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BEACHY HEAD

Beachy Head is a famous chalk headland and landmark, immediately to the west of the town of Eastbourne. There are fine views and walks along the cliffs, approx 500 feet above sea level. There is parking nearby and at Birling Gap further along the coast. Beachy Head has an interesting history and was used as a listening and lookout post during WW2. The cliffs are, however, extremely dangerous and the area has a high death-rate, through a combination of foolish accident and, unfortunately, suicide. Beachy Head lighthouse began operating in 1902.

The post code below is for the nearby pub.

Nr Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN20 7YA
N/A
Official Beachy Head website
Eastbourne, Seven Sisters Country Park
Local Authority
BRECON BEACONS (The)

The Brecon Beacons in south-mid Wales is predominantly a mountainous area, famed for its use by Britain's elite forces for training, as well as for its peaks, waterfalls, forests and heritage sites. This is serious walking and climbing country.

Plas y Ffynnon
Cambrian Way
Brecon
Powys
LD3 7HP
N/A
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BROADS (The)

The Broads covers an area of 117 square miles of East Anglia, where there is a network of navigable waterways and rivers, which meander through low countryside and past picturesque villages. It is a place for leisure boating and wildlife watching, particularly birds and invertebrates. The 'broads' themselves are formed from old flooded peat workings.

Broads Authority
Yare House
62-64 Thorpe Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR1 1RY
N/A
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BROCKHOLE on Windermere

Brockhole was built in the late 19th century as a country house and estate for Manchester silk merchant, William Gaddum and his wife, Edith - a cousin of Beatrix Potter, who was a frequent visitor. Since 1969, it has been a Lake District National Park Centre. It offers a range of family activities, including a treetop trek, zip wire, adventure playground, boat hire, mini-golf, woodland walks and gardens. It also includes a cafe, exhibition area and shop.

Windermere
Cumbria
LA23 1LJ
Modern
Brockhole's website
Windermere
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CAIRNGORMS (The)

Named for the mountain Cairn Gorm, the Cairngorm National Park in North East Scotland is Britain’s largest - twice as big as the Lake District - and most remote. Though famed for its mountains, it is actually a diverse area of area of 1748 square miles which includes castles, distilleries and a whole lot more - as well as being home to some of Britain's rarest animals. And it is one of the few places in the UK that offers skiing on real snow.

Cairngorms National Park Authority
14 The Square
Grantown-on-Spey
Moray
PH26 3HG
N/A
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DARTMOOR

Dartmoor is an upland area of granite heather-covered moorland, famous for its tors (classic examples of exposed intrusive vulcanicity), ponies and the enormous number of prehistoric remains scattered about its sometimes mysterious landscape. It is prime walking and camping country. Parts of it are used by the armed forces for training.

Dartmoor National Park Authority
Parke
Bovey Tracey
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ13 9JQ
N/A
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EXMOOR

Exmoor is a mixed area of moorland, farmland and coast in north Somerset and Devon, with picturesque villages, tiny hamlets, prehistoric remains and bubbling streams. It can be toured by road as well as providing wonderful hiking country.

Exmoor National Park Authority
Exmoor House
Dulverton
Somerset
TA22 9HL
N/A
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HELVELLYN

At 3,117 feet (950 metres), Helvellyn is England’s and the Lake District’s third highest peak, easy to get to, provides interesting and varied scenery, exhilarating views, has the added magnetism of the infamous Striding Edge…and is not to be trifled with.  The most popular routes are from Patterdale via Grisedale, or from the more touristy Glenridding on the shores of Ullswater. The first part of the climb is more like a relentless slog; thereafter it is at times a very testing scramble. The summit of Helvellyn is flat - an aeroplane one landed on it.

Cumbria
CA11 0PD
N/A
Website dedicated to Helvellyn
Climbing Helvellyn is only for serious walkers or climbers.  You will need decent equipment and an Ordnance Survey map.  The post code is for Glenridding. 
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LAKE DISTRICT (The)

The Lake District is the largest and most visited national park in England. It includes England's highest peak (Skafell), as well as its longest (Windermere), and deepest (Wastwater), lakes. It is a mountainous region of great beauty - but it can also be a harsh environment. The mountains were eroded by glaciation and the retreating ice formed the lakes in a radial pattern.  The area is also known as 'the English Lakes' and is popular with walkers, cyclists, campers, families - as well as outdoor enthusiasts of all types, including serious climbers.

Lake District National Park Authority
Murley Moss
Oxenholme Road
Kendal
Cumbria
LA9 7RL
N/A
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LOCH LOMOND and the TROSSACHS

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park offers the romance of Britain's largest lake (will you take the high road, or the low road?), sea lochs, Rob Roy's cave, mountains in excess of 3,000 feet, beautiful glens, forests and wildlife. And it's right on Glasgow's doorstep. The Trossachs is an area between Loch Lomond and Stirling, which includes lochs, hills, forests and villages. But the entire park covers an area of 720 square miles.

Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park Headquarters
Carrochan
Carrochan Road
Balloch
Dunbartonshire
G83 8EG
N/A
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