Perfect picnic spots in the UK

If you’re anything like us, once the sun comes out so does our picnic hamper! From sausage rolls and scotch eggs, to more adventurous antipasti platters or a full afternoon tea selection, we love hitting the road and finding the perfect spot to spend the day. To celebrate National Picnic month, we’ve put together our favourite picnic spots across the UK. Where will you be heading on your next adventure?

Castlerigg Stone Circle, Keswick


Nestled amidst the scenic beauty of Cumbria, England, lies Castlerigg Stone Circle. Dating back to around 3000 BC, this Neolithic marvel boasts 38 standing stones, arranged in a mystical circular formation near Keswick. Its panoramic views of the surrounding mountains make it a must-visit destination – and the perfect place to set your picnic blanket. As you explore this ancient site, you'll find yourself pondering the purpose behind its creation, connecting with the ancient past and embracing the wonders of human history.

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Upper Wharfedale, Yorkshire

Upper Wharfedale, a beautiful valley in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, England has rolling hills, winding rivers, and quaint stone villages aplenty. If you’re a nature lover or an outdoor explorer, this is the place for you. You can spend the day exploring the hiking trails that lead you through stunning moorlands, cascading waterfalls, and immerse yourself in the rich local wildlife. It’s the perfect place to walk off a filling picnic feast – and then come back for seconds!

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Padley Gorge, Peak District

Padley Gorge is a hidden gem nestled in the Peak District National Park, England. This woodland valley offers a peaceful escape for nature lovers and avid ramblers alike. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the ancient woodland as you follow the winding footpaths along Burbage Brook. Discover the picturesque waterfalls, moss-covered rocks, and British wildlife. With its quiet atmosphere and relaxing scenery, Padley Gorge is a perfect destination to reconnect with nature and embark on unforgettable outdoor adventures. 

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Barafundle Bay Beach, Pembrokeshire


With golden sands, crystal-clear waters, and dramatic limestone cliffs, Barafundle Bay Beach is the perfect place for a secluded family picnic. Relax on the soft sand, take a refreshing dip in the sea, or explore the rugged landscapes. Its unspoilt beauty and peaceful atmosphere make it an ideal spot for beachcombing, and scenic walks – make sure you bring the dog for a fun-filled adventure. Barafundle Bay Beach is a slice of paradise where you can escape the hustle and bustle and embrace the beauty on your doorstep.

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Holkham Beach, Norfolk

Holkham Beach is an idyllic destination for a picnic along the stunning Norfolk coastline. With its golden sands, rolling sand dunes, and seascapes that rival the Med, this beach offers a picturesque setting for outdoor dining. Find a cosy spot near the sand dunes, set up your deckchairs, and enjoy the panoramic views of the North Sea. Breathe in the fresh sea air, listen to the soothing sounds of waves, and indulge in a family feast surrounded by natural beauty. The perfect seaside dining experience awaits…

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Holyrood Park, Edinburgh


Nestled at the foot of the majestic Arthur's Seat, Holyrood Park offers panoramic views of Edinburgh and the historic Holyrood Palace. Find a peaceful spot on one of the lush grassy areas, lay out your picnic spread, and enjoy a leisurely family meal enjoying the tranquil atmosphere of the park. Whether it's a family outing or a romantic date, you’ll create memories to last a lifetime at Holyrood Park.

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Delamere Forest, Cheshire


Nestled in the heart of Cheshire, Delamere Forest is one of our favourite picnic spots. This expansive woodland offers a delightful escape for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Explore the forest's network of walking trails, cycle tracks, or embark on a peaceful horseback ride. The forest is teeming with wildlife, including red deer and rare bird species. Families can enjoy picnics, adventure playgrounds, and even hire a Segway for added fun. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you can enjoy your tasty treats surrounded by peaceful bird song and rustle of the trees.

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