Outdoor gear specialist Blacks has listed Wiltshire's Savernake Forest among the nation's best hikes.
Located to the south of Marlborough, the ancient forest covers around 3,000 acres and is listed as an area of scientific importance.
This is due to its being thought to have one of the highest concentrations of ancient trees in Europe, including the Big Belly Oak which is thought to be more than 1,000 years old.
Outlining a 5.9-mile route, a spokesperson for Blacks said: "If it’s flatter terrain you’re after then this location is for you, with Wiltshire being one of the less hilly parts of the country.
"Don’t think there aren’t challenges to be found here though, there are many routes to walk or run around the forest, with numerous surfaced and unsurfaced paths for you to choose from, all with named trees and points of interest to pass.
"If you choose to take in Savernake during autumn, we strongly suggest including The Grand Avenue on your route - a long corridor of orange and red beech trees that were incorporated into the forest by the famous landscaper Capability Brown.
"So, whether you are looking for somewhere for a long dog walk, or looking for some new trails to run, we think Savernake is an autumn must-hike."
Other hikes named by the company include the Cader Idris Pony Path in Snowdonia, Carbisdale Circuit -in the Scottish Highlands, Loch Affric Circuit near Inverness and Mam Tor in The Peak District.
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