Top 10 most popular walks in Britain according to OS Map app data including the Yorkshire Three Peaks

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
Walking is enjoyed by millions of people across the UK, with Britain’s favourite walks revealed

Britain’s most popular walks from the last year have been revealed. Data from April 2022 to April 2023 was collected from the OS maps app to determine the nation’s favourite walks including the three peaks and more.

The app is reportedly downloaded a staggering 3.5 million times a month to find walking routes and provide navigation. Some of the most favoured walks in Britain range in length and duration.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The latest numbers also show that people are flocking to more rural walking routes as opposed to urban trails, which is the opposite of trends that began to develop during the coronavirus pandemic.

Although it doesn’t feature on the list, the South West Coast Path is the longest hiking path in the UK, spanning 650 miles. It stretches from Minehead in Somerset across the coast of Exmoor to Penzance before looping east, finishing at Poole Harbour in Dorset.

Top 10 most popular walks in Britain

Here are the top 10 most popular walks in Britain, and how long they are

Halfpoint -
  1. The Yorkshire Three Peaks, North Yorkshire - 24 miles
  2. Bottom Wood route, Chilterns, Bucks - 5 miles
  3. Grasmere to the Langdale Pikes, Lake District - 11.5 miles
  4. Clocaenog Forest, Ruthin, North Wales - 7.5 miles
  5. Wanderlust Way, near Grimsby, Lincolnshire - 20.5 miles
  6. The Great Ridge, Castleton, Derbyshire - 6.5 miles
  7. Surrey Three Peaks, (Box Hill, Holmbury Hill, Leith Hill) - 22 miles
  8. Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire - 8.4 miles
  9. Carpenter’s Arms walk, Tonbridge, Kent - 6 miles
  10. Redbrook, Monmouthshire/Gloucestershire - 7 miles
Related topics:

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.