Best picnic spots near me: The most Instagrammed picnic areas in UK

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The best picnic locations to get an Instagram snap (Picture: Getty)

With restrictions eased in the UK, picnics with your pals are able to go ahead again.

Just in time for spring, lockdown restrictions were lifted earlier this week, allowing up to six people – from two different households – to meet up outside.

Meal kit subscription service HelloFresh recently conducted a survey that found searches for ‘best picnic spots near me’ has risen by 80% over the past week.

According to Instagram location tags, the most popular picnic spot in the UK on the social media site is Brighton Beach, with a whopping 840,000 picnic posts.

In addition to the seaside spot, other popular destinations include three prime London locations and plenty of picturesque places up north.

Here are the most Instagrammed picnic locations in the UK, in order of popularity.

Brighton Beach

Head to Brighton Beach for a picturesque picnic (Picture: Getty Images/Westend61)

Brighton Beach holds the top spot with over 840,000 posts.

2. Little Venice, London

Little Venice is a tranquil setting.
(Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Bask in glorious views of calm waters and colourful narrowboats – Little Venice is a popular picnic spot with 319,000 posts.

3. Seven Sisters, East Sussex

Gorgeous clifftop views provide the perfect backdrop (Picture: iStockphoto/Gill Copeland)

With more than 296,000 posts, the gorgeous clifftop views are the perfect picnic backdrop.

4. Hampstead Heath, London

Grab a deckchair
(Picture: Getty Images)

Zone 2 hotspot Hampstead Heath boasts over 296,000 picnic posts.

5. Tynemouth Beach, Newcastle

Head up north to this sandy beach (Picture: Getty Images)

One of the most popular stretches of sand for a picnic in the north east, Tynemouth Beach has racked up over 287,000 Instagram shots.

6. Primrose Hill, London

Enjoy stunning London views
(Picture: Getty Images)

According to the 260,000 Instagram posts, Primrose Hill is perfect for a swoon-worthy snack.

7. Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

Settle down for a Bakewell Tart at Chatsworth House
(Picture: Shutterstock)

Take your pick from over 105 acres. Chatsworth House comes in at seventh with 107,000 posts.

8. Lyndhurst, New Forest

You’ll spot some wildlife if you’re lucky (Picture: Getty)

Lyndhurst is often referred to as the capital of the New Forest and has over 91,000 snaps.

9. Tatton Park, Knutsford

Tatton Park features acres of lavish gardens
(Picture: Shutterstock/Debu55y)

Complete with a 2000 acre deer park, Tatton Park is an extremely popular picnic destination, with 85,800 snaps on the ‘gram.

10. The Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

A dreamy place for a light bite
(Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The Isle of Skye’s Fairy Pools are sure to add a mystical touch to your picnic. With over 76,000 posts, Instagram users agree.

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