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- 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 port at Amlwch was developed due to the high importance of the copper mine at Parys Mountain. The harbour built in 18th century in a small north facing cove is protected by breakwaters. Small museum and heritage trail explaining the few remains that hint of its past. Ship trade started to slow down when the new railway started to make transporting copper cheaper than by boat. Parys Mountain provided Anglesey with copper back in the bronze age and later the Romans exploited it. It was during the industrial revolution (late 1760’s) that Parys Mountain became the largest copper mine in Europe (probably the world) and Amlwch Port was extended and became very important to the trade.
- Ben Cruachan is 1126m high mountain and the highest point in Argyll and Bute and the nearby hydroelectric power dam is named after it. It is the high point of a circle of mountains called the Cruachan Horseshoe and is popular among hikers and climbers as the views are stunning! Here, the slopes are steep but easy to climb and there are a variety of other routes to tackle like Meall Duanail. The ridge walk o Stob Daimh takes you around the reservoir on rocky paths but with a grassy descent.
- Spanish Head is a headland on the southwestern coast of the Isle of Man, rising over 100 m from sea level. You can see the island of the Calf of Man lies which lies to the southwest of the head, separated from it by the Calf Sound. The name is thought to arise from the tale of a ship from the Spanish Armada that was wrecked in the area, though there is no evidence to suggest this. Locals suggest that the name may originate from the Manx name for the type of rock in the area.
- Ailsa Craig is an island of 219.69 acres in the outer Firth of Clyde where blue hone granite was quarried to make curling stones. The now uninhabited island is 2 miles (3 km) in circumference and rising to 1,110 feet (340 m), the island consists entirely of the volcanic plug of an extinct volcano.
- Silver sands surrounded by wildlife-rich dunes, rocky shores and headlands. Quiet beaches for walks, sandcastles and surfing. The Northumberland Coast Path, part of the North Sea Trail, runs through this estate from Beadnell Bay in the north to Newton Point and Newton Haven, then along Embleton Bay towards Dunstanburgh Castle in the south.
- Golitha Falls on The River Fowey are a set of waterfalls located to the south of Bodmin Moor. There is a 1-3-mile (4.8 km) riverside walk, from the visitor car park. The River Fowey descends through a wooded granite gorge, most of which is now a National Nature Reserve.