Five Summer Walks - Download the routes for free!

If the last couple of weeks are anything to go by this summer should be one of the hottest we've had for years.

So we've put together a series of walks to keep you cool in the seering heat.

You can download each of the walks in PDF format ready to take with you - don't forget your swimming costume and a few quid for ice cream!


Scafell Pike via Styhead Tarn


A quick dip in Styhead Tarn when steaming through the Lakes is always a refreshing venture on a hot day.

And it may be just the tonic you need to help you surge from Borrowdale to England's highest summit this summer.

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Whitecroft, Forest of Dean


If you want a walk where you can moisten your throat with a refreshing beverage at the end then this is it.

The Miners Arms, in Whitecroft, Goucestershire, is one of the country's top cider pubs and also has a generous selection of real ales - not to mention two beer gardens.

The walk itself is in ancient forest so, as well as being beautiful, should keep you sheltered from an oppressive sun.

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Windy Cuillins


If you're looking for wind to blow the sweat from your brow you could do far worse than head for the western isles.

The Isle of Skye hosts the daunting Cuillin range.

But this climb up Bruach na Frithe is accessible to walkers and is a cracking Munro for any peak bagger.

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Pwll-y-Wrach - The Witches' Cauldron


This coastal route in Pembrokeshire gives you a double whammy.

Not only does the sea breeze keep you fresh, but you get to bathe in the Witches' Cauldron - a deep lagoon entered through a secret tunnel beneath a waterfall.

This is situated just south of Ceibwr Bay.

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High Stile from Buttermere 


Nothing says 'summer' like fantastic ice cream and there's plenty to sample in Buttermere, Lake District.

Buttermere Ayrshire ice cream is produced and sold in the valley and is thoroughly recommended by Country Walking's ice cream guru Jonathan Manning!

The walk over the surrounding hill tops gives you great views over the valley and allows you to climb Wainwright's favourite fell - Hay Stacks.

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