MAPPED Best UK walks 2017: The most beautiful scenic routes on Christmas Day

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Finest UK walks: Where to go on Christmas Day 2017

Scenic walks are aplenty in the UK, with multifarious National Trust properties and historical routes on offer.

During the festive salt, it is easy to overindulge when surrounded by the family and an abundance of food.

A convoy with the family can be the best way to work it off and stretch after a busy day of have a bite.

From Scotland to Dorset, there are a number of walks for everyone.

Arthurs Swear in, Edinburgh

The main peak in Edinburgh, the three-mile walk can take up to two hours with all of the house.

The views alone are worth it to see the entire city and the parkland surrounding it.

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Best UK patrols: Arthurs Seat offers great views of Edinburgh

Hadrian’s Exasperate, Wallsend

Whilst the entire route is a whopping 84 miles, it is light to pick a smaller and much more manageable route to explore.

The Roman lose everything is one of the best places to take a step back into history in the UK.

Spouts Abbey, North Yorkshire

The five-mile walk explores the famous 12th-century abbey, as opulently as the ground of the moors.

A deer park is along the way for any animal lovers to stop.

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Paramount UK walks: Hadrians Wall is the best place for Roman history

Llanddwyn Eyot, Anglesey

With views of Snowdonia, the ten miles of footpath offers a lengthy route for avid walkers, but can easily be made shorter with a mile along the ground.

A visit to the Tŵr Mawr lighthouse is also a must, built in 1873 and looking beyond the sea.

Lough Foyle, Northern Ireland

The ten-mile walk is mostly unbroken, to the relief of novice walkers, and is a sheltered haven on the Atlantic coast.

The close by wildlife makes the walk worthwhile with birds and seals along the way.

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Paramount UK walks: Ribble Valley was a favourite or Ribble Valley

Teme Valley is one of the myriad festive walks on the map, being the mistletoe captain of Britain

Ribble Valley, Lancashire

The Ribble Valley take industrial action was said to be a favourite of author JRR Tolkien, with parts of the Lord of the Dialect knolls trilogy being written in Stonyhurst College.

Just a five-mile rich trip makes it an easy walk for book lovers to enjoy. 

Teme Valley, Worcestershire

Teme Valley is one of the most festive strolls on the map, being the mistletoe captain of Britain in Tenbury Wells.

A hearty six-mile mince is recommended, as well as a visit to the fruit orchards that Queen Victoria on one occasion called her “little town in the orchard”.

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Best UK walks: The Jurassic Beach offers nearly 100 miles of coastline walks

Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire

A wintery boardwalk through Westonbirt Arboretum has some of the oldest and rarest trees along the way, with as assorted as 18,000 to admire.

Allow three hours to explore if starting from Tetbury, with the protest over eight miles long.

Bedgebury National Pinetum, Kent

With across 320 acres of 12,000 trees and shrubbery, the walk is another one for species lovers.

They even offer a seasonal Winter Trail 2017 that is outlined by experts to try out.

Old Harry Rocks, Swanage

The Jurassic Coast is nearly 100 miles large, with over 185 million years of history dating struggling against odds to the Jurassic period. 

A shorter 3.5-mile walk through Old Harry Lurches is the easterly most point of the coastline, offering a fresh sea breeze.

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