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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
Official Beachy Head website
Eastbourne, Seven Sisters Country Park
Local Authority

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
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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
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Broads Authority website
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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.

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Brockhole's website
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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
PH26 3HG
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A stone marks the spot claimed to be the centre of Scotland. It is on the Glen Truim road, between the A889 and the A9, part of the 250 mile network of military roads built for the Government by General Wade after the Jacobite rising of 1715. This section was built in 1719 and is a section of the road between Fort Augustus and Ruthven Barracks at Kingussie. The stone replaces an earlier marker and was unveiled on 5th June 2015.

Post code is approximate.

Glentruim Road
3 miles south of Newtonmore
PH20 1BE
In the middle of Scotland
Newtonmore Community website
Highland Folk Museum, Macpherson Clan Museum, Ruthven Barracks
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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
Bovey Tracey
Newton Abbot
TQ13 9JQ
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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
TA22 9HL
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Great Gable

Great Gable is an iconic mountain in the English Lake District - height 2,960 feet (899 metres). Its shape, viewed from Wasdale, is an inverted 'V' - a perfect mountain shape - and features in the National Park's logo. From the summit on a clear day it is possible to see many of the lakes, like the spokes of a wheel, radiating outward, this illustrating the area's radial drainage. The views can be spectacular. The summit is also used for remembrance services. There are various routes, from Seathwaite, Wasdale or Honister, for example. Though suitable for fit and properly equipped walkers, as well as being used by serious climbers, great care needs to be taken on Great Gable, particularly in poor weather.

Image credit: DJ Biles

Various start points - Seathwaite or Wasdale probably being the most popular
CA12 5XJ
Missing Great Gable
Information from Go Lakes
The post code is for Seathwaite; post code for Wasdale is CA20 1EX. England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, is nearby. Camping nearby. Limited parking.
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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 once landed on it.

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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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