While the UK is famous for muddy pub walks and gently undulating coast-path sections, its terrain also allows for some longer, tougher one-day treks.
Some of them are even less than 50 miles from London.
Put in the hard yards, and you’ll be rewarded with wondrous views, true wildness and the odd haunted bothy.
Click through our gallery above for our pick of the best eight hikes in the UK.
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