Coast to Coast
If you have around four days to spare, why not walk across England? The famous "Coast to Coast Walk" spans 190 miles of trails from St. Bees Head on the west coast, through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, ending up in Robin Hood's Bay on the east coast.
Land's End to John o'Groats
Land's End is the extreme southwestward point in Britain; John o'Groats is the northernmost point. The landmarks are 874 miles apart, but off-road hikers who embark on the route generally cover 1,200 miles over two or three months.
King Arthur's Country
Visitors to England's West Country can walk in the legendary footsteps of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Cadbury Castle and Glastonbury in Somerset have long been considered good candidates for the locations of Camelot and the Holy Grail.
Although it is much smaller now than when Robin Hood and his Merry Men sought refuge there, Sherwood Forest Country Park remains a beautiful place to explore. Walk along the marked trails through the forest and you will see the magnificent "Major Oak" with a 30-foot girth and perhaps spot one of the resident deer.
Visit the Lake District in Cumbria and see the land that inspired William Wordsworth to pen "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud." The poet was born, lived and died there--you can see his home in Grasmere and visit his grave in the village churchyard.
Article Written By J.C. Lewis
J.C. Lewis is the editor and co-owner of a weekly newspaper, as well as a staffer and regular contributor to a group of three newspapers in Los Angeles, Calif. Her writing has appeared on USAToday.com, Hotels.com and various other websites. Lewis holds a Bachelor of Science in politics from the University of Bristol, England.