Top 10 spring walks in the UK

The countryside is about to burst into life with fresh greens, yellows and blues replacing the muted tones of winter. Nature writers reveal their favourite walks – and pubs – for spring

Start/end | Pateley Bridge Google map
Length | 5 miles/2½ hours
Grade | Moderate
At the cusp between spring and summer, cuckoos come to steep, narrow Nidderdale. Sounds echo from wood to river. A cuckoo hunt is harder than it should be. Over the years I’ve persevered. This walk gives you a chance of spotting one.

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