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- Dodman Point is a 400-foot (120 m) high headland that was once an Iron Age promontory fort. At its seaward end is a large granite cross, erected to help protect shipping from this headland. It is mentioned in the shanty Spanish Ladies. Below the large stone cross, there is a way down to the bottom of the small cliffs and there is some climbing there on the faces. Mainly bouldering as it is rarely climbed and so there are no fixed anchor points.
- The coastal path passes through Polzeath in one direction to Rock, and in the other through New Polzeath, Pentire Point and along miles of stunning coastline. On the headland of The Rumps is the Iron-Age cliff castle. This fort with superb coastal vistas has a triple rampart and ditch system protecting the headland.
- Kelburn Castle dates from the 13th century and the Kelburn Estate covers an area of over 3,500 acres, starting at the edge of the sea and rising to a height of 1,300ft. Some 2000 acres is rough moorland, and 1500 acres of the better land is contained within a 7ft wall that encircles the heart of the estate. The estate offers great walking, mountain biking and horse riding.
- Morte is a spectacular coastline of cliffs and coves, sandy beaches, dunes and headlands, important for its wildlife, archaeology and geology. Just some of the places to visit include:Baggy Point – Rocky headland marking the southern end of Woolacombe Bay above the surf haven of Croyde. Three mile stretch of golden sand lying between Mortehoe and Baggy Point. Mortehoe and Morte Point – Gorse and heather covered headland to the north of Woolacombe Bay. Torrs Walk to Rockham Bay – Coastline to the east of Morte Point, with small coves, outcrops and jagged slate cliffs.
- Glenarm Castle is one of Ireland’s oldest estates. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery and walks in our historic Walled Garden and Castle Trail, excellent locally sourced food in our Tea Room and a visit to our shop. The castle itself is the home of Viscount and Viscountess Dunluce and their family, the inside of the Castle is only occasionally open to the public for guided tours. The walled garden has seasonal opening times.
- 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 New Forest Museum has displays and activities about the New Forest National Park. You can find out about the history, traditions and wildlife of the New Forest. The centre runs a wide selection of events throughout the year. Gift shop and wheelchair access.
- 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.