England offers abundant hiking and backpacking opportunities for everyone. With its diverse terrain, well-marked trails, and proximity to beautiful landscapes, this country provides an excellent backdrop for backpackers seeking adventure.
In this post, we explore ultralight backpacking in England, equipping you with the knowledge needed for your adventure.
Among other things, we’ll list the TOP 5 trails in each category: day hikes (under 30 miles) and multi-day trips with resupply opportunities at least everytwo days.
Key Tips for Backpacking in England
Wildlife: England is generally safe with rare venomous snakes like adders, limited dangerous wildlife, but watch out for ticks transmitting diseases.
Wild camping: Wild camping in England without permission from the landowner is against the law.
Top 5 Day Hikes (Under 30 Miles)
Here are the best day hikes where ultralight gear really shines and helps you to maximize your experience:
Castleton, Mam Tor, and The Great Ridge Circular (8 miles). See on AllTrails.
The Roaches and Lud’s Church Circular (7.7 miles). See on AllTrails.
Yorkshire Three Peaks Circular (24.5 miles). See on AllTrails.
Old Glossop and B-29 Crash Site Circular (8.2 miles). See on AllTrails.
Glenridding and Helvellyn Circular (8 miles). See on AllTrails.
Top 5 Multi-Day Trips
Top multi-day trips in England with resupply opportunities at least every two days:
Coast to Coast Walk: St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay (185 miles). See on AllTrails.