A Cornish beauty spot has been ranked as one of the most beautiful routes in the UK, according to new research.

New research, conducted by Premier Inn, reveals where in the UK has the most picturesque rural walks, by analysing the walks with the most Instagram photos per kilometre.

Data produced from the study has revealed that the Kynance Cove route in Cornwall ranks in the top 10 most beautiful (rural) walks in the UK.

The Pen Y Fan Walk in the Brecon Beacons ranks as the most beautiful rural walk with 22,437 hashtags per kilometre, followed by Mam Tor and the Great Ridge in the Peak District which has 8,669 hashtags along its 10.4km route.

Ramblers love using photo sharing platform Instagram to snap fantastic images of their walks, capturing and sharing the scenery, weather and landmarks seen on their journey.

With Brits enjoying walks more than ever, the UK’s biggest hotel brand wanted to find out which scenic routes up and down the country were getting shared the most online.

Falmouth Packet: The Kynance Cove rural walk in Cornwall was recognised on the list. The Kynance Cove rural walk in Cornwall was recognised on the list.

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By looking at the number of hashtags relating to popular UK walks, Premier Inn found the routes that have been shared on the photography platform the most, and cross-referenced this data with the length of that particular route, to reveal which walks have been inspiring the most photos across the UK.

A spokesperson for Premier Inn said: "With many of us remaining unsure on whether we can travel abroad or not, taking a long walk in your staycation destination – or even your home town - can feel like a nice escape from the mundanity of the everyday life, and a great way to explore the area.

"That’s why we were curious to find out which routes were being shared the most online.

"Our research shows that popular walks are not just reserved for those lucky enough to live near to long stretches of countryside.

"There are many urban walking routes that can be enjoyed by beginners and experienced ramblers alike, with some routes measuring up to 294km in length.

"It's great to see such a mix of different routes up and down the country, proving that you can go on a beautiful walk and get your steps in, wherever you might be visiting this autumn."

For the full rankings of the most Instagrammable walks for both urban and rural routes, and for the nearest Premier Inn hotels for each, visit: www.premierinn.com/instagram-walking-routes