July is National Picnic Month, so, to celebrate, we’ve lined up 8 of the best picnic spots around the country, so you and the family or your social bubble can enjoy the great British countryside this Summer!
Padley Gorge Trail, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 2HY
If you love exploring and reaching new heights, this is the place to be. Padley Gorge offers a two-hour circular walk, past the waterfalls, through the woods and around the cliffs. There is no better place to have your munchies in Derbyshire.– BT lifestyle
Hyde Park, London
You don’t have to be out into the countryside to enjoy a lounge in the sun on some soft green grass and a bite to eat. Hyde Park is vast and beautiful for inner-city London and easy to get to on the tube if you live local.
Westbury Court Garden
7 Court Gardens, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, GL14 1PD
You can explore canals, admire clipped hedges and see 17th-century vegetable plots growing through the seasons. There’s a dedicated picnic area over the bridge, so why not make some sandwiches, pack your rug and book your visit?– National Trust
Studland Bay, Dorset, BH19
Fancy a dip in the sea? This spot is for you. An ideal family picnic spot, Studland bay offers a beautifully sheltered coastline with a golden beach. The heathland behind is a haven for wildlife and paths through dunes allow for hours of adventure.
Burton Dasset Hills Country Park
Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 2AB
Wade through a sea of sheep and perch your picnic blanket on an ironstone hill beside ‘The Beacon’. A Grade II Listed Building that is thought to have been built as a tower mill but was later used as a lookout tower in the English Civil War. The view is truly spectacular, according to a hilltop toposcope, you can see Coventry Cathedral on a clear day, over 20 miles away.– Countryfile
Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire, Wales, SA71 5LS
Often described as the closest England has to the Caribbean, Barafundle Bay has been voted one of the best beaches in Britain. With coves, golden sand dunes and pine trees with an accessible car park close by, this beach is perfect if you’re willing to drive just that little bit extra for luxury. Plan ahead though so you don’t get cut off by incoming tide!
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Castle Lane, Underskiddaw, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4RN
Fancy picnicking somewhere with a bit of history attached? Castlerigg is the most astounding of all British stone circles. With panoramic views, this Stone Circle goes back to around 3000 BC, to the Neolithic period.
Outside Norwich Castle, NR1 3JU
Looking for somewhere to sit on your lunch break or before heading to the shops now that non-essential retail is back open? Why not visit Castle Gardens in Norwich. The central location makes a popular choice for workers popping for vitamin D on their lunch break.
For more incredible picnic spots in the UK, visit Britain’s 100 best picnic spots spanning every single county!
For picnic baskets, accessories and more, visit the Snizl website and keep your eye’s peeled for National Picnic Month themed posts!
If you’d like ideas of what to take for the tastiest picnic ever, visit BBC GoodFood for ‘How to pack the perfect picnic‘.