England

Tarr Steps, Somerset, England

England may be small in size, but it certainly punches above its diminutive weight in terms of beautiful landscapes and its many layers of history. The wildest and most scenic parts of this green and pleasant land are protected by extensive national parks that are easily explored on foot in the course of a walking holiday via the vast network of footpaths.

While feet cover the miles, the eyes can drink in the ever-changing landscape whether that’s a remote coastal path in Cornwall or Dorset, among the rolling Shropshire hills or atop a hill looking down on the Lake District or Peak District. When the legs tire, a stop at a country pub or tearoom is recommended to enjoy a little refreshment.

England’s rich history adds another dimension; standing stones and long barrows are a sign of long-gone civilisations while grand houses and quaint cottages hail from a more recent age.