Walking is the most accessible form of exercise you can do. Studies also prove that regular walkers are less likely to get some of the nation’s biggest killer diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. This is the message of National Walking Month, which is running throughout May to promote the benefits of getting out more.
At Hallmark Hotels, we love walking; it’s open to everyone and offers you the best chance to experience nature’s must-see attractions. That’s why we created our Walking Breaks. Available at 23 exciting locations across the UK, our two-day package offers exclusive benefits and the ideal opportunity to get involved in National Walking Month yourself.
Inspired to dig out your walking boots? Here are four of the best walks near a Hallmark hotel.
Chatsworth Walking Route
There are so many amazing walks in the Peak District National Park, it’s hard to choose just one. Blending magical woods, stunning viewpoints, the postcard-perfect village of Edensor, and one of the finest stately homes you are likely to find, the Chatsworth walking route would sit near the top of most lists. According to the area’s official tourist site, there are two Chatsworth routes: one roughly six miles, and the other slightly longer at eight. Both, however, start at Bakewell, a market town best known for the delicious pudding bearing its name.
The New Forest
Home to a collection of indigenous species, the unique natural habitat of The New Forest Wildlife Park includes over 140 miles of footpaths, featuring easy-to-follow walking routes, short strolls and long-distance trails. In the month of May, when spring is in full swing, experiencing as many of the Park’s top 10 beauty spots as possible should be a top priority. Combining fairytale woodland views, elegantly formed lakes, beaches and ornamental drives, there’s something for every type of walking enthusiast to enjoy.
Chester City Wall Walk
Chester is widely regarded as one of the most romantic cities in the UK for taking a romantic walk, largely thanks to its immaculately preserved Roman wall. The two-mile circuit offers fantastic views of the world-famous Eastgate Clock, Chester Cathedral and Chester Castle, founded in 1070 by William the Conqueror. These gorgeous, historic landscapes make Chester is an amazing city to explore walking hand in hand with your loved one.
Hallmark Hotel Chester The Queen offers a great start and finishing point for an adventure in the romantic city.
Formby Beach is one of North England’s most incredible stretches of coast. The natural forces at work in this part of the world cause the golden sand to drift, creating towering dunes that offer spectacular views of the Irish Sea and the nearby Cumbrian Mountains. Perfect for wildlife fans, the beach is also home to rare lizards and even rarer dinosaur prints, often exposed at high and low tides. Easily accessible via Merseyrail, Formby Beach is a great day trip for people visiting the city of Liverpool.
Hallmark Hotel Liverpool Sefton Park provides everything you need before and after a day’s exploring.
You can enjoy all the walks featured above – and many more – with our two-day walking breaks. Available for families with up to two children, the package includes an energy boosting morning breakfast, dinner at the Hallmark Grill on your first night, plus free water and snacks to keep you refreshed throughout the day.
Be active, explore, enjoy!