Windswept and wonderful

Escape the everyday and see a side to England you never knew existed. Away from the bright lights and fast pace living lies acres of unspoilt woodlands and wild moors stretching as far as the eye can see, and landscapes boasting breathtaking views that will make your world will seem like a faraway place. Feel the fresh winter breeze on your cheeks as you enjoy a stroll along picturesque footpaths in West Yorkshire; catch a winter sunset whilst hiking over the rugged hills of the Lake District or be bewitched by the beauty of Dartmoor as you explore its moorlands.

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Accessible Peak District

Accessible Peak District

You'll be surprise by the wheelchair-friendly trails in the Peak District.

Location: Peak District, Derbyshire

Free
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Climb aboard the excellent Esk Valley Railway

Climb aboard the excellent Esk Valley Railway

Delightful villages, dramatic views and gentle country walks – do it all by train on a ride through the delightful Esk Valley, near Whitby.

Location: Whitby, Yorkshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Look out towards the beautiful landmarks of the Chilterns

Look out towards the beautiful landmarks of the Chilterns

Ivinghoe Beacon, Coombe Hill and Whiteleaf Cross are prominent landmarks of the Chiltern Hills and perfect spots to have a picnic or watch the sun go down.

Location: Ivinghoe Beacon, Coombe Hill and Whiteleaf Cross, Buckinghamshire

Countryside
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Watch the sunrise over the Durham Heritage Coast

Watch the sunrise over the Durham Heritage Coast

Grab an early morning hot drink from the marina and watch the sunrise from the lively town of Seaham before setting off on a windswept walk with dramatic views.

Location: Durham Coast, Durham

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Walk with giants at the Hole of Horcum

Walk with giants at the Hole of Horcum

A spectacular feature in the North York Moors, the Hole of Horcum near Pickering is a huge natural amphitheatre 400 feet deep and half a mile across.

Location: Pickering, Yorkshire

Myths, Legends and Tales
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Marvel at the view from one of Nottinghamshire’s highest points

Marvel at the view from one of Nottinghamshire’s highest points

Stroll along a network of landscaped trails before climbing to one of Nottinghamshire's highest points, where a view of Hardwick Hall awaits you.

Location: Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Budget
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Wander freely amongst the unspoilt woodlands of Hardcastle Crags

Wander freely amongst the unspoilt woodlands of Hardcastle Crags

Explore footpaths, cross rivers by stepping stone and breathe in that fresh Yorkshire air – all in 400 acres of unspoilt woodland at Hardcastle Crags, near Hebden Bridge.

Location: Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

Budget
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Exploring Cheshire’s Peak District

Exploring Cheshire’s Peak District

Spend the weekend together biking along beautiful canals, find your spiritual awaking, and reach for the Cloud.

Location: Peak District, Cheshire

Walking and hiking
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Discover Wiltshire's oldest white horse

Discover Wiltshire's oldest white horse

Enjoy an undulating walk to the Westbury White Horse, whilst being presented with fabulous views of the Wiltshire countryside.

Location: Westbury, Wiltshire

Walking and hiking
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Pendle Witch Trail

Pendle Witch Trail

A constant reminder of the famous witch trials.

Location: Pendle, Lancashire

Countryside
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Visit the Wizard Merlin's sleeping place in Alderley Edge

Visit the Wizard Merlin's sleeping place in Alderley Edge

Spend the day exploring the magical area in Cheshire’s Alderley Edge where Merlin and King Arthur are reputedly sleeping in enchanted repose.

Location: Alderley Edge, Cheshire

Myths, Legends and Tales
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Receive a warm welcome for weary walkers on Blakey Ridge

Receive a warm welcome for weary walkers on Blakey Ridge

It’s the simple things that matter when you've walked all day in Yorkshire – like a pint, a home-cooked meal and a big, roaring fire.

Location: Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Witness a church left over from a ghost village

Witness a church left over from a ghost village

St Giles' Church is a lovely 13th century church standing in rolling downland deep inside the military training area of Salisbury Plain.

Location: Imber, Wiltshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Get Active in Chevin Forest Park

Get Active in Chevin Forest Park

Get outdoors and blow those cobwebs away in some beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

Location: Leeds, Yorkshire

Forests and woodlands
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View from Stanage Edge

View from Stanage Edge

This is the English landscape at its empty best.

Location: Derbyshire

Free
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Explore the Forge Valley

Explore the Forge Valley

A walk through 165 million years of history.

Location: Forge Valley, North Yorkshire 

Forests and woodlands
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Delve deep inside the Hellfire Caves

Delve deep inside the Hellfire Caves

Venture into the Buckinghamshire chalk caves that held the notorious Hellfire Club, founded by Sir Francis Dashwood in the 18th century.

Location: West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Explore the dark side of Northumberland National Park

Explore the dark side of Northumberland National Park

If you love stargazing and want to experience the Milky Way against a pitch-black sky, then Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, near Rothbury, is a must-see.

Location: Rothbury, Northumberland

National Parks
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Potholing and Caving

Potholing and Caving

An underground Yorkshire adventure

Location: North Yorkshire

Activities
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Discover Yorkshire's dramatic winter coast

Discover Yorkshire's dramatic winter coast

Head to Robin Hood’s Bay this winter and discover Yorkshire's dramatic coast in a new way.

Location: Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire

Coast

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