In the UK, we have to make the most out of the glorious sunshine of summer whilst we have it. Our summer days are fast and fleeting, so make sure you have a ‘sunny day’ plan to hand, for when those days finally arrive!

One of the best ways to spend the British summer time, is exploring the rolling landscapes of our amazing countryside. We often take for granted our vast and vibrant wildlife and outdoor spaces, which is why our friends over at Kennedy Wild Bird Food have put together this list of the top 5 summer walks.

Set out on an adventure and view some of the amazing species of birds and other wildlife, we have right on our doorstep!

Boscastle and the Valency Valley
The beautiful cornish, seaside village of Boscastle is perfect for anyone looking for a picturesque walk. The cliffs above Boscatle’s medieval harbour offer stunning views of the expansive ocean and a walk through Valency Valley will open up tranquil woodland, ready to be explored. The variety of landscapes also offer a huge variety of wildlife, from seabirds to woodland creatures, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Boscastle is the ideal setting for a wildlife spotting walk

Bolt Head
This easy, 4.5 mile walk around Salcombe, Devon, is another beautiful seaside walk for all the family. Stroll around farm lands and jagged landscapes, taking in the fresh sea air. The quiet and secluded beach at Soar Mill Cove is a great place to take the kids and explore the rocky cliff edges of the beach.

Compton Bay & Downs
The Isle of Wight is known for its beauty, which is why it is one of the best places to stretch your legs and head out on a walk. Not only can you walk along the downs, but Compton Bay also offers some amazing surfing opportunities. Why not combine the two and really take in all that Compton Bay has to offer. You’ll also be able to catch a glimpse of the amazing wildlife, particularly butterflies, that frequent the area. The Isle of Wight’s beautiful flora often attracts some of the country’s most stunning breeds of butterfly!

The Isle of Wight is home to a plethora of native wildlife

Derwent Valley
Local wildlife in this area includes mountain hares and golden plovers, both of which can be spotted along the Derwent Valley walk through the Peak District. Here you’ll be able to take in some of the UK’s green and picturesque landscape. This walk takes you along farm land and moorland, offering a vast and open space to give
you the best chance of spotting the wildlife.

Sticklebarn Blea Tarn Trail
The expansive and impressive sight of Blea Tarn is something to behold whilst on a relaxing walk in Cumbria. This trail is a fairly short and easy trail to embark on, which makes it perfect for those looking to explore with young children. The lake hasn’t been disturbed since the last Ice Age, which adds to its calming and tranquil atmosphere. Why not take a rest from your exploration down by the lake and simply watch as the local wildlife goes by?

The UK has some of the most amazing walks in the world, so why not use these warmer, drier summer months to get out and about and take it all in?

This is a collaborative post with Kennedy Wild Bird Seed.

Read the full original post here authored by Lauren Moseley. You can visit her blog here.

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