Top places to picnic in the UK
There is nothing quite like a traditional English picnic on a hot summer's day. This is our list for top places to picnic in the UK.
1. Somerset House, London
In the heart of London, on The Strand, is Somerset House, a centre for arts and culture with a courtyard perfect for picnicking. It is the ideal escape from the hustle and bustle for a few hours before you do some more sight-seeing. The 55 dancing fountains are worth seeing too. www.somersethouse.org.uk
2. Hampstead Heath, London
This is another picnic spot in the capital, although it feels like a million miles from anywhere on a quiet day. Hampstead Heath is a glorious open space, perfect for relaxing al fresco. There is even a swimming spot if you need to cool down.
3. Barafundle Beach, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Ranked as one of the finest spots to picnic in the UK, this award-winning beach is off the beaten track and has beautiful views from the cliffs that surround this it. This is a wonderful spot to sit and watch the world go by.
4. Lake District, Cumbria
From Loughrigg Tarn to Pendle Hill, we simply can’t decide which location is the best place to choose as the ultimate picnic spot, they are also so beautiful. However, what we are certain of is that the Lake District is a fabulous place to go!
5. Kynance Cove, Cornwall
This famous cove on the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall has a well deserved place on our list as a premier picnic spot. With dazzling turquoise waters, white sand and dramatic cliffs this is a breathtaking place to enjoy the views and a hamper with family or friends.
6. Avon Valley Country Park, Bristol
With 50 acres of lush green countryside situated alongside the River Avon, Avon Valley Country Park is a lovely place to escape to. There are also activities on offer for children and scenic riverside walks to enjoy after lunch.
7. Formby Beach, Liverpool
The sandy beaches of Formby offer sensational views of the sea as well as spectacular sand dunes. Truly a sight for you to behold while sharing a home-made feast.