From Here To: UK Outdoor Escapes

The UK is packed full of visually stunning locations to visit that can give you serious wanderlust and get your camera clicking.

With the help of Instagram, Timbuktu has picked out some of the most popular locations in the UK that you simply must visit if you get the chance.

If you live in a city, you need an escape into nature for a relaxing refresh or some outdoor activities.

Each location is accompanied by a piece of Timbuktu clothing that is ideal for its climate, from the classic tee to winter coats.

Read on to discover some of the most popular natural beauty spots to visit in the UK on social media and the best clothing to match…

North West: Windermere

Windermere is the most well-known visitor spot in the Lake District and home to the largest natural lake.

The Lake District is one of the UK’s most popular destinations and Windermere stands out amongst its beauty. Here, you can hike, sail, shop, climb or sit back on one of the lake’s tour boats. It’s placid and beautiful - the perfect spot for chilling out.

Accessible by rail, Windermere can be reached from most major northern cities, and remains one of the leading locations for a long weekend break.

What to wear for Windermere

You can visit Windermere for much of the year - spring through to the start of winter - and with the changeable weather around the Fells, an adaptable layer is needed.

We’d recommend our Rouko Hooded Full-Zip Fleece. It’s crafted knitted fabric delivers added comfort and warmth, perfect for hiking in the hills or should the weather suddenly shift. Drawcords on the hem and hood bring you enhanced fitment and warmth.

The hood, an additional style touch, is useful against light rain showers while the lightweight construction brings benefits to layering in winter and autumn.

South: New Forest

One of the largest areas of woodland in the UK, the New Forest has been a royal forest for centuries and is now a destination for walkers and movie-makers.

You can enjoy a relaxing walk, visit the native New Forest Pony, or retrace famous film locations from Robin Hood, Solo and Mission Impossible. In this spectacular woodland, you’ll find activity hand-in-hand with serenity in every season.

The New Forest’s proximity to Southampton makes it extremely accessible and the ideal escape into nature for the heavily populated South. The South Downs is also close by.

What to wear for the New Forest

You can explore the New Forest in every season, but spring and autumn are especially popular thanks to the changing foliage, so a waterproof to adapt to the weather is needed.

We’d go for Timbuktu’s Kende Waterproof Jacket. As dependable as it is stylish with its two-layer waterproof and breathable fabric, the Kende delivers incredible performance. A storm adds style as well as extra protection from wind and rain.

Although the main fabric is lightweight, it has a well-crafted textured feel while being hard-wearing at the same, able to stand up to anything nature sends its way.

South West: Durdle Door

One of the most popular beach scenes in the UK, and part of the Jurassic Coast, Durdle Door combines views, surf and history.

One of the most-snapped locations in the UK and hugely popular across social media, the limestone arch provides a natural frame for sunrises and sunsets. On this iconic stretch of coast, you can hike, bike ride, swim or just chill on the beach.

Durdle Door is the most remote location on this list, only accessible by car, with Weymouth and Bournemouth the nearest cities.

What to wear for Durdle Door

With this location being on a beach, you need gear for summer to relax on the sand and enjoy the warm weather - the classic t-shirt is just what’s needed.

Our Classic T-Shirt is what we’d recommend. New from Timbuktu's classic range that belongs in every wardrobe, its subtle embroidered chest logo provides understated styling detail for this 100% cotton tee. Shorts or jeans, this top goes with everything.

With a more tailored fit, the Classic T is light with understated style and guaranteed to feel comfortable, just what’s needed for beachwear.

Scotland: Arthur’s Seat

An iconic landmark and must-visit location that is easily accessible, Arthur’s Seat is both wrapped in mythology and history - natural and social.

The highest point of the three parts of the extinct Arthur's Seat Volcano, this site overlooks Edinburgh and provides a stunning reward to hikers and climbers that make it to the summit. Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Mile can all be snapped.

Overlooking Holyrood and the start of the Royal Mile, the start of the climb up Arthur’s Seat is almost in Edinburgh city centre, making it hugely accessible.

What to wear for Arthur’s Seat

It can be a tough walk to the summit, requiring light layers, but Edinburgh can often have biting winds all-year-round, so a 3-in-1 coat is ideal.

Timbuktu’s Parala 3-in-1 Waterproof Jacket is just what’s needed to tackle Edinburgh’s everchanging weather. A waterproof hard-shell with a warm fleece inner which can be worn as a waterproof jacket, a cosy fleece, or all combined, the Parala is a dynamic jacket.

Each layer can be interchanged by zips and press studs, making it a versatile coat for walking to the summit or around Edinburgh’s stunning city centre.

South East: Seven Sisters

Located within the South Downs National Park and part of the White Cliffs of the English Channel, the Seven Sisters are a stunning site to explore.

A series of chalk cliffs on one of England’s best stretches of unspoiled, idyllic coastlines, the Seven Sisters are seven hills that rise and fall as a result of peaks and dips. Its beauty is reflected in the fact it has been the subject of paintings, poems and film locations.

You can walk or cycle the stretch of the Seven Sisters and on to Beachy Head with the South Downs Way, which stretches between Winchester and Eastbourne.

What to wear for the Seven Sisters

Located on the coastline in the South East of England, the Seven Sisters is an ideal day trip from Brighton, Eastbourne or London, especially in summer, so a classic T-Shirt is ideal.

Straight from Timbuktu’s classic collection is the 100% cotton Classic Logo T-Shirt and Boxy T-Shirt. Soft to the touch, the Logo T features a large contrasting logo across the chest while the Boxy T’s cropped design has a subtle tonal embroidered logo. Ideal with jeans or shorts.

These tees are perfect for easy styling or chilling out on the beaches near the Seven Sisters with their comfortable fit and medium weight.

Wales: Three Cliffs Bay

Just a short distance from Swansea, and part of the Gower Peninsula, you can enjoy stunning coastal walks, medieval history and beaches at Three Cliffs Bay.

Taking its name from three cliffs that jut out into Bristol Channel, you can enjoy beaches, sand dunes, limestone cliffs and salt marshes - ideal for relaxing or getting back to nature. Alternatively, the 12th century Pennard Castle lies just inshore with spectacular ruins.

The location of Three Cliffs Bay makes it an ideal spot for a beach trip to relax or for outdoor activities a short distance from Swansea, Llanelli and Port Talbot.

What to wear for Three Cliffs Bay

While it can be warm on the coast in Glamorgan, the weather can change or be gusting, so, we’d recommend a classic zip hoodie to act as a light jacket.

From Timbuktu’s new classic collection, our Classic Full-Zip Hoodie is soft to the touch thanks to being crafted from 100% cotton. A subtle tonal embroidered logo is matched with a lined hood, drawcords and ribbed cuffs and hem for the perfect fit.

With a medium weight, our classic full-zip hoodie is ideal in a layering system or as its own top layer over a T-Shirt for understated, easy styling.

North East: High Force Waterfall

Along the Pennine Way, from Middleton in Teesdale, you’ll reach the spectacular High Force waterfalls in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This 21-metre drop in the River Tees runs into a 700-metre gorge formed over millions of years is a reward for the scenic woodland walks to the base of the falls. Besides the falls, including Low Force, the area surrounding it is rich with nature, from plantlife to roe deer.

Its location in the North Pennines of County Durham makes High Force accessible to visitors from Darlington, Durham, Hartlepool and Middlesborough.

What to wear for High Force Waterfall

With High Force being all about water, and in woodland that can become damp, a lightweight waterproof jacket is just what’s needed for adapting to weather changes.

For a lightweight waterproof that is stylish and functional, we’d recommend our Kabara and Kita Waterproof Jackets. A fully waterproof and breathable jacket with exceptional performance, you’ll stay dry without getting too warm on the move - no matter the season.

The Kabara jacket includes Velcro adjustable cuffs with elasticated hood and waist ensure a perfect fit that keeps out moisture and wind to stay warm.

Midlands: Winnats Pass

Close to the stunning village of Castleton, in the heart of the Peak District, Winnats Pass is a limestone gorge that promises incredible views to those that reach the top.

Though a road passes through the centre, Winnats Pass is steeped in lore and rumour from hauntings to its origins. With footpaths aplenty, you can discover the stunning nature and former industry of the area, such as the Blue John Cavern, for rare unique mineral mining.

In the heart of the Peak District makes Winnats Pass only accessible by road from Manchester, East Cheshire, Sheffield and Buxton.

What to wear to Winnats Pass

With a name that means ‘Windy Gates’, wrapping up and layering us just what’s needed at Winnats Pass for warmth and adapting to the weather.

We’d go with a Classic Half-Zip Sweatshirt from our classics collection. Crafted from 100% cotton the sweatshirt features a subtle tonal embroidered logo to the chest for an understated look. A medium weight with side pockets will keep your hands warm.

The Half-Zip Sweatshirt includes height on the neck to keep the cold and wind out or can be open for a relaxed look. Ribbed cuffs and hem provide the perfect fit in a layering system.

Northern Ireland: Cuilcagh

Right on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic is the highest point on the isle of Ireland, Cuilcagh, and the Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail, is a spectacular vantage point.

Also called “The Stairway to Heaven”, the boardwalk trail is 7.5 kilometres across peatland bog and was installed to protect the natural habitats from erosion. The walk is completed at a viewing platform for breath-taking views of the surrounding lowlands and the Irish border.

Located close to the border, Cuilcagh is accessible from Enniskillen and Lisnaskea, both of which lie in the County Fermanagh region.

What to wear for Cuilcagh

With its variable climate, you need an adaptable jacket that’s lightweight but warm to handle the lowland bogs of the Cuilcagh and the summit.

Our Nanga Insulated Down Jacket is guaranteed to keep you warm with an enhanced fit but is lightweight in construction thanks to the down filling. This smart-looking jacket is perfect for the bubble trend and ensures performance and style all in one coat.

Should you get too warm and need to take off a layer, Nanga can be packed away into a small stuff sack to fit in your pack while hiking to the summit.

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