Seaside tops places to walk in summer

Worm's Head

Walking at Rhossili on the Gower Peninsula near the Worm's Head (image credit: Sarah Gardner)

You voted walking beside the sea as the best place to walk in summer in our recent poll with coastal walks securing 40% of your votes, the clear front runner over choices which also included walking along rivers and towpaths, through wild countryside and up in the hills.

As an island nation Britain has some fantastic places to walk beside the sea including the Wales Coast Path, opened in May last year, and the Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast PathSouth Downs WaySouth West Coast Path and Cleveland Way National Trails.

In Scotland, where you can enjoy walking almost everywhere, coastal delights include the Moray Coast Trail, Ayrshire Coastal Path, Kintyre Way, Fife Coastal Path, John Muir WayBerwickshire Coastal Path and West island Way – all designated as Scotland’s Great Trails.

And if you’re in need of extra inspiration why not take a look at our collection of downloadable walking routes which features over 60 coastal walking adventures along our shores including the Isle of Wight and the Outer Hebrides.

We’d like to hear about how much you walk on average each week for our next poll which you can enter by visiting our latest news page. You’ll also be able to see how other walkers have voted so far.

To find out more about our work to secure a continuous path around the coast of England read about our One Coast For All campaign and sign our petition for an England Coast Path.