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Tanya Oliver is a freelance writer and author of “From High Heels to High Hills”, which combines a knowledge of hiking with a love of style. Writing for several magazines, Tanya also has her own blog that is popular with walkers and non-walkers alike and can be found on Twitter and Facebook Tanya currently lives in the Lake District and Sussex. She manages the path conservation programme “Fix the Fells” on behalf of the National Trust and Lake District National Park. She is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.
Walking Boots If you want an active family holiday, then you need look no further than the Lake District. The rugged mountains, clear blue lakes, expansive forests and myriad becks and streams provide a perfect backdrop for those who want a little more adrenalin. You can fill your holiday with anything from cycling in the forests and rowing on the lakes, to rock-climbing, horse-riding, hiking and gorge-scrambling. These adventures can be scaled up or down depending on age and ability (or indeed your level of nerve), and there are lots of options.
Set within the south west of England, Devon is a beautiful county combining stunning coastline with the wild beauty of both Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks. Part of the coast is on the South West Coastal Path, so it is a perfect county for walking as well as relaxing by the beach, exploring, sightseeing or just shopping and enjoying the many restaurants and cafés on the beachfronts.
The Lake District is arguably one of the most beautiful places in the world. With its majestic mountains, rocky ridges, crystal blue lakes and emerald green fields, there is always something spectacular to look at come rain or shine. The Lake District is also famous for walking and hiking, but there's much more to discover than that: it's not just a beautiful place.