Published on July 25th, 2018 | by Jasmine Evans
Best Coastal Walks in the UK
From the south coast of England to the tip of Scotland and the edges of Northern Ireland, step out of the bustle of everyday life and enjoy some of the UK’s most scenic coastal walks. This #WellnessWednesday, the Post Office Shop have put together some of the UK’s best coastal walks for you to enjoy this summer.
Prawle Point, Devon
— Darina Stoda (@DarinaStoda) January 25, 2016
Situated on Devon’s most southern tip, Prawle Point is named after the Anglo-Saxon word meaning ‘lookout’. Historically, people would use Prawle Point to watch out onto the ocean for enemies or struggling sailors at sea.
Featuring a breath taking coastal headland that offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, this short but quite strenuous walk of 3.9 miles has an array of different of descents and surfaces.
For more information about Prawle Point walk, click here.
White Cliffs of Dover, Kent
The hugely impressive White Cliffs of Dover, UK. pic.twitter.com/iQXzQtqdpa
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The White Cliffs of Dover are arguably the UK’s most iconic landmark. These world-famous white chalk cliffs offer breath taking views across the English Channel, as well as an array of fascinating wildlife. With miles of footpaths suited to all walking abilities, this area is a particularly great place to take your dog for a walk.
For more information about the White Cliffs of Dover walk, click here.
Robin Hood’s Bay to Whitby, Yorkshire
— Teresa Jennings (@treej9) July 19, 2018
Enjoy a full day trip at Whitby in Yorkshire. Start your 9-mile walking journey from Robin Hood’s Bay, pass the grand Whitby Abbey and arrive in the picturesque seaside town of Whitby. Upon arrival, sample the world-famous fish and chips at the Magpie Café, or delve into the gothic history of Dracula.
This short stretch of coastline offers some stunning views with a moderate difficulty level. For more information about the walk, click here.
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A fantastic walk in Cumbria is not always limited to the Lake District. In Whitehaven, you can discover a selection of beautifully secluded beaches and travel through areas rich in history. Starting at Whitehaven’s historic 17th century harbour, you will pass the remains of Saltom Pit and the first under sea coal mine in England, before ending your journey at St Bees Station, close to the RSPB reserve.
To find out more about this 7 mile stretch, click here.
Bullers of Buchan, Aberdeenshire
Puffins at Bullers of Buchan, Aberdeenshire pic.twitter.com/SHALwWUUx0
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The cliff scenery at Bullers of Buchan is spectacular. Home to many different species of seabirds including Puffins, Kittiwakes, Guillemots and Razorbills, a steady stroll in this idyllic area of northeast Scotland is sure to bring you closer to nature. In the spring/summer months, the clifftops are populated with colourful wildflowers.
This delightful 5 mile walk from Bullers of Buchan to Boddam should take you between 2.5 – 3.5 hours. For more information about the walk, click here.
Stack Rocks to St Govan’s Pembrokeshire
— It’s Your Wales (@ItsYourWales) April 23, 2017
A picturesque walk popular with photographers lies on the glorious Pembrokeshire Coastline in Wales. Departing at Stack Rocks, you will journey through areas of untouched land and pass multiple bays until you reach the famous St Govan’s Chapel.
This tiny chapel dates back to the 13th century and is reached by a steep, uneven flight of steps. At the bottom of the chapel is a well, which legend states it has the ability to cure eye problems, rheumatism and lameness. For those with a fear of heights, you’re better off admiring the view from above.
To find out more, click here.
Causeway Coast Way, Northern Ireland
Tip of the day…
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— Selling Travel Magazine (@sellingtravmag) July 12, 2018
The Causeway Coast Way is a 31 mile stretch along the top of Northern Ireland. Home to the famous Giant’s Causeway stones, this huge area of outstanding natural beauty can be covered in one day or can be broken up into sections, depending on your preference and ability.
The Giant’s Causeway Green Trail is a fantastic route to follow as it offers visitors a wealth of information and complies with the Disability Discrimination Act. For more information about the Green Trail, click here.
Fancy a Picnic?
Want to enjoy a walk by the coast but don’t want to spend money eating out? You could always pack a picnic instead. At the Post Office Shop, we have a huge range of Catering Supplies such as soft drinks and snacks. To ensure you’re extra kind to the environment, why not pack a picnic that is plastic free? Swapping plastic plates to the Green Planet White Paper Plates will reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in our oceans and help protect hundreds of species of the UK’s coastal animals.
Reintroduced Species Stamps and Collectibles
Having a healthy relationship with nature has a positive effect on the environment and personal wellbeing. If you’re interested in nature or are looking for an addition to your collection of stamps, take a look at the Reintroduced Species Stamps and Collectibles on the Post Office Shop website.