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The United Kingdom consists of four constituent countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It is the sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and ninth-largest economy by purchasing power parity. It has a high-income economy and has a very high Human Development Index rating, ranking 14th in the world. It was the world's first industrialised country and the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir is a wetland site of international importance for wildfowl. It is a pumped-storage reservoir, with water pumped into it from the River Stour. It lies 6 km southwest of Colchester near the village of Layer de la Haye. It lies close to east-coast migration routes and, with its surrounding envelope of pasture and tree plantations, is a welcome sight to tired birds.

Aberlady Bay

Aberlady Bay Local Nature Reserve was the first site to be designated a Nature Reserve, in 1952. It comprises a complete set of habitats from low water right through to salt marsh and sand dune, unchanged by the influence of people. The area within the Reserve is extensive, and, in consequence, the paths across it take time to cover. Dogs are not welcome on the Reserve due to the potential for disturbing nesting and / or roosting birds.

Agden Reservoir

Agden Reservoir is a water storage reservoir, situated at grid reference SK260925, 6.5 miles west of the centre of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It is owned by Yorkshire Water which is part of the Kelda Group. The reservoir covers an area of 25 hectares and has a capacity of 559 million gallons of water, the dam wall has a width of approximately 350 metres with a height of 30 metres.

Allander Water

The Allander Water is a river in East Dunbartonshire and Stirling, Scotland, and one of the three main tributaries of the River Kelvin, the others being the Glazert Water and the Luggie Water. The Allander Water rises in a number of streams off the Kilpatrick Hills and flows southeastwards forming the border between Dunbartonshire to the west and Stirlingshire to the east. At Milngavie it fully enters Stirlingshire, and soon reaches the River Kelvin.

Alton Water

Alton Water Park ranges across 400 acres of nature trails, cycling routes, fishing spots, and watersports. Activities include an eight-mile rambling route and an eight-mile cross-country cycle track. Bikes are available to hire from the Visitor Centre.

Alva Glen

Alva Glen is a spectacular gorge situated above the village of Alva at the foot of the Ochil Hills. It is a gem of a walk, offering broadleaf woodlands, waterfalls, paths with dramatic drops, and wonderful history about the Woollen Industry. To the north of the gardens, the path runs into a more rugged area offering views down into a steep gorge, it then passes the remnants of an old dam that supplied the mills with water.

Anglezarke Reservoir

Anglezarke Reservoir is the largest of the reservoirs in Lancashire lake district. nestling on the edge of the West Pennine moors. Anglezarke has an area in excess of 190 acres and supplies Wigan with its drinking water. Its surrounding is so beautiful and it attracts a lot of tourists here.

Antermony Loch

Anternomy Loch is a freshwater lake in the Scottish Lowlands. It is located at the foot of the Campsie Fells about one kilometer east of the village of Milton of Campsie and about twelve kilometers northeast of Glasgow in the Council Area East Dunbartonshire . The lake is accessible by car from Glasgow via the A803 . Anternomy Loch is best known as a fishing area where brown trout and rainbow trout can be caught. In addition, Anternomy Loch has a rich bird life. Coots , swans , ducks and cormor

Ashby Canal

Ashby Canal is a 31-mile long canal running from the mining town of Moira in Leicestershire to the point at which it connects with the Coventry canal in Warwickshire. It is the perfect destination for first-time boaters, more mature boaters, or those looking for a lock-free stretch of inland waterways. This gentle and pretty route is ideal for walkers too.

Auchintaple Loch

Auchintaple Loch also known as Auchenchapel Loch, is a small shallow freshwater loch that is located in Glen Isla in Angus, Scotland. The loch is man-made, created by the Victorians so they could go trout fishing. Hidden in the landscape of Glen Isla, the loch measures 1.59km in length.

Avon Gorge

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.

Avoncliff Aqueduct

Avoncliff Aqueduct carries the Kennet and Avon Canal over the River Avon and the Bath to Westbury railway, at Avoncliff in Wiltshire, England, about 1+1⁄2 miles west of Bradford-on-Avon. It was built by John Rennie and chief engineer John Thomas, between 1797 and 1801. It is a Grade II* listed structure. The aqueduct has three arches and is 110 yards long, with a central elliptical arch of 60 ft span, and two semicircular side arches each 34 ft across, all with V-jointed arch stones.

Backwater Reservoir

Backwater Reservoir is a reservoir in north west Angus, Scotland. The project was initiated by the Dundee Corporation Waterworks in 1964 and absorbed into the newly created East of Scotland Water Board in 1968, before final completion and the official opening by Queen Elizabeth II on 9 October 1969. It links with Lintrathen Reservoir, 2½ miles to the south, and supplies water to almost 300,000 people in Dundee, the towns of Angus as well as Coupar Angus, Blairgowrie and the Carse of Gowrie.

Baddinsgill Reservoir

Baddinsgill Reservoir is a small reservoir close to Carlops. The reservoir occupies about 23.7 hectares. The Lyne Water is dammed to form the reservoir, not the Baddinsgill Burn, which joins the Lyne Water further south, below the reservoir. It is close to Baddinsgill House.

Balgavies Loch

A beautiful loch which was surrounded by reedbeds and willow carr, attracting water rail, great crested grebe and a number of wintering wildfowl, including goldeneye, teal and wigeon. The reserve is also a haven for red squirrel. One of the iconic location for a picnic and also this place will rejuvinatre your mind with its outstanding beauty.

Balgray Reservoir

A beautiful location for a holiday with your loved ones. The reservoir is set within the expansive Dams to Darnley Country Park where there's 1350 acres to explore with wetland, burn, woodland, grassland and scrub. This natures treat will rejvinate your mind and body and will give you a chance to get close to the nature.

Bardowie Loch

Bardowie Loch has a dinghy sailing club. The dinghy section is part of the Clyde Cruising Club. It's a very peaceful spot which is used for sailing with the Clyde Cruising Club Dinghy Section at the eastern end of the site. On the northern side of the loch you'll also find the 16th century Bardowie Castle, a category A listed building.

Bassenthwaite Lake

Bassenthwaite Lake, owned by the National Park Authority, is one of the largest at 4 miles long and 3/4 mile wide, but also one of the shallowest. It is the most northerly of the lakes and has no major settlements on its shores. It is often full of sailing boats from Bassenthwaite Sailing Club. This Lake is a very important place for wildlife. Hundreds of birds including the osprey migrate to the lake and fish such as Atlantic salmon come to Bassenthwaite Lake to spawn.

Belston Loch

Belston Loch, also recorded as Dromsmodda Loch is a small freshwater loch in the East Ayrshire Council Area, near Sinclairston, 2 miles south-east of Drongan, lying in a glacial Kettle Hole. Parish of Ochiltree, Scotland. The area has seen extensive coal mining activity with an open cast mine and collieries at Drumsmodden, Polquhairn, Old Polquhairn, Auchlin, etc.

Beverley Beck

Beverley Beck is a short canal in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The beck runs from Grovehill Lock on the River Hull at Beverley west for about 0.8 miles into the town of Beverley. There's a nice footpath running along the pretty beck which you can pick up just to the east of the Minster and train station. The path runs for just under a mile until it joins with the River Hull. The canal is now it is home to the historic barge 'Syntan' owned by the Beverley Barge Preservation Society.

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