Nature & Outdoors

From caves and gorges to wild moors and miles of unspoilt coastline.Spend your weekend exploring the National Parks and protected areas of outstanding beauty close at hand.

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Spend you weekend in the great outdoors visiting some of the UK’s natural wonders from gorges and caves, to beaches, inland waterways and forests, whatever your preferred landscape the experience will be truly inspiring.

Coast

Explore the 7,000 miles of the UK’s coastline with its cliffs, beaches, natural harbours and sand spits. For iconic coastal landmarks visit Lands End The White Cliffs of Dover or The Needles – Isle of Wight. For sands try out Slapton Sands - Devon Camber Sands - Sussex South Bay beach - Scarborough, Blackpool Sands or Bamburgh in Northumberland.

National Parks & Nature Reserves

Choose from 15 National Parks in England, Scotland & Wales, including Snowdonia, The Lake District, The North York Moors, The Peak District, Dartmoor, The New Forest, The Broads, Northumberland and the Cairngorms. Nature Reserves to visit include, RSPB Blacktoft Sands – Goole, The Humber Bridge Country Park and Nature Reserve – Humberside and The Queen Elizabeth 11 Jubilee Country Park and Nature Reserve in Northumberland.

Country Parks

Offering an altogether gentler experience than our rugged National Parks, country parks abound. Some worth a mention include Avon Valley – Somerset , Lakeside – Hampshire , Daventry Coombe – Warwickshire ,California Country Park – Berkshire , and Rother Valley Country Park - South Yorkshire.

Waterways and Fens

From reservoirs, tarns and lakes to canals and rivers there are a wide choice of waterways and fenlands to visit and use. Contrast Rutland Water , the largest man made lake in western Europe with The Tees Barrage with its watersports centre to the labyrinth of internal canals which criss cross the country or the more turbulent waters of the rivers Severn, Humber, Great Ouse and Thames.

Caves, Gorges & Waterfalls

Not always in the most obvious locations Chislehurst Caves – Greater London, offer a unique experience beneath the Capital. Whilst perhaps more well known caves, gorges and waterfalls include Cheddar Caves & Gorge and Wookey Hole - Somerset , Treak Cliff Cavern – Derbyshire and in Yorkshire Ingleborough Brimham Rocks and High Force Waterfall

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