Spring is well and truly starting to make an appearance throughout the UK. Flowers are blooming and our mornings are certainly getting brighter. What’s more, we have two bank holiday weekends during the month to enjoy it all!
There’s no organisation more aware of the wonders of May than The Tree Council, who have selected the fifth month of the year to hold their annual Walk in the Woods Month – a campaign encouraging people to take a stroll through nature on some of Britain’s best walking trails.
Our country is blessed with some beautiful scenic routes that are tailor-made for a satisfying saunter on bright, crisp May mornings, and many are just a stone’s throw away from our campsites.
If you’d prefer going it alone with your camping companions, check out our two Loch Lomond Walks. One, taking around 6 hours, will take you from Aberfoyle to Mentheith Hills. The other takes you along the Ptarmigan way, to the summit of Ben Lomond.
People come from far and wide to walk through this awe-inspiring, flora-rich forest at this time of year, marvelling at the birds, deer and various other forms of wildlife that poke their heads between the towering oak trees. You can pick a walk that appeals to you, from a beginner trail at a slow and steady pace to a more advanced hike that covers greater territory.
If you’re considering a stay at our Glenmore Campsite, why not throw yourself head first into the nearby Cairngorm National Park with one of our amazing Aviemore walks? The Cairngorms’ have so much to offer, form scenic lochs and mountains to river rafting and even a reindeer herd. Our walks are both going to take you around 5 hours so you’ll have plenty of time to observe the sights and sounds around you.
You’ll be spoiled for choice with the range of nature strolls available after pitching up on our Bracelands Campsite in the Forest of Dean. From ambles around the circular Daffodil Way to ten-mile hikes down a yellow arrow route, there are walks for every taste and ability in this picturesque region of Gloucestershire.
Take into account the length and altitude of your walk as well as the time of year and weather forecast. You may also find a torch, GPS, warm weather clothing and an emergency blanket or shelter essential.
Walk in the Woods month helps to highlight the delights that can be found in wandering around the most stunning spaces Britain has to offer. With so many idyllic country spots on the doorstep of our campsites, you and your family can enjoy days out that you’ll never forget this spring.
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