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- Bideford Bay and Hartland, coastal area away from the crowds, an excellent location for families and sporting groups. The Bideford Bay shoreline has excellent rock-pooling. With 30 miles of footpaths (14 miles of the South West Coast Path), you have many places to discover around the Hartland Peninsula and Bideford Bay. For off-road cycling (mountain biking) and horse riding there is a fairly challenging bridleway route from East Titchberry to Exmansworthy, Hartland. The bridleway from East Titchberry to Exmansworthy offers views to Lundy and across Bideford Bay to Morte Point. Kite surfers have Westward Ho! beach with seasonal life guards.
- Cnoc an Fhreiceadain (also known as Watch Hill) is a coastal mountain peak, at 307 metres (1,007 ft) high has spectacular views along the north coast of Scotland towards Orkney in the east to Durness and Arkle in the West. Cnoc an Fhreiceadain is an Old Red Sandstone conglomerate, and dates from the Paleozoic era, around 400 million years ago.
- 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.
- Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre has amazing fossil collections and provides information on fossils, fossil hunting and the local coastal and marine wildlife. Throughout the year we run guided fossil hunting walks and rock pooling walks along the local Charmouth and Lyme Regis coastline. The Centre also has an extensive education programme. Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre opening times: Summer (Easter – November) The Centre is open daily 10:30 am – 4:30 pm. Winter (November – Easter) The Centre is open from Friday to Monday, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm. Admission to the Centre is FREE however as a small charity donations help keep the Centre open. There are charges for Charmouth fossil hunting walks and rockpool rambles.
- Langstone is a small village on a road which leads from Havant to Hayling Island. The village High Street is designated as a Conservation Area, while the coastal path leading eastwards from the village is both part of Hampshire County Council’s Solent Way and Wayfarers Walk. Langstone Harbour includes a RSPB reserve that occupies one third of the Harbour – a muddy estuary that attracts large numbers of birds all year round. Terns, gulls and wading birds descend to breed on the islands in spring and summer, while thousands of waders and brent geese migrate from the Arctic to feed and roost in safety here. Langstone Harbour tidal estuary and consists mostly of intertidal mud but includes five small islands composed of salt marsh and shingle ridges.
- Saumarez Park is the largest public park on the island of Guernsey. It contains various facilities, including a cafe, a large children’s playground, large open grass lawns and a duck pond. A nature trail links the park with nearby Cobo Bay on the north shore of the island. Situated within the park, near the Victorian walled garden, is the National Trust of Guernsey’s Folk & Costume Museum. It is housed in a cluster of meticulously restored traditional farm buildings and showcases Guernsey’s heritage with exhibitions covering domestic life, farming, fishing and sea-faring. In addition, special exhibitions from the more than 8000 pieces of its nationally acclaimed costume collection are on display throughout every season
- 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.
- 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.