Walks with 'Wow-Factor'
The landscapes of Northern England are beautiful and very diverse. The area is home to four National Parks; the Lake District, Northumberland, Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. The coastline of Northumberland, the North Pennines and the Solway Coast are also recognised areas of Outstanding Beauty.
The fascinating geology is what we have to thank for so much natural beauty and drama. There is a geological history spanning back over 500 million years, and the landscape owes much to explosive volcanic activity followed by destructive glacial wear and tear. The landscapes are thus both incredibly rugged counterbalanced with moors, heaths and also very fertile soils perfect for farming and forestry.
Northern England is therefore peppered with beautiful and dramatic hikes and it was hard choosing just a few for this list, but these are the ones we feel provide the most drama in terms of the ”wow-factor” and the views.
These hikes are rated between easy to hard, and come with route descriptions. However, we stress the importance of always being prepared before heading out the hills with appropriate clothing, sustenance, navigational tools and walking equipment.
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