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13th February 2015 | National News, UK Holidays

Discover Top Walks in Stunning Locations!

We’re celebrating the wonderful walks on offer around our parks by inviting families, couples, dog owners, and outdoor enthusiasts to get together, get active, and try a top walk as part of your 2015 holiday!

This year we’ve highlighted some key walking routes to help families get out exploring, combining a bit of exercise with everything else you love doing on holiday, in the some of the most beautiful locations around the UK.

Old Harry Rocks, Dorset 

Sandford Holiday Park

Let’s start with a nice and easy walk

Description:  This chalky headland offers spectacular views across Poole harbour to Bournemouth and the Isle of Wight. The easy walk takes you along the clifftop and through the chalk grassland of the surrounding area.

Distance: 3.5 miles

Start & Finish:  South Beach car park

Allean Forest, Loch Tummel 

Tummel Valley Holiday Park

On the banks of the river Tummel, tucked away in the Tay forest, right in the heart of the Perthshire Highlands, Tummel Valley Holiday Park offers escapism at its best. ..

Description: Walk up through a forest of larch, Scots pines, spruce and grand firs to find breath taking views over Loch Tummel – a spot called Queen’s View – named after Queen Victoria’s visit to the viewing point in 1866.  Allean Forest is also the home of red squirrels, pine martens, goldcrests, siskins and Scottish crossbills, so keep your eyes peeled!

Distance:  2 miles

Start & Finish:  Pitlochry (20 minutes driving from Tummel Holiday Park)

All Wales Coastal Path, Porthcawl 

Trecco Bay Holiday Park

The yellow pathway beginning at Rest Bay may not take you to Oz but it will take you along a journey of discovery…

Description:  The All Wales Coastal Path is the world’s first uninterrupted route along a national coast, with 870 miles of coastal path to explore. The path shows off beaches, estuaries, cliffs, woodlands and hills, there are also city waterfronts, writers’ retreats, fun-parks and historic castles – follow this stunning stretch that is popular with walkers and watersport buffs for amazing sea views.

Distance: 5.5 miles

Start & Finish:  Rest Bay Car Park

Coast In Conflict, North Devon Walk

Ruda Holiday Park

Set by the stunning surf spot Croyde Bay beach, Ruda Holiday Park has miles of rugged beautiful coastline to explore…

Description:  An invigorating coastal walk that takes in cliff views and sandy beaches of the North Devon coastline, with glimpses of marine conservation and Beacon Point. Don’t miss out on the views that brought Victorian vacationers and smugglers to this part of the world and keep an eye out for surfers and seals down below, as well as rock climbers up above!

Distance: 1.5 miles

Start & Finish:  Hillsborough car park (15 minutes driving from Ruda Holiday Park)

Looe to Polperro

Looe Bay Holiday Park

Explore the narrow cobbled streets with shops and cafes, or take a coastal cruise to explore the sights at sea, this is the perfect holiday for those in search of peace in the rolling Cornish countryside…

Description:  The South West Coast Path is 630 miles of superb coastal walking around the South West peninsular from Minehead in the North to Poole Harbour in Dorset in the East.  This coastal walk follows the SWCP and passes a sixth century monastery, rock pools, beaches, pretty seaside towns and villages, shipwrecks, Looe Island and lots of wildlife – birdwatchers should look out for finches, warblers, skua and terns.

Distance: 5 ½ miles

Start & Finish:  Looe Station (3 minutes driving from Looe Holiday Park)

So dig out those walking boots and get ready to make memories in some of the UK’s most picturesque settings!

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