UK Hiking quiz – Answers

Hello again people and pooches. Joe the Cocker here. We posted a short hiking quiz on 15th January to remind us of some of the outdoorsey stuff that we are missing. We hope that you enjoyed trying to identify where the photographs were taken. Well, here are the answers:

1 The beach in this photograph is part of the Sefton Coast, near to Ainsdale with the Ainsdale Sands National Nature Reserve behind the dunes. This Merseyside beach can be walked for over 22 miles with the view across the bay to Blackpool is stunning on a clear day.

2 The aqueduct is the World Heritage Site near Trevor in North Wales. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct carries the Llangollen Canal over the Dee Valley and is also a Grade I Listed structure.

3 The photograph below is of White Nancy and can be found on Kerridge Hill above Bollington, near Macclesfield. It used to have a single room inside and is a popular folly with great views over the Cheshire Plain, North Wales, Shropshire and the Pennines.

4 The bridge is the Penmaenpool Toll Bridge spanning the Afon Mawddach between Barmouth and Dolgellau on the Mawddach Trail. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

5 This footpath leads onto the Barmouth Bridge to Barmouth over the Afon Mawddach again. It is a rail and footbridge. A beautiful ending to the Mawddach Trail with stunning views up the river and toward Cader Idris.

6 The remote church below is Llangelynin with St. Celynin’s Well in the churchyard. Another scenis, and quiet, walk in the Northern Carneddau. Tal y Fan is close by with plenty of beautiful hikes above the Conwy Valley.

7 The Roaches, in Staffordshire is a prominent ridge in the southern Peak District. Popular with climbers and hikers, the walks in this area can be combined with areas such as Lud’s Church, Hen Cloud and Shining Tor.

8 The magnificent and haunting, Lud’s Church, near to The Roaches. It is a deep chasm in the gritstone with a fascinating history and legends.

9 In the Goyt Valley, not far from Macclesfield and Buxton used to be the home of the Grimshaws at Errwood Hall. The ruins are a great starting point to a hike over Shining Tor.

10 The very popular Three Shires Head on Axe Edge Moor where Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire meet. Another great hiking area with plenty of variety.

Thank you for looking and I hope that you had a go. We will do another shortly if the interest is there. All these photographs are taken from our hiking blog at


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