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- The West Exmoor Coast, North East Devon, from Combe Martin to Woody Bay, west of Lynton has six miles of towering cliffs, secluded coves, wooded river valleys and heather moorland in Exmoor National Park. Excellent walking on the South West Coast Path and Tarka Trail with some of the highest sea cliffs in southern England, a haven for coastal and woodland birds.
- Kit Hill is a rugged granite hilltop between Callington and the River Tamar. The hill rises to a height of 334m and has some of the best views in the southeast Cornwall, with sights including the Tamar Valley, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. On the summit, you have the “Summit Stack” built in 1858 for the mining complex and served a steam engine that pumped water and lifted ore from the deep mine workings. The Kit Hill Country Park consists of some 400 acres (152 hectares), where Kit Hill is the highest point in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
- Bac Mòr is a Scottish island, one of the Treshnish Isles that is sometimes referred to as The Dutchman’s Cap due to its shape. The Treshnish Isles are uninhabited and are owned by The Hebridean Trust charity. They are designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Protection Area due to their importance for breeding seabirds. There are also a number of wildflowers there.
- Wasdale has England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike (978m), and deepest lake, Wastwater. Surrounding mountains – including Great Gable and the famous historic wall patterns at the valley head. An excellent area for exploring, hiking and mountain biking. Some useful guides to the area: The Southern Fells (Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells) Wainwright Maps of the Lakeland Fells: Southern Fells Map 4 (Wainwright maps (of the Lakeland Fells))
- The Aberlady Bay Nature Reserve is also part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest, due to its botanical, ornithological and geomorphologic significance. The Reserve covers an area of 582 hectares (1,439 acres), of which two-thirds falls below the high-tide mark and consists of tidal sand, mud flats and pioneer salt marsh. The aim of the Reserve is to conserve the habitats, flora and fauna found within the area and the resultant landscape character. The only facilities in the reserve are some rather basic toilets by the car park. Please note that dogs are not permitted on the Reserve April-July inclusive, and that they must be kept on a lead at all times during the rest of the year.
- Herm is an island that forms part of the Channel Islands. Herm is the smallest island that allows day trippers. It’s only one and a half miles long and about half a mile wide so it’s easy to walk across. What makes it special is the scenery. Known as the prettiest island Herm has stunning golden beaches to laze on and there are no cars allowed so you’ll really unwind. There is a hotel there – The White House Hotel – with no clocks, no telephones and no televisions!
- Port Hellick Beach sits in a sheltered tidal inlet on St Mary’s south coast and the beach at low tide offers a wide expanse of sand and rocks. This is not really a location for sitting on the beach but offers a great natural landscape. A shingle bar provides a freshwater pool (Higher Moors and Porth Hellick Pool) behind the beach that is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for the ″wide diversity of habitats with several rare and notable plant species″and making this an important stop-off for migrating and wintering birds. Sir Cloudesley Shovell, Admiral of the Fleet was temporarily buried on the beach after he was washed up here when his ship struck the rocks on 22nd October 1707, with the loss of her entire crew of about 800 men. Sir Cloudesley Shovell’s body, along with the bodies of his two stepsons and that of Captain Edmund Loades, were washed up on Porth Hellick Cove the following day. The body was subsequently exhumed by order of Queen Anne and finally laid to rest in Westminster Abbey on 22nd December 1707. A small memorial marker marks the site where he was washed ashore. The beach has no facilities.
- Glenarm Castle is one of Ireland’s oldest estates. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery and walks in our historic Walled Garden and Castle Trail, excellent locally sourced food in our Tea Room and a visit to our shop. The castle itself is the home of Viscount and Viscountess Dunluce and their family, the inside of the Castle is only occasionally open to the public for guided tours. The walled garden has seasonal opening times.