Explore the best backpacking trails in United Kingdom with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
12 days ago

backpacking
12 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

Would highly recommend this trip, some fantastic scenery and a great opportunity for camping overnight. great spot to camp when you get to annalong wood, which breaks the trip up and makes things a little more enjoyable. also if your feeling fresh the next day you could always climb Slieve Donard or Slieve Commedagh and camp for a second night in Donard forest

hiking
3 months ago

I hiked this trail with a couple of friends in early September 2016. Great trail for people looking for a moderate hike. The first day isn't that interesting because it feels like you are walking through small towns and there isn't much scenery, but it starts to get more and more remote feeling once you get further north. You are always close to towns along the way so you don't have to worry about running out of water or food, and the trail takes most people 6-10 days to finish depending on how far you want to walk each day. Booking for B&Bs fills up fast, so book far in advance! We booked about 3 months out and already many places were booked up. Loch Lomond, in my opinion, is one of the most beautiful parts of the hike. You will encounter lots of people so if you are looking for something more remote, this might not be the best trail. This trail can get some heavy foot traffic by people who are not true backpackers, so get ready for some loud day hikers who throw their trash on the trail. I saw lots of Mars Bar wrappers. Other than that, the scenery is very quaint countryside, with many farms and rolling hills. It only rained two days we were on the trail, but I know people have had different weather experiences.