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- Stepper Point sits at the Western tip of Camel estuary by Padstow in Cornwall, and rises to 74m (242ft) at its highest point. You get some pretty spectacular scenery here on the South West Coast path. Some high cliffs with hidden bays and covers below. Most being too risky to climb down to. If you were to start off in Padstow this makes a nice walk with great views. The headland at Stepper Point is topped by a stone tower, built as a day mark to serve as a navigation beacon for seafarers.
- 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.
- Northumberland Wildlife Trust nature reserves. This seven mile bay stretches from Amble to Cresswell. Opencast mining in much of this previously flat and and almost featureless landscape has allowed the creation of many wetland areas and lakes which are a magnet for wild life. This area has a number of reserves: Hauxley Nature Reserve, Druridge Pools, Cresswell Pond and the 100 acre reedbed and deep water pools, purpose designed at East Chevington.
- Cairn na Burgh Mòr is the larger of the two “Carnburgs” at the northeastern end of the Treshnish Isles, with the other being Cairn na Burgh Beag. Cairnburgh Castle, which guards the entrance to Loch Tuath on the west coast of Mull is primarily located on this island. However, an unusual feature of the castle its that its defences straddle both islands, Cairn na Burgh Beag having a small guard-house and a well. These grassy islands are both remnants of ancient lava flows and have a distinctive profile: flat-topped and trimmed with cliffs.
- Hartland Point is a 325 ft (99 m) high rocky outcrop of land on the northwestern tip of the Devon coast. The Hartland Peninsula is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the point marks the western limit (on the English side) of the Bristol Channel with the Atlantic Ocean continuing to the west.
- Skellig Michael, also called Great Skellig, is the larger of the two Skellig Islands, located 11.6 kilometres (7.2 mi) west of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. A Gaelic Christian monastery was founded on the island at some point between the 6th and 8th century and remained continuously occupied until it was abandoned in the late 12th century. The remains of the monastery, and most of the island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Boat operators run trips to Skellig Michael during the summer season (May to October), weather permitting. There are dive sites immediately around the rock.
- 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.
- Inishbofin Island lies seven miles off Galway’s coast and is approximately 5.7km by 4km. If you want to see the spectacular Atlantic scenery then one of the official looped walks of varying difficulties would be the best way. The island has some safe sandy beaches with clear water for swimming, snorkelling and diving. Inishbofin is a special area of conservation and a special area of protection and a breeding area for many species of birds.