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- Aillwee Cave is a cave system of over a kilometre of passages leading into the heart of the Burren mountainside. The cave was discovered in 1944 by a local farmer but was not explored and mapped until late 1970’s when he told people about it. Features of the cave include an underground river and a waterfall as well as some large stalactites and stalagmites and the layout consists of a stream passage, ending in a sump. The bones of bears found in Aillwee Cave and the shallow pits discovered in the passage suggest bears may have used the cave for hibernation. Today, tours of the cave consist of a 30-minute guided walk.
- Wookey Hole cave system has 25 chambers and was formed through erosion of the limestone hills by the River Axe. Before emerging at Wookey Hole the water enters underground streams and passes through other caves such as Swildon’s Hole and St Cuthbert’s Swallet. After resurging, the waters of the River Axe are used in a handmade paper mill, which began operations circa 1610, although a corn grinding mill operated there as early as 1086. The caves, at a constant temperature of 11 °C (52 °F), have been used by humans for around 50,000 years. The low temperature means that the caves can be used for maturing Cheddar cheese.
- Bryngarw Country Park is in Bridgend in Wales and is a huge park hosting events and nature walks for the family as well as family fun days and exhibitions. Here you’ll find formal gardens, woodlands, beautiful glades and many exotic trees all in a river setting by the River Garw. There’s a great play area for the kids and a number of picnic and BBQ sites to enjoy with full facilities. This park has won the Green Flag Award. Facilities:Parking Toilets BBQ Picnic Playground Visitor Centre Cafe
- The RHS Rosemoor garden has something for everyone. In 26 hectares (65 acres) you have fruit and vegetables to woodland, formal gardens to wildflower meadows and water features to foliage. Often events are held and why not visit the Rosemoor Restaurant, RHS Shop and Plant Centre.
- Cosmeston Lakes Country Park is a country park open to the public located between Penarth and Sully in the Vale of Glamorgan. Enjoy nearly 250 acres of Lakeland, woodland and lovely country walks. Right at the centre of the Park is a large lake which is used for many water sports and is a good place to watch the bird-life. You can also visit Cosmeston Medieval Village, one of the best of its kind in the country. The park is open all year and has free entry. There is a visitor centre attached to the Park which is open during the summer months only.
- Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park cover more than 128 acres the park is made up of rolling meadows, copses, woodland and gardens and is home to a wide range of plants and animals. The park in south Belfast is one of our most popular parks. It is home to the City of Belfast International Rose Garden, which attracts thousands of visitors to our Rose Week celebrations, which take place in July each year.
- At Moors Valley Country Park there is something for all ages. The park is mostly covered by woodland and is ideal if you want to enjoy a peaceful walk or cycle ride through the Forest, experience a ride on the narrow-gauge steam train, play trails for youngsters or for the older adventurous go on a high wire adventure swinging through the tree tops. Go Ape Ringwood, giant obstacle courses up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire, and top it all off with the country’s best zip lines
- Inishkeel is a small island around 250 m from the coast of County Donegal in Gweebarra Bay. At low tide a sandy tidal bank connects the island with the mainland. During the 6th century A.D. a small community of monks settled on the island and today remains of the church and the connected buildings as well as some carved stones can be seen on the island.
- 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))