When we’re not creating beautiful handmade scented candles, there’s nothing we enjoy more here at Melt than a stroll in the fresh spring air. Now is definitely a great time to get out – the flowers are blooming and the bees have started buzzing, so why not treat yourself to an idyllic hike?
Having explored the local surroundings in our 3 unique autumn walks you can enjoy in the Ribble Valley post – we’ve branched out this year! So, if you’re looking for some inspiration for your spring getaway, you’re in the right place! Here are a few of our top picks for the best places to take a stroll around this little green island we call home.
Officially, there are six paths that take you to the summit of Snowdon, all ranging in their difficulty. The easiest and most popular of these is the Llanberis path, which takes a bit longer to climb compared to the other routes, but this is due to its slightly more forgiving and gradual path. This is the recommend route for first timers, but for the more seasoned hikers, there’s also the option of the Watkin path, which offers a far more challenging, vertical ascent that takes you through sections of steep and loose scree. We highly recommend this Welsh wonder!
Malharm Tarn Estate, Yorkshire Dales
Explore the vast woodlands, rolling hills and rugged moorland of the 2,900 hectare Malharm Tarn Estate. There’s so much to see on this stunning Yorkshire route, but a couple of highlights include the Malham Cove – which is a towering crescent-shaped rock face carved into the landscape, and topped by an enormous limestone slab; as well as Janet’s Foss – a beautiful flowing waterfall hidden amongst the enchanting woodland, that’s said to be the home of Janet, Queen of the Fairies. Perfect for both amateur walkers and professional hikers, there’s plenty of reasons to visit this popular Estate.
Buttermere, Lake District
The Buttermere circular is a pleasant four-and-a-half mile walk around one of the district’s most aesthetic lakes. Famous for its adventurous trails and mountain views, this fantastic route is perfect for anyone looking for a low intensity walk that offers plenty of visual stimulation. Enjoy the lush green fields and the towering peaks of Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks, while you’re accompanied constantly by the tranquil waters of lake Buttermere. A true feast for the eyes, you won’t forget this scenic setting!
Voted the nation’s favourite walk by countless media outlets, bloggers, and hiking enthusiasts alike – the third highest peak in the Lake District does not disappoint! Helvellyn offers both leisurely, and slightly more, shall we say, ‘adventurous’ routes – like the infamous ‘Striding Edge’ path, which forces you to scramble along a narrow ridge (not something we recommend for casual walkers!). It’s easy to see why this path has become so endeared by those of us in the UK, with the slightly more northern trails offering exquisite views of Ullswater, and the colossal 65ft waterfall in Aira Force rounding out just a few of the highlights this momentous mountain has to offer.
These are just a few of our favourite locations that you can explore this spring – however, if you do ever find yourself stopping by our little shop on the farm, our team will always be happy to give you their personal recommendations. And of course, that also extends to our wonderful range of luxury scented candles, so if you need a bit of help narrowing down the perfect one for you, we’re only too happy to help. You can take a look at them right here on our site, or alternatively why not pop by in person, and see what’s on our shelves?