A Harry Potter glen and the Jurassic Coast: the 18 most popular British walks, according to Instagram


If you are looking for a source of inspiration to explore nature, read on. An analysis of more than 670,000 Instagram messages about hiking in the UK over the last three years has revealed which draw places are most discussed. Here MailOnline Travel guides you through the top 18 routes, in order of popularity, swept to social media fame, with stunning views, rolling landscapes and a wealth of activities that lure tourists in … 1. Pen Y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales – 2,859 Instagram messages in one month

Pen Y Fan offers four hiking trails for all levels, ranging from a gentle stroll along carved paths to a tough ride on the nine mile Horseshoe Ridge circuit. Located in the Brecon Beacons National Park, and 2907 feet above sea level, Pen Y Fan is the highest peak in South Wales and its breathtaking beauty attracts many enthusiastic hikers. The peak offers four hiking trails for all levels, varying from a gentle stroll along carved trails to a tough trip over the nine mile Horseshoe Ridge circuit.One of the routes is used during the UK Special Forces selection process. Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the British Isles – 2,290 posts

The Ben Nevis summit is a collapsed dome of an ancient volcano that reaches most mountaineers using the & pony track & # 39; from Glen Nevis. Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Britain, with nearly 100,000 climbs per year. top is a collapsed dome of an ancient volcano that reach most mountaineers with the help of the pony track & # 39; from Glen Nevis. The adventurers can challenge themselves by playing some of the cliff with a height of 2,200 feet. However, caution is advised on every route, because the mountain is covered with uneven rocks and the weather can quickly become treacherous. 3. West Highland Way, 94 miles route in the Scottish Highlands – 1,210 messages

The West Highland Way is a linear long-distance footpath that runs from Milngavie, just north of Glasgow, to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands. Decorated as one of Scotland's great trails & # 39; by Scottish Natural Heritage, the West Highland Way is a linear long-distance footpath from Milngavie, just north of Glasgow, to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands. Approximately 80,000 people make a wandering trail every year with more than 15,000 hikes over the entire 94-mile route, mostly from south to north. The area is rich in animals in the wild – hikers should watch out for goats, red deer and golden eagles. Our top tip is to tackle it in autumn, when the hues of the leaves are their most appealing.4. Pentland Hills, a regional park south of Edinburgh – 1,139 posts

Pentland Hills, which was declared a regional park in 1986, stretches from Edinburgh to the quaint village of CarlopsPentland Hills. It includes a beautiful series of medium-sized hills stretching from Edinburgh to the quaint village of Carlops. Designed in 1986 as a regional park, area is used for a variety of activities including cycling and horse riding. It is even a popular place to ski, with an artificial slope in the Midlothian Snowsports Center. On the front of the garden, it is preferable for its range of soft and challenging routes and spectacular panoramic views surrounded by dry stone dikes.5. Jurassic Coast, a 95 mile route in Dorset – 812 posts

The Jurassic Coast in Southern England was declared World Heritage in 2001, with the dramatic coastline stretching from East Devon to Dorset. The Jurassic Coast in southern England has one of the most beautiful coastal walks in the country. Walkers will find beaches, coves and cliffs, piles and arches to explore. It is also a popular place with fossil hunters (both professional and amateur). As the Jurassiccoast.org website says: & # 39; The layers of sedimentary rock along the Jurassic Coast can be read as a book. They reveal the history of the earth in 185 million years … and there is a fantastic abundance of fossils. The dramatic coastline stretches from World Heritage in 2001 and stretches from East Devon to Dorset.6. Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales – 600 posts

Mount Snowdon is the third most visited attraction in Wales and annually attracts 582,000 people. Located in Snowdonia National Park, Mount Snowdon is the third most visited attraction in Wales, attracting 582,000 people annually. Jagged lumps of volcanic rock and sharp peaks provide a challenging six to eight hour walk, but the spectacular views of unfolding valleys and lakes make it all worthwhile. When the time is short, there is a train that climbs up the mountain to the 3,560 ft summit, with an adult return rate of £ 29.7. Monsal Trail, a route in the center of the Peak District – 568 posts

The Monsal Trail in the Peak District is a car-free route along a former Midland Railway line One of the most unique walking routes in Britain, the Monsal Trail in the Peak District is a car-free route along a former Midland Railway line. Bordered with lush greenery, autumn colors and surrounding the River Wye, the path offers a fascinating way to explore the rolling countryside. Highlights include six creepy tunnels, crossing Hassop station and encountering cotton and spinning mills.8. Whinlatter, a small fell in the Lake District – 475 posts

Between September and December Whinlatter walks in the Lake District full of warm, vibrant colors. The beautiful landscape of the small Whinlatter in the Lake District offers a variety of activities, from osprey and red squirrel watching to mountain biking and zip-lining. Often underestimated, the tranquil forest is home to nine easy hiking trails with invisible views over the Bassenthwaite lake and the mountain silhouettes beyond. The area is usually revered because of its radiant summer beauty, but between September and December there is an amber glow over the landscape as the foliage changes color – making it an equally attractive time to explore. 9. Sgurr Alasdair, a perfectly formed peak on the Isle of Skye – 362 posts

Sgurr Alasdair on the Isle of Skye offers breathtaking views of the surroundings, with the summit at 3,255 feet. High in the clouds, Sgurr Alasdair on the Isle of Skye and in the Inner Hebrides is a must for passionate climbers and hikers. A head for heights and advanced climbing skills are needed to reach the summit of 3255 meters. Despite the breathtaking views of rolling clouds and carved valleys, the walk is not for the weak. Even the least technical route, the Great Stone Chute, has treacherous terrain that is extremely steep and covered with loose scree.10. Pembrokeshire Coast, a coastal path of 186 miles along the coast in Wales – 298 posts

The windy Pembrokeshire Coast Path covers almost every kind of maritime landscape, from rugged cliffs and sheltered bays to expansive beaches and winding estuaries. The windswept Pembrokeshire Coast Path winds and meanders along 186 miles along the breathtaking coastline of Great Britain. It covers almost every kind of maritime landscape, from rugged cliffs and sheltered bays to vast beaches and winding estuaries. The path, opened in 1970, has been voted National Geographic Traveler Magazine as one of the two best coastal destinations in the world. Filling in the route takes 10 to 15 days, but most people choose to tackle it in sections.11. Win Hill, a top in the Peak District – 293 posts

Sitting at the head of Ladybower Reservoir, the views from Win Hill extend miles to the picturesque rivers Derwent and Noe, and the Great Ridge Win Hill is suitable for hikers of all levels, making it one of the busiest hills in the Peak District. The hill is famous for its pointed profile – one of the few current peaks & # 39; in the Peak District – and ends at 1,515 meters. At the head of Ladybower Reservoir the views from Win Hill extend miles far to the picturesque rivers Derwent and Noe, and the Grote Rug.12. North Downs Way, a national route from Farnham to Canterbury – 256 posts

The long distance North Downs Way runs through the areas of Surrey Hills and Kent Downs of exceptional natural beauty and is described as perfect for families and hikers. The North Downs Way is a long-distance road that runs through 153 miles of stunning and protected landscapes. runs through the Surrey Hills and Kent Downs areas of outstanding natural beauty and is described as perfect for families and amblers. Those who want to do the whole length are advised to leave 12 days, with 13 miles completed every day. Adam West and Tom Clark currently hold the record for the fastest completion of the North Downs Way, with the duo going back nine days in 2016.13. Sligachan, a route along the north coast of Loch Sligachan – 241 posts

The Silgachan route is a gentle climb on the Isle of Skye, which offers epic views and the chance to visit different waterfalls. The Silgachan route is a gentle climb on the Isle of Skye, which offers epic views and the chance to visit different waterfalls. The route takes hikers around creeks and small villages with a few swampy crossings and rocky areas to navigate along the route. The footpath along the north coast of Loch Sligachan covers almost seven miles and takes four to five hours to complete.14. Cape Wrath, a 200 mile course through the Scottish Highlands – 239 posts

The Cape Wrath Trail is undoubtedly the "most difficult path in Britain", with the 200-kilometer-long route that winds through Scotland's wildest and most beautiful landscape. The Cape Wrath Trail is undoubtedly the most difficult path in Britain, with the 200-kilometer-long route straight through Scotland's wildest – and some would say the best: countryside. The path cuts through Morar, Knoydart, Torridon and Assynt through the most beautiful valleys and mountains of most of the northwest coast of Scotland. It usually takes between two and three weeks to walk. According to www.capewrathtrail.org.uk there is no officially sanctioned route and it is unmarked.15. Glen Nevis, a picturesque valley at the foot of the Ben Nevis – 227 posts

Glen Nevis, enjoyed by both locals and visitors, is perhaps the most beautiful glen in Scotland. Glen Nevis is undoubtedly the most beautiful glen in Scotland. It is a gateway to multiple trailheads, with many of these rewarding walkers with a beautiful view of the surroundings. highest mountains on the British Isles, including Aonach Beag and Ben Nevis. It also includes one of the three highest waterfalls in Scotland, the breathtaking Steall waterfalls. The dramatic landscape in the Glen Nevis area lends itself to photography and has been used as a backdrop in a number of films, including Harry Potter – as setting in Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets – and Highlander.16. Viaduct of Glenfinnan, a short walk overlooking Loch Shiel – 199 posts

Overlooking the view of Loch Shiel, the Glenfinnan Viaduct circular walk is one of the most beautiful and picturesque in the Scottish Highlands. Overlooking the Loch Shiel view, the Glenfinnan Viaduct round walk is one of the most beautiful and picturesque of the Scottish Highlands. The beautiful mountainous backdrop and beautiful architecture of the railway viaduct, the most famous phenomenon in Harry Potter, makes this short walk perfect for an afternoon outing or a quiet walk. Hikers are warned that the path is quite steep in places, but the rest of the route is suitable for all levels. The viaduct run covers 2.5 miles, which would take about one to two hours.17. Bedgebury, an arboretum of pine trees on the border of Kent and Sussex – 194

The Bedgebury estate was taken over in 1836 by field marshal Viscount Beresford and his wife Lady Louisa, and the couple went about cultivating the land and planting newly discovered tree species. Bedgebury is an award-winning arboretum that is home to a world-renowned leading collection of rare and remarkable conifers with more than 10,000 trees on 320 acres. The Bedgebury estate was acquired in 1836 by Field Marshal Viscount Beresford and his wife Lady Louisa, and the couple was about cultivating the land and planting the newly discovered tree species. The arboretum went a few times and was finally bought by the Crown Estate in 1919 for the newly formed Forestry Commission. The site is now open to the public and popular throughout the year.18. Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, a circular route in North Yorkshire – 172 messages

The well-known five mile long Ingleton Waterfalls Trail passes some of the most spectacular and impressive waterfalls in the north of England. The famous five mile long Ingleton Waterfalls Trail runs along some of the most spectacular and impressive waterfalls in the area. north of England. The circular walk along the river is complemented by rich and varied forests that are transformed into an assortment of rustic reds and oranges in the autumn months. So that visitors can maintain their energy level, there is a café at the entrance of the path and the same company also runs a refreshment hut halfway the walk, just before Beezley Falls. The 18 most popular walks in the UK, according to Instagram 1. Pen Y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales – 2,859 messages2. Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the British Isles – 2,290 posts3. West Highland Way, a 94-mile route in the Scottish Highlands – 1,210 posts4. Pentlands, a regional park south of Edinburgh -1,139 posts5. Jurassic Coast, a 95 mile route in Dorset – 812 posts6. Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales – 600 posts7. Monsal Trail, a route in the center of the Peak District – 568 posts8. Whinlatter, a small fell in the Lake District – 475 messages9. Sgurr Alasdair, a perfectly formed summit on the Isle of Skye – 362 posts10. Pembrokeshire Coast, a 186 mile coastal path in Wales – 298 posts 11. Win Hill, a peak in the Peak District – 293 posts12. North Downs Way, a national route from Farnham to Canterbury -256 posts13. Sligachan, a route around the north coast of Loch Sligachan – 241 posts14. Cape Wrath, a 200-mile trail through the Scottish Highlands – 239 piles15. Glen Nevis, a picturesque valley at the foot of Ben Nevis – 227 posts16. Viaduct of Glenfinnan, a short walk overlooking Loch Shiel – 199 posts17. Bedgebury, a national pinetum on the Kent and Sussex border -194 posts18. Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, a circular route in North Yorkshire – 172 messages Data from September 2018