The Best UK Staycation Destinations For Green Spaces

With international travel still feeling like a serious risk, 2020 has definitely become the year of the staycation.

If you're keen to travel safely in the UK before the weather gets too much colder, you might find yourself craving natural beauty, fresh air and the chance to exercise in a more socially distanced environment,


After all, many of us have realised during this emotionally trying year that nature is
pretty much vital to our mental health.

With this in mind, the folks at Daffodil Hotels have put together a list of the UK's top destinations for hiking and nature walks. It's a varied list including popular beauty spots in England, Scotland and Wales.

But before planning a trip to any of these destinations, it's imperative to check whether they're currently under local lockdown – as of Monday, nearly two thirds of the Welsh population will be locked down, for example.

With this in mind, enjoy your staycation planning.

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Beddgelert, Gwynedd

This pretty village is the perfect base from which to explore the Snowdonia region. There are 183 mountains and hills in the county of Gwynedd alone.
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Portmeirion, Gwynedd

Built between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village, this completely unique Welsh destination has to be seen to be believed. It's also a great place to explore the 183 mountains and hills of Gwynedd.
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Crickhowell, Powys

This super-pretty Welsh town is your gateway to the 93 mountains and hills of Powys.
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Oban, Argyll and Bute

Oban means "The Little Bay" in Scottish Gaelic, reflecting the fact that this seaside town lies in a perfect horseshoe bay. It's an ideal base to explore the 80 mountains and hills in the surrounding county.
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Llanrwst, Conwy

Less than a mile from the stunning Snowdonia national park, this lovely Welsh market town is close to 67 mountains and hills.

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Braemar, Aberdeenshire

Around 60 miles west of Aberdeen, this tranquil village is situated within easy reach of 58 mountains and hills.

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Killin, Stirling

Situated next to the stunning Falls of Dochart – a cluster of waterfalls perfect for an Instagram photo – this Scottish village is near to 49 towns and hills.
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Castle Combe, Wiltshire

This chocolate box Cotswold village is located close to 45 mountains and hills. It's located 24 miles from Bristol and just 12 miles from Bath.
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Lacock, Wiltshire

Nearby Lacock is equally picturesque: in fact, this unspoiled village is nearly completely owned by the National Trust.
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Bakewell, Derbyshire

Just 13 miles from Sheffield, this historic market town lies in the southeast portion of the Peak District National Park. There are 44 mountains and hills to explore locally.

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