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.
Astbury Mere Country Park occupies the site of a former sand quarry, just off Newcastle Road in Congleton, Cheshire. The Country Park and Visitors Centre attracts over 140,000 visitors a year. The 14 acre site includes a 3km all-weather path around the Mere, open space, extensive woodlands and wildflower meadow.
Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve is located on the escarpment of the Chiltern Hills and a large part of it is a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest. A wide variety of habitats have allowed a huge number of butterfly, flower and bird species to flourish at this reserve. As well as chalk grassland, the reserve contains woodland with beech, yew, and juniper. Overhead, reintroduced red kites are resident.
Attenborough Nature Reserve was established in 1966 and opened by Sir David Attenborough. The reserve is best known for its birds. The area is an important site for winter wildfowl and often holds a high proportion of the county's shoveler and diving ducks The reserve now covers 145 hectares of lakes, wetland, grassland and scrub. It sits at the confluence of the River Erewash and the Trent, and is part of an area designated as the Attenborough Gravel Pits Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The Avon Gorge is a 1.5-mile long gorge on the River Avon in Bristol, England. It forms the boundary between the unitary authorities of North Somerset and Bristol, with the boundary running along the south bank. As Bristol was an important port, the gorge formed a defensive gateway to the city. A nice attraction where you can spend some nice time.
The National Park Avon Valley is a park with an area of 20 hectares (50 acres) in Keynsham in Somerset in England. The park, which is located next to the Avon River, offers country walks, a boating lake, children's play areas, a small zoo, and a miniature railway. The site was a pasture in the xv th century and later became a farm. In 1976 it was bought to become a farm where you pick your own fruit 2 and subsequently became a national park.
Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve is an important wildlife reserve in the city. and has been a popular location for the people of Leicester to spend their leisure time. Today it is a quiet oasis in the city, perfect for walking, cycling, picnics, fishing, and boating. Birdwatchers and animal lovers aside, the meadows attracts families and people wanting a quick and accessible escape from city life into a tranquil country paradise.
Badbury Rings is an area of great historical interest, with evidence of Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman occupation. Now forming part of the Kingston Lacy estate, and under the guardianship of The National Trust, the Badbury Rings site has been restored to light grazing land as this has always played an important role in establishing centuries of wild herbs and flowers.
Badby Woods is a private property and part of the Fawsley Estate, but is open to all visitors to enjoy its natural beauty. It is a protected wildlife area, and has a Site of Special Scientific Interest within the Woods. It is mainly pedunculate oak, with varied ground flora including creeping soft-grass, wood anemone, yellow archangel and bluebell. A small marsh has very diverse herbs.
Baggeridge Country Park is a beautiful area of countryside on the doorstep of the Black Country, with a great range of facilities on offer. The park has been a Green Flag winner every year since 1998 which is an international mark of quality for parks and green spaces. The main feature is a large hill of Pit Mounds which has plenty of paths to its summit and a lake named Bag Pool located between the parking grounds and the hill.
Baldersdale is a dale, or valley, on the east side of the Pennines in England, northwest of Barnard Castle. Its principal settlements are Hury and Briscoe. Baldersdale lies within the traditional boundaries of the North Riding of Yorkshire. The river flows through three reservoirs on the way: Balderhead Reservoir, Blackton Reservoir, and Hury Reservoir. Running roughly parallel to Baldersdale to the north is Lunedale.
Bamford Edge is an overhang of gritstone rock that lies 1.5km north of the small village of Bamford in Derbyshire. It boasts unparalleled views across the Peak District. It has numerous trails across it and, on a clear day, provides views of almost all of the Hope Valley. Some trails come out at New Road opposite the Yorkshire Bridge public house.
The Hills and Holes is one of Britain’s most important wildlife sites. Covering an area of just 50 acres, the grassy slopes are home to a profusion of wild flowers. This type of meadowland is now all too rare; half of the surviving limestone grassland in Cambridgeshire is found here. In 2002 it was designated as a Special Area of Conservation, to protect the orchid rich grassland as part of the Natura 2000 network of sites throughout the European Union.
Barnwell Country Park comprises 37 acres of lakes, riverbank and meadows to explore, situated close to the historic market town of Oundle.There is a range of walks around the park and you can download or pick up maps to help you find your way around. The walks are waymarked along the way. There is a nature trail and an orienteering map. Plus activity packs for kids and scavenger hunts. The park has a woodland adventure play area and a hobbit garden for toddlers.
Barton Broad is a 164-hectare nature reserve north-east of Norwich in Norfolk. It is owned and managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. It is part of the Ant Broads and Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest and National Nature Reserve. The Broad was created in the Middle Ages by digging for peat and the River Ant was later diverted through it, which allowed navigation. It has diverse aquatic plants and fish, and the surrounding fens have nationally rare plants and invertebrates.
A beautiful nature reserve that has a large population of the rare pasque flower and several other rare plants are present in the downland, including greater pignut and fleawort. This post is also flourished with different verities of butterflies and the occurrence of springs and a chalk stream at the foot of the valley increases the beauty of this area. Between April and August is the best time to visit this paradise.
Within Zilker Park's 358 acres lies one of the crown jewels of Austin - Barton Springs Pool. The pool itself measures three acres in size and is fed from underground springs with an average temperature of 68-70 degrees, ideal for year-round swimming. The Springs serves as home to the endangered Barton Springs Salamander and is listed as a federally protected habitat.
The Bateman's estate consists of 300 acres of beautiful High Weald Countryside. Set within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The house was built in 1634. Kipling's widow Caroline bequeathed the house to the National Trust on her death in 1939. The house is a Grade I listed building.
Beacon Country Park is West Lancashire District Council's main countryside site, consisting of over 300 acres of rolling countryside on the slopes of Ashurst Beacon which forms a backdrop to the town of Skelmersdale. A lovely park with a golf club, woodlands and children's area. Plenty of space for picnics and walks. There is also a Gruffalo House, with a children's play area. The fields are full of wildflowers and butterflies.
Beacon Hill National Nature Reserve is a prominent chalk hill at the western end of the South Downs National Park. Situated halfway between Winchester and Petersfield. It is a Nature Conservation Review site, and an area of 40.1 hectares is a National Nature Reserve. There is a round barrow cemetery dating to the Late Neolithic or Bronze Age on the hill, and this is a Scheduled Monument.
Bedgebury National Pinetum is the most complete collection of coniferous trees anywhere in the world. It provides a beautiful setting for peaceful walks and picnics. The Bedgebury cafe also has wonderful views of the pinetum. It has miles of family cycling and mountain-biking, walking, and running trails, as well as Go Ape tree top adventure, and an adventure play trail.