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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 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
- Inishowen Head is on the north-east of the Inishowen Peninsula, surrounded by water, its northern shore is on the Atlantic Ocean with Lough Swilly forming its western boundary and Lough Foyle to the east. This is a remote location with some great views and ideal walking.
- The Old Man of Hoy is a sea stack situated on the island of Hoy in Orkney, near to the Dwarfie Stane. Standing at 137m high, this red sandstone stack is perched on a plinth of basalt rock. It makes for a distinctive landmark when viewed from the Thurso to Stromness ferry. At around 400 years old, the Old Man of Hoy is a popular challenge for climbers. First climbed in 1966, there are various ways up the stack, and of varying difficulty, and today there are on average 20-50 successful climbs a year.
- Canna is the westernmost of the Small Isles archipelago, in the Inner Hebrides. It is linked to the neighbouring island of Sanday by a road and sandbanks at low tide. The island is 6.9 km (4.3 miles) long and 1.6 km (1 mile) wide. The island is managed by the National Trust for Scotland.
- The Copeland Islands is a group of three islands consisting of Lighthouse, Mew and Copeland Island. The Copeland Islands Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) is located in the north Irish Sea, north of Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland and comprises a group of three islands, The Great Copeland, Lighthouse Island and Mew Island. The islands are important sites for breeding seabirds and waders, in addition to their coastal plant communities and geological features. Great Copeland supports the most diverse range of habitats of the three islands. Communities influenced by the sea are found around the shore with maritime cliff vegetation and pockets of salt marsh also present. The centre of the island is occupied by semi-improved wet grassland with frequent areas of marsh. There is public passenger boat service to the islands during the summer months from Donaghadee harbour, allowing a visit of a few hours.
- The Arundel Wetland Centre has 26 hectares of lakes, reed beds and woodland areas holding hundreds of exotic birds from around the world. Set within the South Downs and surrounded by ancient woodlands adjacent to the River Arun. Facilities include restaurant, wheelchair friendly paths, picnic area, boat safaris and special events.
- The Durlstone Head Globe is on the cliffs of Durlston Head and is often refered to as the “Large Globe” or the “Great Globe”. Erected 1891 the globe is constructed of Portland stone, weighs about 40 tonnes, is 3 metres (10 ft) in diameter and surrounded by a circle of cast iron railings. At the base is a tablet recording distances between stars and planets. To the rear are a series of panels with quotations from the Bible, Shakespeare, the Aeneid and Tennyson and further tables of distances.
- Colwyn Bay to Llandudno Walk via Little Orme 5.5 miles / 9 km A popular sea-front walk with great wildlife viewing opportunities as you pass over the Little Orme. Then on towards Llandudno and discover the seaside town which is unique in keeping it’s original Victorian charm.