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Revealed: The UK’s Best Picnic Locations

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To mark National Picnic Week (17th–25th June), recipe-box delivery company HelloFresh have revealed the UK’s top 20 best picnic locations. 

The research analysed nearly 50 picnic spots across the UK, scoring each area on the average maximum temperature during the summer months, the total number of views on TikTok and the average monthly Google searches. 

most popular pincic spots

Taking the top spot was Seven Sisters in East Sussex. These iconic white cliffs sit within the South Downs National Park. With an average temperature of 20°c during the summer months and over a staggering 21 million views on TikTok. 

In close second was Chatsworth House in the Peak District where visitors can take in the movie magic of the stately homes grounds and enjoy a bite to eat. Hampstead Heath in London came in third with nearly 18 million views on TikTok and an average temperature of 22°c.

The UK’s best picnic locations

Picnic spot

Location

Total score

Seven Sisters

East Sussex

100

Chatsworth House

Peak District

94.9

Hampstead Heath

London

90.9

Corfe Castle

Dorset

66.7

Greenwich Park Flower Garden

London

63.2

St James Park

London

62.4

Cannock Chase

Staffordshire

59.1

Fairy Pools

Isle of Skye

56.0

Tatton Park

Cheshire

54.4

Derwent Dam

Peak District

50.5

The Helix – Home of the Kelpies

Falkirk

50.2

Rievaulx Abbey

Helmsley

47.0

St Fagan’s National Museum of History

Cardiff

45.9

Wollaton Park

Nottingham

43.9

Lyndhurst

New Forest

43.8

Holkham Beach

Norfolk

43.3

Roundhay Park

Leeds

42.4

Padley Gorge

Peak District

42.3

Studland Beach

Dorset

42.1

Moors Valley Country Park

Hampshire

42.1

Interest in picnics has increased as we head into summer with searches for ‘picnic areas near me’ up 150% and ‘picnic food ideas’ up by 90% between 30th May and 6th June 2023.

Senior Recipe Development Manager, Mimi Morley, from HelloFresh said: “Picnics are a great British classic, with lots of opportunity to get together with friends and family to enjoy tasty party food in stunning locations – what’s not to love.

“Create your favourite summer meals this National Picnic Week, whether that be delicious salads, your go-to picky bits, mouth-watering fruits and naughty treats. My favourite is a big salad bowl with crumbled feta, rocket, and watermelon!”

Create one of HelloFresh’s picnic recipes this National Picnic Week including their Panzanella SaladBacon, Cheese and Pesto Wheels, or their Smoked Salmon Sandwich.

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