Spring is in the air, the sun is shining, and travel restrictions within the UK are gradually lifting. We can think of few better ways to celebrate than with a lap of honour around some of Britain’s best circular walking routes.

To inspire that first trip away we’ve got together with Contours Holidays, a UK-based self-guided walking holiday company, to put together this list of five brilliant circular walking routes in Wales, Scotland, and England.

We’ve got something for everyone, wherever you’re based and however hard you want to challenge yourself. So, let’s get started.

Cotswold Round Trail – England

Length: 48 miles Difficulty: Easy

Wander through chocolate-box villages, climb gently rolling hills, and ramble through the green countryside as you explore the quintessentially English Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For 48 miles this trail loops around some of the most quaint, picturesque villages in the region. But, it’s not one you’ll want to rush. Instead, stretch your journey out over a few days and give yourself time to soak up the friendly atmosphere of everywhere you visit.

Find out more about the Cotswold Round Trail here.

Borders Abbeys Way – Scotland