from the partially challenging Horseshoe ridge walk for a mountainous adventure or even try the Begwns Hike which is comparatively easy and ideal for kids to be taken to.
- Getting to Know the Lake District National Park
Like other national parks preserved by the country, Lake District houses the beauty that is the Scaffle Pike Mountain and England’s largest natural lake, Windermere. With the right guided tours, fun activities there and your navigation skills, you and your family are definitely in for a treat.
- Cotswolds Countryside Trails
With ‘The Cotswold Way’ being a 100-mile hike, I think going for the shorter and more sweeter Rollright Stones is a better option while travelling with the family. This trail offers you panoramic views and takes you through the Bronze Age with its stone circles collection that is a great attraction for kids.
With the options, the means and the gear, the only thing you need is a motive and when you find that, you are going to have a lot of fun with your family and make a lot of memories to look back on.