The Most Strikingly Beautiful Hiking Trails On The English Countryside


6. Sizergh Castle

Starting at the car park by Sizergh Castle, a 15-acre estate, this South Lake District walk spans few kilometers and is a great way to explore an historic castle and the surrounding area. The castle stands with tradition as an agricultural estate with far-reaching views across the countryside featuring Lakeland Fells and Morecambe Bay. Tranquil and scenic at once, the walk begins in a field afoot with buzzards and pheasants, leads to Sizergh Fell, and follows a footpath through fields filled with butterflies and wildflowers. Reaching a cluster of hawthorn trees, the views of Morecambe Bay are sublime. Take that in for a awhile before continuing on to Lake District Fells, through gates and glades, back onto a road for a kilometer and loop around back to the castle for a café refreshment, stop by the farm shop, or enjoy a pint at onsite Strickland Arms.

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