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Our Landscape and Nature category brings all Coast Radar’s listings related to looking for something to do or a place to visit together where they offer some form of the countryside or coast path based activity.
Finding the best things to see and do on a day out with your family or friends is easy – simply explore the countryside or coast path activity links below, hit the jump to my location button or use the search bar to plan your next UK and Ireland activity.
- 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.
- Carsaig Arches are natural arch cliff formations the result of the erosion of oolitic rock beds on the Ross of Mull in the south of the island of Mull. Whilst you are walking look out for goats, eagles and, in spring, nesting kittiwakes and fulmars. This is a good but hard walk from Carsaig Bay and involves about 6 km (each way) of walking. Most of the way you will follow a nice path below the cliffs that then takes you over some steep and rocky slopes. The route from the first arch to the second arch is along a goat track with vertical drops and so most people just settle with the first.
- St Agnes Head is on Cornwall’s north Atlantic Ocean coast and part of the St Agnes Heritage Coast that stretches from Godrevy Head in the south to St Agnes Head. At their height about 100 mines employed 1000 miners across this dramatic coastal landscape. Mining came to an end in the 1920s and many of these mines are still on view for tourists today. For more information visit the St Agnes Head National Trust website
- The Dumbarnie Links Nature Reserve is a rich dune based grassland that offers a wide selection of rare plants, insects and seabirds. No facilities at the reserve. To access Dumbarnie Links you need to park in Lower Largo and then follow the Fife Coastal Path east along the edge of Largo Bay for about a mile until you reach the reserve. Alternatively, you can park at Shell Bay and the coast path is a 1 1/2 mile walk.
- Creating a stunning photograph isn’t about having an expensive camera or all the right gear. It’s about taking inspiration from what you see and genuinely capturing the moment. Through Northumberland Photo Training I teach the art of natural photography. I’ll share my enthusiasm for the natural world and show you how to focus on the ‘life’ in a landscape. You’ll learn about atmosphere and light, how to see the potential in a location and take beautiful photographs which document the narrative in front of you. I offer bespoke photo workshops to suit all skill levels and interests – from the basics of digital photography through to advanced techniques and digital post-production, which is taught in a purpose-built computer suite using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Tuition is provided for small groups or on a one-to-one basis and across a wide range of topics. The courses start from £65 for a 1:1, 3 hour PhotoTrail.