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- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Undisturbed by cars, the island of Lundy has a small village with an inn, Victorian church and the 13th-century Marisco Castle. The Island has a variety of migratory seabirds, heathland and grassland habitats and the Lundy ponies. Designated the first Marine Conservation Area, Lundy offers opportunities for diving and seal watching.
- Bedlington Country Park covers approximately 57 hectares of woodland and grassland on the north banks of River Blyth with many bridle paths and nature trails. The park is a steep sloping, natural wooded valley which runs from the old Bedlington Iron Works site at Furnace Bridge in the east, through Attlee Park at the bottom of Bedlington Bank, beside Bedlington Bridge and the A193 road, west towards Humford Mill and Hartford Hall to the west. In 1984 the Country Park was created to protect the unique nature of the area and in 2006 Local Nature Reserve status was gained. The Country Park can be reached by bus, which stops at Hartford Hall, Bedlington Front Street and beside the Bank Top Public House (Bedlington Station). There are three car parks within the site, at Furnace Bridge, at the bottom of Bedlington Bank, Attlee Park and at Humford Mill. Pedestrian access is also available from Spring Park Road, Church Lane (leads to Humford Mill) and Hartford Hall.
- The Connemara National Park features 2,000 hectares of mountains, bogs, heaths, grasslands and forests. Activities include Diamond Hill Trails, Nature Trails, Picnic Areas, Children’s Playground and Tea Room. Dogs that are under control are welcome in the National Park, but owners must at all times be conscious of their responsibility to other visitors and wildlife. Opening:Visitor Centre – Open daily, 9am to 5.30pm from March to November, admission free Park Grounds – Open daily 9.00am-5.30pm all year round, admission free Tea Room – Open daily March – November 9.30am – 5.30pm; Weekends Only December – February Camping allowed although some strict rules do apply
- Two ancient woodlands now nature reserves around Morpeth. Take a walk along the riverside path at Scotch Gill. It is a great place to visit to spot otters, kingfishers, trout and to hear woodland birds such as spotted flycatcher, long tailed tit and jay. The Ancient Woodland of Borough Woods Local Nature Reserve was once owned by the Abbey itself and is on the south bank of the River Wansbeck. There are footpaths throughout the woodland, including a circular route from the car park at High House Road.
- The North York Moors is a National Park in North Yorkshire, covering an area of 554 square miles. The Park protects one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK. Set up as a National Park in 1952, this is a stunning landscape of spectacular coastline, beautiful moorland and ancient woodland. Many historic sites can also be found within the Park. To find out more about what the North York Moors has to offer, go to www.northyorkmoors.org.uk
- Castle Drogo is set above the Teign Gorge at a height of nearly 300 metres with spectacuklar views over the Dartmoor National Park. As well as the castle you have formal gardens and paths through the valley and gorge. The castle facilities include cafe, gift shop and plant centre.
- The Wales Coast Path includes the Isle of Anglesey and the Isle itself creates a circular walk of 125 miles / 200km with an average number of days to complete of 12. The path is aimed at walkers however cyclists and horse riders can also enjoy certain sections. St Cybi’s Church, Holyhead is the official start point of the path, and the route can be followed with both the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path markers and the Wales Coast Path markers. You don’t have to complete the whole route but you can just pick some nice smaller walks. We have listed some as examples that you could try: Aberffraw village, estuary, beach and dunes Circular 2.5 miles / 3.75 km A short walk which takes in the village of Aberffraw, the pretty Ffraw estuary and the beach before returning via the dunes. Holyhead to South Stack 2.75 miles / 4.25 km A moderately challenging walk starting in the Breakwater Country Park in Holyhead. The route heads over the mountain and Coast Path to the iconic South Stack. It is possible to return via well-defined paths around the other side of the mountain and back to the park. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch to Menai Bridge 3 miles / 5 km Use this lovely walk with great views across to the mainland as an opportunity to learn how to say the name of this world-famous village! The walk passes under both bridges to the island – Stephenson’s 1850 Brittania Bridge and Telford’s 1826 Menai Suspension Bridge. Beaumaris to Penmon Point 4.5 miles / 7.25 km Enjoy a wander around Beaumaris with its rich Georgian architecture and castle before heading along the coast where you’ll enjoy superb views of the Carneddau Mountains across the Menai Strait. At Penmon Point you’ll see Puffin Island, a protected habitat because of its large cormorant population (but no puffins!) Moelfre to Dulas 4.5 miles / 7.25 km This walk, with fantastic coastal views throughout, runs from the picture-postcard village of Moelfre to the popular beach of Traeth Lligwy and the little visited beach of Traeth yr Ora, before heading inland along the Dulas estuary to the Pilot Boat pub. The Path passes by the memorial to those lost in the 1859 Royal Charter and 1959 Hindlea shipwreck disasters. Amlwch Port to Cemaes 8.25 miles / 13.25 km From the historic and picturesque Amlwch Port the path leads to low rocky cliffs and the spectacular bays of Porth Llechog (Bull Bay) and Porthwen before passing the remote Llanbadrig church and entering the coastal village of Cemaes.