Easter walks in UK cities

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Easter is nearly upon us and many caravan and motorhome enthusiasts will be venturing out for trips to some of the UK’s finest cities.

With Google searches for “city walks’ up 84 per cent in the last year, Village Hotels has put together a list of convenient strolls to enjoy after a traditional Easter lunch.

A spokesperson for Village Hotels said: “For many Brits, rest and relaxation comes in the form of taking a leisurely walk, whether that’s checking out the urban landscape or the countryside.”

Here’s some inspiration for your next city walk:

Meanwood Valley Trail, Leeds

Start the Meanwood Valley Trail at Woodhouse Moor and follow the route for seven miles through villages and natural green areas.

Highlights along the way include Meanwood Park and the ruins of Victorian aqueducts, as well as the Myrtle Tavern, where you can stop for some refreshment.

Norwich Bridges And Churches Trail, Norwich

Doing exactly what it says on the tin, this four-and-a-half-mile loop will take you past historic bridges and picturesque churches, as you wend your way along the banks of the River Wensum.

You’ll also get a chance to glimpse parts of the ancient city, including its old walls and the remains of its castle.

Cathedral to the Necropolis, Glasgow

For some of the best views in Glasgow, walk from the city’s gothic cathedral to its famed Victorian cemetery, taking in all sorts of sights along the way.

This 30-minute walk may also result in spotting some wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for roe deer, finches and kestrels around the Necropolis.

Swansea Bay to the Mumbles, Swansea

Just short of nine miles, this walk from the city to the Mumbles, at the gateway to the Gower Peninsula, is a bit more than an after-lunch stroll.

If you make it to the end, however, you’ll be rewarded with delicious fresh seafood and stunning views of Wales’ coastline.

Sheffield Round Walk, Sheffield

This 15-mile walk has it all – from Beauchief Abbey to the charming Mayfield Alpacas – meaning there’s something to keep all the family interested.

Start and finish your walk at Endcliffe Park, taking in woodland, rivers, streams and some of the city during your excursion.

Easter caravan and motorhome preparations

The Easter break is traditionally the start of the touring season, which means many people will be taking their caravan, motorhome or campervan out of storage for the first time this year.

If that’s you, then be sure to prepare your leisure vehicle carefully before heading off on a trip in it.

Here are some of the tasks you’ll need to carry out:

  • Clean the interior and air it out, opening windows and welcoming in the fresh spring breeze.

  • Check your tyres and make sure they’re not only safe but also legal.

  • Restock the cupboards with all the essentials you’ll need for the rest of the season.

  • Reconnect your water system and check gas and electrical appliances.



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