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- Cape Wrath is the most North-Westerly point on the British mainland. Durness is the closest village some 10 miles (16km) to the south-east The sea cliffs around the cape rise to 281 metres (922 ft) above sea level and include the highest sea cliffs on the British mainland to the east of the headland. The headland also has many spectacular sea stacks. A large part of the cape is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is used as a military training area, including as live firing range. Areas of it are also designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Protection Area, a Special Area of Conservation and a Special Landscape Area.
- Brodick Castle was the ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton although a fortress has been on the site since at least the fifth century on account of its strategic position on the Firth of Clyde. The castle is open to the public during the summer, with Brodick Country Park open all year round, from the gardens you can enjoy spectacular views over Brodick Bay to the Ayrshire coast. The country park has over 10 miles of waymarked trails and abundant wildlife, and well-behaved dogs are welcome on leads in the gardens and country park, except the walled garden.
- Carrauntoohil is the highest peak in Ireland at 1,038 metres (3,406 feet) high and is the central peak of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks range. The mountain has a number of climbing routes and no special equipment is needed for the climb, but as always caution is advised.
- The Hermaness Cliffs can be found on the north-eastern side of Unst in the Shetland Islands. Rising to 170m, the cliffs are located in the Hermaness National Nature Reserve and are home to thousands of breeding seabirds. During the summer months, the cliffs come alive the sound of bird cries, making it an unforgettable wildlife experience. The types of birds you can see include puffin, guillemot, gannets, kittiwakes, razorbills and much much more. Access to the nature reserve and the cliffs is unrestricted, although visitors are asked to keep their distance from breeding birds and follow the marked route.
- Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 m (3,560 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands. It is located in Snowdonia National Park and designated as a national nature reserve for its rare flora and fauna. We have listed the address as Llanberis because this is where thenarrow gauge Snowdon Mountain Railway (SMR)starts from and travels for 7.6 km (4.75 miles) from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon.
- Bodmin Beacon Local Nature Reserve covers some 87 acres of traditionally managed farmland, public space and community woodland. The reserve has a range of paths that criss-cross the area and woodland. The Beacon is a rounded hill and at its highest point of 162m has the 44m monument to Sir Walter Raleigh Gilbert built in 1857. The reserve has a small car park and picnic area but no toilet facilities.
- Ards forest park is situated on the small Ards Peninsula, on the shores of Sheephaven Bay on the northern coastline of County Donegal. Ards Forest Park has many features of historical and archaeological interest, the remains of four ringforts and a number of megalithic tombs are to be seen in the park. Ards Forest Park has signposted forest walks, these include the Ards Heritage Trail, which is around 3.5 km long, the Nature Trail and the Green Trail, which are both approximately 3 km long, and the Red Trail, which is 13 km long, though this walk does give provisions for a shortcut back to the starting point should it be needed. There are various viewing points on the walks and trails with views of the surrounding countryside.
- Scattery Island sits in the Shannon Estuary, just off the coast of Kilrush, County Clare. The island is home to a lighthouse, a ruined monastery, an Irish round tower and the remains of an artillery battery. To get to the island you will need to take a ferry from Kilrush Marina, and the ferries run between May and September.