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UK walking holidays: 10 best British hikes

From the Lake District to little trodden Welsh mountain massifs, the most spectacular hiking routes in Britain

Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, England. In 1903 the remains of a human male, since named Cheddar Man were found a short distance inside Gough's cave, he is Britain's oldest complete human skeleton having been dated to approx. 7150 BCE. Mitochondrial DNA taken from the skeleton has been found to match that of Adrian Targett, a man living in the area today indicating that Cheddar Man is a very distant ancestor, amazing!

The flooded crypt at Winchester Cathedral, England.This low-vaulted stone crypt, which floods in rainy months, dates from the 11th century, the earliest phase of building the Cathedral, shown here with Antony Gormley’s life-size sculpture of a solitary man, Sound II, seen from a distance, between the massive vaults and their reflections. Photo by John Crook

Glastonbury Tor in Somerset, England. Glastonbury Tor is known as being one of the most spiritual sites in the country. Its pagan beliefs are still very much celebrated. It’s a beautiful place to walk, unwind and relax. Distance from Shaftesbury to Glastonbury Tor is 30 miles