United Kingdom


If you're traveling to the United Kingdom, be sure to set aside time to step outside the amazing cities around the country. From the rolling hills of the Scotland Highlands to the remote and rocky coast and the peace and quiet of the English countryside, the U.K. will surprise you with how much outdoor adventure it has to offer.

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Backpacking Scotland's West Highland Way

Stirling, United Kingdom

96 mi / 2650 ft gain

Photograph the Giant's Causeway

Giant's Causeway, Ireland, United Kingdom


Watch the Sunrise from Arthur's Seat

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

2.4 mi / 650 ft gain

Explore Ft. William, Scotland's Steall Gorge

Highland, United Kingdom

3 mi

Hike to the Old Man of Storr

Highland, United Kingdom

5 mi / 2099.7 ft gain

Hike to Beachy Head

East Dean, United Kingdom

5 mi / 100 ft gain

Overnight at Lookout Bothy on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

Highland, United Kingdom

3.1 mi

Explore the Royal Botanic Gardens

Richmond, United Kingdom


Hike the Quiraing on the Isle of Skye

Highland, United Kingdom

3.5 mi / 1115.5 ft gain

Guides and stories

Breathing in the Scottish Highlands

Matthew Clark

The North of England: Backpacking in The UK on a Budget

Veronica Pembleton

Exploring the United Kingdom's Lake District

Alex Coleman

Why I Keep Going Back to the West Coast of Scotland

Richard Smith

24 Photos from Our Night in the Lookout Bothy on Isle of Skye, Scotland

Nick Edmundson

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