THE Cotswold Way has been named as one of the best in the UK for Spring Walks.

The outdoor experts at Blacks have put together a list of their favourite spring hikes across the UK.

Each walk offers unique scenery, wildlife, and historical landmarks, making them great choices for a springtime adventure in the UK.

Cotswold Way, Gloucestershire, is a 102-mile trail runs through some of England's most picturesque countryside, passing through quaint villages and historic market towns. In the spring, the trail is lined with blooming wildflowers and offers stunning views of the rolling hills and pastoral landscapes.

The Cotswold Way walk is relatively easy, so it’s perfect for families. The trails are well-maintained, and while It has a few steep climbs and descents, alternative paths can be found for those who are hiking with the kinds and wish to avoid the challenge.

Bethany Leedham, Social Media Executive at Blacks says: “Springtime has got to be my favourite season to go on this walk - the trail comes alive with wildflowers creating a stunning sight against the backdrop of the Scottish Highlands that's hard to beat. If you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of some of the local wildlife such as eagles and red deer.”

It's important to choose a walk that matches your fitness level and experience, and to prepare for the conditions you might encounter along the way. It's also a good idea to check the latest information on each walk, including any trail closures or diversions before you hit the road.