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- Shanklin Chine is a wooded coastal ravine reaching the sea at the end of the esplanade. Chine is a word for a stream cutting back into a soft cliff. Shanklin chine contains waterfalls, trees and rare plants, with footpaths and walkways allowing paid access for visitors. A heritage centre explains the Chines long history.
- 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))
- Tregothnan has been home to the Boscawen family since 1334. and has the largest historic botanical garden in Cornwall. In particular, Tregothnan began supplying Britain’s first homegrown tea in 2005. Tregothnan is a private garden and tours by appointment only 24 hours notice required. Shop open to the public Monday to Friday.
- Donaghadee is probably best known for its lighthouse and harbour, which has been a haven for ships since at least the 17th century. The harbour consists of two independent piers running north-westwards out to sea; parallel nearer the shore, they converge at the outer ends to form a harbour mouth 46 m (150 feet) wide. At low tide the water in the harbour is fifteen feet deep.
- Dalby Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. A network of forest roads including the 9 mile Dalby Forest Drive provide access to this outstanding landscape. Formed in the Ice Age and shaped by the people from the Bronze Age to the present day, Dalby is very much a forest worth visiting. Activities include:Walking Mountain Biking Horse Riding Orienteering Go-Ape (rope attraction)Dogs are allowed outside of children play areas.
- Samson is the largest uninhabited island in the Isles of Scilly that has some former stone cottages used when it was inhabited until 1855. Samson has two hills simply known as the North Hill and the South Hill and some good sandy beaches. The island, along with the nearby islands of Green Island, Puffin Island, Stony Island, and White Island was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for their biological characteristics and is a protected wildlife site. Boat trips to Samson are regularly available May through September although there are no amenities or services available, but guided walks are led by local experts.
- Ben Bulben, often called Benbulben and Benbulbin, is a large rock formation that is part of the Dartry Mountains, in an area sometimes called “Yeats Country”. It is very popular with walkers with one of the favourite trails running alongside Ben Bulben being the Gortarowey 4km looped walk. It runs both through the forest and out in the open overlooking the magnificent views of Ben Bulben and the bay of Donegal.
- The Brough of Birsay is a small 21-hectare uninhabited tidal island off the north-west coast of The Mainland of Orkney. The Island has Celtic and Norse remains and is well known for the breeding colony of Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) and Guillemot (Uria aalge) The island is accessible on foot at low tide via a 240 metre long causeway over the Sound of Birsay.