Whatever the season, a walk along a stretch of the UK’s spectacular coastline guarantees a feelgood factor that only fresh sea air and stunning scenery brings.

These top five UK coastal walks picked by our own Julia Bradbury are noted for their natural beauty and breath-taking views. From the fine silver white sands of Morar in Western Scotland, to the golden dunes and thick pinewoods of the Norfolk coastal walk at Wells-next-the Sea, to the wild rocky clifftops along the South West Coast Path between St Ives and Zennor in Cornwall, to the spectacular backdrop of Snowdonia on the Anglesey coastal walk in North Wales, and to the natural wonders along the National Trust Runkerry Trail walk next to Northern Ireland’s iconic Giant’s Causeway.

All the walks have either an easy or medium difficulty grading, and range from a 2-mile stroll to a 12-mile workout. Ready to head out? Click on the links below for more details, then download your chosen walk and follow it using one of our partner apps.

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  • Cornwall
  • East Anglia
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales