Join Elite Adventures on a guided walk throughout the UK
Below is a list of the locations we often visit on our guided walks and short breaks.
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The Lake District
The Lake District National Park can be found in Cumbria, which is nestled in the North West of England. The Lake District is best known for it’s literary associations, incredible collection of Lakes, Waters and Meres, and of course – the fells. The Lake District offers walking opportunities for people of all abilities. Whether you’re seeking panoramic vistas from peaks like Scafell Pike or Great Gable, or exhilarating scrambles to the lofty tops of mountains such as Helvellyn or Blencathra – the Lake District really does have it all.
The Malvern Hills are a range of hills in the English counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and a small area of northern Gloucestershire, dominating the surrounding countryside and the towns and villages of the district of Malvern. The highest summit of the hills affords a panorama of the Severn Valley with the hills of Herefordshire and the Welsh mountains, parts of thirteen counties, the Bristol Channel, and the cathedrals of Worcester, Gloucester and Hereford. This is a great option for those new to walking who want a taster of what its all about.
The Yorkshire Dales
The Yorkshire Dales has many moods; it can be wild and windswept or quietly tranquil. It includes some of the finest limestone scenery in the UK, from crags and pavements to an underground labyrinth of caves. Each valley or ‘dale’ has its own distinct character, set against expansive heather moorland tops. Stone-built villages sit amongst traditional farming landscapes of field barns, drystone walls and flower-rich hay meadows, and show how the area has been shaped over thousands of years by the people who have lived and worked there. Spectacular waterfalls and ancient broadleaved woodland really showcase the yorkshire dales immense beauty.
The Jurassic Coast is a hugely diverse and beautiful landscape underpinned by incredible geology of global importance. Imagine your favourite book. Now imagine that the first book is only found in Scotland, the second only found in France and the third only found in Brazil. It would be really annoying. Now imagine that you stumble across a little book on the south coast of England that shows the entire trilogy, all three books back to back with extra chapters and everything. That’s what the Jurassic Coast is like for three geological time Periods called the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. Those three time periods of Earth history collectively make up the Mesozoic Era, running from around 250 to 65 million years ago. Rocks that offer an almost complete record of that entire time are spread out along the Jurassic Coast, a bit like the pages of a book.
The Peak District
The Peak District National Park is the UK’s original national park. It is a treasured landscape of exceptional natural beauty shaped by the interaction of people and nature over thousands of years. Lying at the heart of the country the Peak District is distinct from the surrounding lowlands and its three main landscapes, the Dark Peak, White Peak and South West Peak, each have their own character and sense of place. The landscape also provides wide reaching benefits like fresh water, flood prevention, food and carbon storage. Beautiful views created by contrasting landscapes and dramatic geology. An inspiring space for escape, adventure, discovery and quiet reflection, vital benefits for millions of people that flow beyond the landscape boundary
The North Pennines
The North Pennines was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1988 for its moorland scenery, the product of centuries of farming and lead-mining. At almost 770 square miles, the landscape of the North Pennines is one of open heather moors between deep dales, upland rivers, hay meadows and stone-built villages, some of which contain the legacies of a mining and industrial past.
Situated in the north west of Wales is the Snowdonia National Park. Much like the mountains of the Lake District, the mountains of Snowdonia are varied and offer adventures for all. The park is host to15 peaks over 3000ft, the most famous, and probably one of the most visited mountains in the world is the highpoint – Snowdon. The rugged nature of Snowdonia also offers some amazing scrambling opportunities for walkers, and it is home to what was voted as Britian’s favorite peak, Tryfan.
With mountains and moorland, standing stones and castles, lively waterfalls and vibrant communities, the Brecon Beacons National Park has masses to offer residents and visitors. We have a long and colourful history and a rich and varied mythology and culture. The National Park is around 42 miles wide. In total, it covers approximately 520 square miles of South and Mid Wales, just west of Herefordshire, and includes parts of Powys, Carmarthenshire, Monmouthshire, Rhondda and Merthyr Tydfil. It gets its name from the Central Beacons, which dominate the skyline south of Brecon. They rise to 886 metres at Pen y Fan, the highest peak in southern Britain.
The Black Mountains are a group of hills spread across parts of Powys and Monmouthshire in southeast Wales, and extending across the national border into Herefordshire, England. They are the easternmost of the four ranges of hills that comprise the Brecon Beacons National Park, and are frequently confused with the westernmost, which is known as the Black Mountain. To confuse matters further, there is a peak in the Black Mountains called Black Mountain. The Black Mountains may be roughly defined as those hills contained within a triangle defined by the towns of Abergavenny in the southeast, Hay-on-Wye in the north and the village of Llangors in the west.
Scotland is the home of some of the finest mountain scenery in the world, let alone the UK. Although quite a journey for many, once there you will not regret visiting. The National Parks in Scotland make areas such as the Lake District look like a playground as they are just so unbelievably vast. Whether you’re seeking rugged peaks such as those found in Glencoe, sweeping mountains such as those in the Cairngorms, or vast lochs stretching for miles. Scotland really won’t fail to impress.
Climbing over the 1000m+ Cairngorm plateau, the highest and most extensive range of arctic mountain landscape anywhere in the British Isles, is an unforgettable experience. Glaciers have gouged deep, high altitude valleys and corries on the plateau; and the altitude and exposure, plus poor soils, produce their own rich eco-system. At the foothills of the range is one of the UK’s biggest tracts of natural and largely untouched woodland. They contain fragments of the ancient Caledonian pine forest which is home to some pretty rare animals. The Park’s natural heritage is very special indeed but a unique and diverse cultural heritage also adds to the area’s charm. The cultural heritage of the Cairngorms National Park – from castles and mountain bothies to cultural landscapes and the language and folklore – go back thousands of years.