The New Forest National Park in Hampshire has been named the number one family-friendly hiking spot in the UK.
Research, undertaken by Millets, analysed numerous factors, including Trip Advisor reviews, the average length of the walks in the area, nearest beaches, facilities, child-friendly restaurants, average temperatures and number of visitors, to reveal the hiking spots fit for all the family.
The New Forest National Park beats all of the other locations on the list for most factors looked at.
Over a quarter of all walks in the park are kid-friendly. There are 48 family-friendly campsites around the New Forest and of all the restaurants in Lyndhurst, at the heart of the national park, 81 per cent are child-friendly.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is the second best place in the UK to go walking as a family, with over 600 miles of public footpaths.
Almost half of all walks in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park are shorter than 10km, making them suitable for juniors, and 26 per cent of all walks are kid-friendly.
Exmoor National Park concludes the UK’s top three spots for a family day out.
Over 60 per cent of all hikes in Exmoor National Park have a length of 10km or less, making them perfect for juniors. 78 per cent of all restaurants in Exmoor National Park are child-friendly, making it the ultimate location for family meals.
The full research can be found here: https://www.millets.co.uk/blog/family-friendly-hiking-spots-2022