Walks that could really be abroad

We often associate tropical beaches or dramatic landscapes with exotic locations. This summer, experience international beauty right on your doorstep.

Pen-y-Fan as seen from Bryn Teg in the Brecon Beacons, Powys

Impressive views in the Brecon Beacons, Wales  

The rolling hills of the Brecon Beacons are more akin to the rocky heights of New Zealand. Discover a trail to suit any walker from novice to expert. The sky's the limit.

The famous Biddulph dahlia walk

International influence at Biddulph, Staffordshire 

A walk around the garden at Biddulph takes you on a global journey from Italy to the pyramids of Egypt, a Victorian vision of China and a re-creation of a Himalayan glen.

Rotunda and Italianate Garden at Ickworth

Italianate garden at Ickworth, Suffolk 

A gentle walk around the Italianate garden at Ickworth which encircles the stunning Rotunda. The restrained grandeur of the formal planting contrasts with the vibrant meadow of flowers popping up in the adjoining garden.

The garden at Overbecks

Palm paradise at Overbeck's, Devon  

This easy, 30-40 minute trail, leads along the South Hams coast to Overbeck’s, an elegant Edwardian house with a hidden garden of subtropical delights.

Portstewart Strand

Natural beauty at Portstewart Strand, County Londonderry 

The beach at Portstewart Strand is famed for its white sand. Walking next to the rippling waves will transport you to warmer climates, even if you still have to wear your coat in summer...