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- The New Forest is an area of southern England which includes the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest in the heavily-populated south east of England. It covers south-west Hampshire and extends into south-east Wiltshire. Don’t just think of a forest as the New Forest coast extends for 26 miles in length, as the crow flies, making it up to 76% of Hampshire’s total coastline (33 miles). The designated area of the National Park covers 571 km2 (140,000 acres) and includes many existing SSSIs. As well as most of the New Forest district of Hampshire, it takes in the South Hampshire Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a small corner of Test Valley district around the village of Canada and part of Wiltshire south-east of Redlynch.
- Caisteal Abhail is a mountain on the isle of Arran in Ayrshire, Scotland. The mountain forms the main part of a view known as ‘The Sleeping Warrior’ due to its resemblance to the profile of a recumbent figure. A deep gash on the eastern ridge is known as Ceum na Caillich (also known as the ‘Witch’s Step’. The mountain is most frequently accessed from North Glenn Sannox, where there is a car park on the A841 road about 3 km west of Sannox. This starting point gives you a choice of the northern, northwestern or eastern ridges.
- 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.
- Gylen Castle is a ruined castle, or tower house, on a rocky ridge at the south end of the island of Kerrera. The castle was built in 1582 by the Clan MacDougall. The castle was only occupied for a relatively short time as it was besieged then burned by the Covenanters under General Leslie in 1647 during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.
- Kelburn Castle dates from the 13th century and the Kelburn Estate covers an area of over 3,500 acres, starting at the edge of the sea and rising to a height of 1,300ft. Some 2000 acres is rough moorland, and 1500 acres of the better land is contained within a 7ft wall that encircles the heart of the estate. The estate offers great walking, mountain biking and horse riding.
- Mendip Hills – gorges, distinctive peaks and ancient woodland rising above the Somerset Levels. Views towards the Quantocks and Bristol Channel with many natural landmarks, rock formations and caves created by the limestone geology. Good for wildlife-watching, especially butterflies and wildflowers with large open spaces for walking, cycling and horse riding.
- The Seigneur of Sark is the head of Sark in the Channel Islands. “Seigneur” is the French word for “lord”. La Seigneurie is the home of the Seigneur. The formal gardens are some of the best you will see on the Channel Islands. The gardens include:Ponds Woodland to explore Colourful displays in the Chapel Fruit and vegetable gardens Sensory garden Maze Rose bedsLa Seigneurie Gardens are open every day from 24th March to the end of October between 10am and 5pm. Cafe and restaurant open daily.
- The Georgian Garden is situated just behind The Circus in central Bath. It is a recreated garden from the period 1760-1770 and follows the position of flower-beds and paths which were excavated by the Bath Archaelogical Trust in the 1980s. The Garden is open all year round and admission is free. Find the entrance in Gravel Walk between Royal Crescent and Queen Square.