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NORTH YORK MOORS (The)

The North Yorkshire Moors National Park offers 554 square miles of moorland and valleys, including old, stone-built, hamlets, charming towns (like Helmsley), ancient ruins and a dramatic coastline. This is classic hiking or touring country, but it is also home to (allegedly) the world's most popular heritage steam railway, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, which runs between Pickering and the bustling seaside town of Whitby.  The picture shows the tiny fishing port at Robin Hood's Bay.

North York Moors National Park Authority
The Old Vicarage
Bondgate
Helmsley
North Yorkshire
YO62 5BP
N/A
Britain's National Parks
National Park
OLD HARRY ROCKS

Old Harry Rocks are three chalk formations, including a stack and a stump, located at Handfast Point, on the Isle of Purbeck, about 1 mile from Studland. They mark the most easterly point of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are various walks nearby.

Post code is for Studland.

Handfast Point
Studland
Dorset
BH19 3AX
N/A
Local Authority
ORFORD NESS

Orford Ness is Europe's largest shingle spit, approximately 10 miles long running between the River Alde and the North Sea in Suffolk. It is an internationally important area of shingle habitat, home to a huge variety of wildlife, much of it fragile and precious. It was also used for secret military testing and experimentation, including for aircraft, radio, radar, ballistics and atomic weapons, since the First World War until after the Cold War. Limited access is available via National Trust Ferry from Orford.

Orford Quay
Orford
Suffolk
IP12 2NU
Modern
What really happened at Orford Ness?
Orford Castle, Havergate Island (RSPB)
National Trust
PEMBROKESHIRE COAST NATIONAL PARK

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, as its name suggests, is predominantly coastal.   and has been likened to Cornwall without the crowds.  It offers a 260-mile coastline in south-west Wales, but in addition to high cliffs, dramatic seascapes and beautiful sandy beaches, it also has inland hills to explore.  It is renowned for its wildlife, including seals and dolphins, and prehistoric sites.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority
Llanion Park
Pembroke Dock
Pembrokeshire
SA72 6DY
N/A
Britain's National Parks
National Park
SEALS at BLAKENEY POINT

One of Britain's largest colonies of common and grey seals is at Blakeney Pont, a 4 mile spit that sticks out into the North Sea. It is a national nature reserve, and a favourite spot for birds, native and foreign, as well as seals. Various companies run boat trips to see the seals. The trips last about an hour and tend to depart from Morston Quay.

The link below will take you to one operator - but there are others - no recommendation is implied.

Morston Quay
Nr Blakeney
Norfolk
NR25 7BH
N/A
Seals at Blakeney
Blakeney village, Cley
Other
SEVEN SISTERS

The Seven Sisters are famous chalk cliffs on England's south coast. Within Seven Sisters' Country Park are a series of trails, taking in local views and wildlife, and a variety of outdoor activities are undertaken too. A favourite walk is from the country park following the small Cuckmere River to the beach, or up onto the cliffs. To get the famous view, you need to visit Seaford Head, accessed through the town of Seaford.

Exceat
Seaford
East Sussex
BN25 4AD
N/A
On top of Seven Sisters
Beachy Head
Local Authority
SILVER SANDS of MORAR

Coastal stretch running along the B8008 road between Arisaig and Morar, part of the old Road to the Isles to Mallaig and famous for its stunning beaches. There are also wonderful views across to the Isles of Muck, Eigg and Rum. The Silver Sands of Morar were featured in the movie, Local Hero (1983).

The post code is for a local golf club.

Arisaig
Inverness-shire
Highland
PH39 4NT
The Silver Sands of Morar
The A830 Road to the Isles from Fort William is known for its scenery and takes in the Glenfinnan Monument.
Local Authority
SOUTER LIGHTHOUSE

The first purpose built lighthouse to be lit by electricity. There are cracking views from the top, you can get up close and personal with a rather large light bulb and there is a fascinating museum. On the adjacent grass-covered wind-swept cliff top used to be a mining village - not a trace of it can be seen now. All about are the cries of hundreds of seabirds and the grassland - the Leas - is home to a variety of wildflowers.

Coast Road
Whitburn
Sunderland
Tyne & Wear
SR6 7NH
Victorian
Souter lighthouse
National Trust
SOUTH DOWNS (The)

The gentle chalk downlands of Hampshire and Sussex along the south coast of England are close to some of the most populous parts of the country. It is a rich area of mixed farming, woodland, pretty villages, good pubs and walking without much altitude. The slopes will still test the muscles, though. It is also a grand place to meander on bike or by car and there is a multitude of attractions to visit.

South Downs National Park Authority
South Downs Centre
North Street
Midhurst
West Sussex
GU29 9DH
N/A
Britain's National Parks
National Park
Southwold from the pier

A charming, small, seaside town, famous for its colourful beach huts and home to Adnams Brewery. It has a pier, with some quirky slot machines, a boating lake and putting green. Most importantly, there's a decent beach, a mixture of shingle and sand. There's also a lighthouse, museum, other attractions and associations with George Orwell, whose parents lived in the town.  he Battle of Solebay took place off-shore in 1672.

Southwold
Suffolk
IP18 6DS
All
A short visit to Southwold
Visit Southwold website
Aldeburgh, Thorpeness
Local Authority
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