615 Outdoors- Other to explore in England
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Paleolithic period but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England's economy is one of the largest and most dynamic in the world, with an average GDP per capita of £28,100 or $36,000.
Abbey fields is set in the dramatic valley of Finham Brook and enjoys views of the historic town and Kenilworth Castle. The park was once farmland belonging to St Mary's Abbey, which was dissolved in the middle of the sixteenth century and is now ruined. St Nicholas Church, with origins from the twelfth century, remains in the park. As the largest park in the town, it hosts a number of well-known events each year.
Abbotsbury Swannery is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. Visitors to the Swannery can help hand feed over 600 swans at 12.00 noon and 4.00pm daily, which is an experience not to be missed. The accompanying talk from the swanherd provides an enaging and informative insight into these graceful birds.
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is a wonderful visitor attraction with daily activities, traditional craft and trade courses and special events. It offers a fascinating insight into rural life at the turn of the 19th century, as farm life unfolds daily and the land around is worked by heavy horses. There are daily demonstrations of period skills and visits from the Wheelwright, Farrier and Blacksmith, providing a picture of life as it might have been on a Victorian country estate.
Adgestone Vineyard is at the eastern end of the Isle of Wight. While seemingly in remote countryside with extended views across land and sea, it’s easily accessible from Bembridge, Ryde and Seaview. Take an audio-guided tour of the vines and our subterranean cellars, followed by a fun and informative personal wine tasting lesson. Enjoy a cold food platter and a bottle of English Wine in Its secluded 10-acre vineyard with sea views.
Aintree is home to the Grand National, the most famous race in the world which is the climax to a three-day Festival meeting in April every year. The racecourse hosts five other fixtures and is a leading conference centre in the north west of England. Horse racing was popular in Liverpool from at least Tudor times, In the 18th century Nicholas Blundell organised races on the sands at Crosby.
Albury is a small, family-run biodynamic vineyard located in the beautiful Surrey Hills. Originally best known for their Silent Pool Rosé which was served on the Royal Barge to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, Albury’s still and sparkling wines have since won numerous international awards and local accolades. The vineyard is located on the North Downs Way at the Silent Pool, rumoured to be haunted but well known for beautiful walks and cycle routes.
Aldenham Country Park is a 175-acre farm, parkland and woodland, adjacent to a 65-acre reservoir. Visit 100 acres of beautiful countryside, only 12 miles from central London. Enjoy the scenery, walks, explore the farm and 100 Aker Wood, home of Pooh Bear and friends. The park supports walking, fishing and sailing activities, has playgrounds, Special Needs Centre and a Disney-backed Winnie-the-Pooh theme area.
Allen Banks and Staward Gorge make up the largest area of ancient semi-natural woodland in Northumberland. This wilderness garden was created by Susan Davidson who lived at nearby Ridley Hall in the 19th century. The property has been designated a site of special scientific interest for its rich flora and fauna. There is a large suspension bridge which has been ruined by the flooding of January 2005.
Set in over 500 acres of beautiful Staffordshire countryside, the Alton Towers Resort offers three fantastically themed hotels, Stargazing Pods, and an Enchanted Village, not forgetting over 40 world-class rides and attractions. In the late 20th century, it was transformed into a theme park and opened a number of new rides from 1980 onwards. In 2019, it was the second most visited theme park in the UK with 2,130,000 visitors which puts it after Legoland Windsor.
Alyn Waters is the largest country park in the Wrexham area which was situated in the beautiful Alyn Valley and is currently a Green Flag accredited site. There is a variety of woodland, grassland, and riverside walk throughout the Park helping you to explore the whole site. On the Gwersyllt side, the Visitor and Environmental Education Centre have a large indoor space that is an excellent venue for meetings, education, and community groups.
Amerton Farm is situated in superb Staffordshire countryside and is easy to access by road and rail. Amerton Farmhouse dates from 1793, has log fires, oak beams and offers a friendly and comfortable family atmosphere for Bed & Breakfast. There is a guest lounge and dining room situated on the ground floor and the first floor of the house is used totally for Bed & Breakfast visitors.
Animal Farm Adventure Park is set on 23 acres of farm land in the beautiful Somerset countryside. With views across the levels to the Mendips and Brent Knoll. With over 250 animals onsite, including George the Raccoon, llamas, alpacas, goats, sheep, rabbits, degus, chipmunks, a vast collection of reptiles & bugs, and so more.
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage was originally a farmhouse. It was built in 1463 of cruck construction, when the building would have comprised of just three rooms. The kitchen and parlour still remain from the original medieval construction. The first Hathaway to live in the cottage was Anne’s grandfather John Hathaway, who was a tenant sheep farmer. Anne, later Shakespeare’s wife, was born in the cottage in 1556.
A beautiful 42 acres of Leisure and Wildlife Park offers visitors a chance to relax away from the bustle of Burnham’s shopping centre and beach. Apex was once an area of clay digging where several pits were excavated and when these were later flooded, they became lakes which are now home to many types of wildlife. There are various facilities including an outdoor gym, a lake and birdlife.
The Arboretum is a park of Grade II historical importance, containing beautiful gardens, lakes, fountains and a children's play area. Following the national trend of providing public parks, and with the closure of the nearby Temple Gardens, which had operated on a semi-public basis, the Lincoln Commons Act was passed. The Arboretum has a lodge at its west entrance on Monks Road and has three terraces of housing adjoining it to its western edge: Arboretum View, Monks Leys Terrace, and Woodland Vi
Arnot Hill Park is located on the edge of Arnold Town Centre and is a great place to enjoy a walk and for the kids to play on the new adventure playground. Inside the park, you can also visit Lake View Cafe for a delightful selection of hot drinks, cakes and more while enjoying a beautiful view out over the lake.
Arrow Valley Country Park is the largest area of open space in Redditch, 900 acres in size, including a visitor center, café, and gift shop. The lake is home to Redditch Sailing Club and the Youth Afloat initiative, which provides sailing experience for children who would not otherwise have the opportunity. The park was recognized with a Civic Trust Green Flag Award in 2005. A visitor center, the Countryside Centre (access off the B4497, Battens Drive) was opened in 2000 and is open most days.
Ashtead Common is an absolute treasure, right on the doorstep of SW London. Wide grassy avenues, dormice, an ancient earthwork & the site of an Old Roman Villa are all there. It is owned and managed by the City of London Corporation. 180.5 ha of the common are a National Nature Reserve. Together with Epsom Common it forms part of a larger area of open countryside called Epsom and Ashtead Commons, which is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The Ashton Court Estate was once the gracious home of the Smyth family, and is now a historic park which covers 850 acres of woods and grasslands in total, designed by Humphry Repton. There is a terraced lawn, a sunken garden, a pond, and a rose garden. It was one of the beautiful place ot visit with your family.
The Ashton Court Estate was once the gracious home of the Smyth family, and is now a historic park just 10 minutes from the centre of Bristol. It covers 850 acres of woods and grasslands in total, designed by Humphry Repton. It is the venue for a variety of leisure activities, including the now-defunct Ashton Court Festival, Bristol International Kite Festival and the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. It is home to charity The Forest of Avon Trust.