Britain’s Favourite Walks: The best from the Midlands

A wonderful mix of walks from the Midlands featured on ITV’s Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100. From the breath-taking scenery of popular Peak District routes to the rolling Malvern Hills, there was something for everyone to enjoy.

Here are some of our favourites. Complete with walk descriptions, step-by-step instructions and maps, there’s everything you need to head out and walk the routes yourself.

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Long Mynd, Shropshire

The Long Mynd is an eye catching heath and moorland plateau, cut by steep-sided valleys. This route climbs up by the Carding Mill valley, treating you to incredible views before descending into Small Batch.

The Stiperstones, Shropshire

Discover the eerie, jagged ridges of the Stiperstones in Shropshire, subject of many a myth and legend over the years. The route also boasts spectacular long-range views into Wales.
  

Mam Tor, Derbyshire

Take in the breath-taking scenery of the Peak District, including superb panoramas of Kinder Scout from Mam Tor – the ‘shivering mountain’ – and the beautiful Derbyshire Dales on your return via the Limestone Way.
  

Stanage Edge, Derbyshire

The mightiest of the Peak District’s gritstone escarpments, the crag near the Derbyshire–Sheffield border has long been an icon of the region. Our route climbs up to Stanage via the magical broadleaved wood of Padley Gorge.

Kinder Scout, Peak District

This invigorating circular walk allows you to sample the best of the iconic Kinder Scout. The panoramic views on this walk are truly amazing and the exposed rocky chasm of Kinder Downfall is a real highlight.

British Camp Reservoir, Malvern Hills

The views around British Camp are unsurpassed in the area – it’s easy to see why Iron Age Britons chose this site as a stronghold. This walk takes a small but beautiful section of the Malvern Hills.

The Roaches, Staffordshire

The rock formations of Staffordshire’s Peak District form an eerie backdrop for potential sightings of peregrine falcons on this walk, which passes through the unmissable Lud’s Church, an atmospheric hidden cleft with its own microclimate.

Nine Ladies, Peak District

This walk from Youlgreave goes so far back in time that history blurs into legend. Full of intrigue, this route passes a hidden cave, a rock-carved playground, limestone streams, and the famous ‘Nine Ladies’ Bronze Age stone circle.

Ilam Hall to Dovedale

This fascinating route takes you through Ilam Park, past the picturesque cottages of Milldale, the caves of Dove Holes, looping back via one of England’s most famous walks along the full length of Dovedale.

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