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- Brean Down headland just to the south of Weston-super-Mare is a spectacular 97m high outcrop extending 2km into the Bristol Channel and one of the most dramatic landmarks on Somerset’s coastline with cliffs and Victorian fort built in 1865. You have some spectacular views inland to the Somerset Levels or out to sea and south Wales. Rich wildlife habitat can be explored by a network of paths.
- Sheep’s Head, also known as Muntervary, is the headland at the end of the Sheep’s Head peninsula situated between Bantry Bay and Dunmanus Bay in County Cork. The peninsula is popular with walkers, and the Sheep’s Head Way is an 88 km long-distance trail which follows old tracks and roads around the peninsula from Bantry to the headland and back. The trail is divided into eight stages, each representing a half-day’s walking, and is very accessible, well signposted and combines low and rugged hills with coastline and cliffs.
- Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall is a preserved former industrial site situated in Aberdulais near Neath in South Wales. Detailing the site’s 400-year-old history, Aberdulais was latterly a water-powered tin mine and is now owned and maintained by the National Trust. Visitors can explore the many industrial artefacts including the waterwheel which was the largest electricity-generating one in Europe. The Aberdulais Falls is a spectacular waterfall which can release 160 million litres of water at full power and is the driving force behind the success of Aberdulais’s industrial might over the last centuries. Open throughout the year for a small admission fee, there is parking, a gift shop and tea room on site, see for more information www.nationaltrust.org.uk
- Golitha Falls on The River Fowey are a set of waterfalls located to the south of Bodmin Moor. There is a 1-3-mile (4.8 km) riverside walk, from the visitor car park. The River Fowey descends through a wooded granite gorge, most of which is now a National Nature Reserve.
- Colwyn Bay to Llandudno Walk via Little Orme 5.5 miles / 9 km A popular sea-front walk with great wildlife viewing opportunities as you pass over the Little Orme. Then on towards Llandudno and discover the seaside town which is unique in keeping it’s original Victorian charm.
- Arthur’s Seat is the main peak of the group of hills which form most of Holyrood Park, described by Robert Louis Stevenson as “a hill for magnitude, a mountain in virtue of its bold design”. It is situated just to the east of the city centre, about 1 mile (1.6 km) to the east of Edinburgh Castle. The hill rises above the city to a height of 250.5 m (822 ft) and provides excellent panoramic views of the city and beyond, is relatively easy to climb.
- The Bass Rock is an island in the outer part of the Firth of Forth approximately 2 km offshore, and 5 km north-east of North Berwick. The rock is a near vertical sided volcanic rock, 107 m (351 ft) at its highest point an is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in part due to the world’s largest colony of Northern gannets. You also have a few buildings, a castle that was used as a prison, the Bass Rock Lighthouse was constructed on the rock in 1902, and the remains of an ancient chapel survive.
- The Yorkshire Dales is an area of upland within Northern England. Much of the Dales was designated a National Park in 1954, and lies mostly within North Yorkshire, although part of it lies within Cumbria. The Park covers an area of around 680 square miles and attracts over 8 million visitors a year. This is predominately down to the Dales’ stunning landscape, a collection of river valleys, hills and woodland. A place well-known for its range of walking activities, the Dales are crisscrossed by several long distance walking routes such as the Pennine Way and the Coast to Coast Path.