Challenging climbs

Climbing some of our hills can take a bit of effort, but once at the top you’ll be rewarded with far-reaching views over some of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes. Take a look at our recommendations for walks that will put your legs to the test.

Chillerton Down, Isle of Wight
Walking trail

Chillerton Down, Isle of Wight 

This walk takes you off the beaten track in the middle of the Island – through woods and valleys, and across the downs with distant sea glimpses to enjoy. It's a bit of a challenge, so be prepared.

Time: From 3 hours 30 mins
Distance: Between 4 - 9.3 miles (6.4 - 14.8 km)

Heather on Ventnor Downs, Isle of Wight
Walking trail

Ventor Downs, Isle of Wight 

Admire autumn colours of heather and bracken on this invigorating walk in the south of the Island, with splendid far-reaching views to Culver Downs in the east.

Time: 2 hours
Distance: 4.5 miles (7.2 km)

The stony summit of Roseberry Topping rises above Newton Wood
Walking trail

Roseberry Topping, North Yorkshire 

A challenging ascent of Cleveland's most famous hill and a fascinating place to explore for its human and geological history, and abundant wildlife.

Time: 1 hour
Distance: 2 miles (3.2 km)

The view across the Shropshire Hills from Long Mynd
Walking trail

Long Mynd, Shropshire 

This walk takes you to the head of Carding Mill Valley and up to the highest point of the Long Mynd. From the top you can take in fantastic views across Shropshire, and beyond.

Time: 2 hours 30 mins
Distance: 5 miles (8km)

Summer evening sun on a yew tree at Box Hill, Surrey
Walking trail

Box Hill, Surrey 

Try our 4-mile walk through some of Box Hill's finest scenery and views, glorious in every season.

Time: 2 hours
Distance: 4 miles (6.4km)