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Britain’s natural landscape is dramatic as it is diverse. From mountains to meadows, cliffs to caves, waterfalls to lochs, wild moors to wetland, you won’t have to travel far to find it. If it’s a challenging hill hike, a sedate amble, or even a train ride - come armed with plenty of curiosity, and we’ll supply the rest. 

New perspectives of Britain’s natural wonders

Discover Britain’s natural wonders in a different way

From the cliff tops of Seven Sisters, to the caves of Cheddar Gorge, Britain is packed with natural marvels – and great new ways to see them. View the Isle of Wight’s The Needles from on high on a chair lift, experience the splendour of Snowdonia with a mindfulness tour, or get right up close to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site with a spot of coasteering. Whether you fancy a hearty hike up some of Scotland’s most spectacular heights, or a gentle bike ride along England’s south coast, you can tailor your next outdoor adventure to your taste. It might be a small island, but it’s a green one, jam-packed with 15 National Parks and more than three million hectares of woodland.

Double-take – discover Britain’s other wonders

Like the look of Durdle Door on the Jurassic Coast? You’ll love The Green Bridge of Wales limestone arch on the Pembrokeshire Coast. While some of Britain’s natural wonders can get all the headlines, there are many more spectacular sights around the nation. Click through for our pick of the best double-takes to add to your bucket list…    

Couple sat on the grass looking out to the sea

Like Durdle Door… Love The Green Bridge of Wales

The photogenic Durdle Door, a spectacular limestone arch on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, England, gets all the attention. But Wales has its own wonder – The Green Bridge of Wales. This limestone arch, in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, is just as impressive.

Duncansby Stacks, a set of prominent sea stacks near the cliffs of Duncansby

Like The Needles… Love Duncansby Stacks

If you like the look of the chalk stacks The Needles on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England, wait till you see the Duncansby Stacks at the very other end of Britain, on Scotland’s north coast.

People walking on the limestone pavement above the cliffs

Like Giant’s Causeway… Love Malham Cove

Legend has it a giant’s footsteps created the rock formation of black basalt columns known as the Giant’s Causeway on the coast of Northern Ireland. Malham Cove in England’s North Yorkshire also has a mysterious limestone pavement on top of a cliff.

Cyclist riding down a steep glassy slope at sunset

Like Winnats Pass… Love Glencoe

Driving, walking or cycling through the deep limestone valley of Winnats Pass, in the Peak District, is like travelling through a fairy tale. The same thing applies to the beautiful valley and towering mountains of Glencoe in the Lochaber Geopark in the Scottish Highlands.

Staffa Island and Fingals Cave in the Inner Hebrides

Like Fingal’s Cave… Love Gaping Gill

The mysterious sea cave Fingal’s Cave on the island of Staffa in the Scottish Inner Hebrides and has been enchanting visitors for centuries, because of its melodious echoes. If you like the sound of that, you’ll love the clamour of Gaping Gill – as Fell Beck thunders into a cave system below the Yorkshire Dales.

Man standing at basalt pinnacles, arms outspread

Like the Old Man of Storr… Love Brimham Rocks

The Old Man of Storr makes a dramatic sight, as the rock pinnacle stands proud over Scotland’s Isle of Skye. For more fascinating rock formations, head to Brimham Rocks in North Yorkshire and see if you can spot the Dancing Bear, Gorilla, Eagle and Turtle.

Woman in a red hat and jacket sits on a tree stump looking at the Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall.

Like High Force… Love Devil’s Bridge Falls, Ceredigion

High Force waterfall is one of England’s most popular waterfalls. The thundering River Tees plunging into a rock pool in a pretty woodland is only matched by the majesty that is Devil’s Bridge Falls, Ceredigion, Wales. Follow the Nature Trail walk to discover the three bridges, an ancient woodlands and unique perspectives of the 300ft Mynach waterfalls.

Britain’s best outdoor experiences

Follow the walking trail to these roaring waterfalls, set in a beautiful pine forest – and watch out for leaping salmon!

Highland Scotland
Falls of Shin, Lairg

Uncover a secret walking route passing through the heart of the city.

London
A canal boat moving down Regent's Canal in north London.

Kayak, canoe, cruise or wild swim? With its watersports and boat trips, Loch Lomond is a refreshing place to unwind.

Lowland Scotland
Bluebells in springtime on Inchcailloch - an island on Loch Lomond just a short distance from Balmaha.

With its tranquil walking trails and 1,000-year-old ‘Major Oak’ tree, this historic forest is a joy to explore.

Midlands
Robin Hood pictured in Sherwood Forest.

A haven for hikers, cyclists and art lovers, this wild nature reserve has an outdoor sculpture trail and stargazing observatory.

North East England
Female hiker with a backpack and walking poles, hiking through the countryside of Kilder in Northumberland at sunrise

Conquer a challenging hike up Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Wales’ highest mountain, and check out rare wildlife species such as Lili'r Wyddfa (the Snowdon Lily).

North Wales
Woman and dog on a paddle-board on lake near mountains

Feeling adventurous? Try wild swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding and windsurfing on England’s largest lake.

North West England
Stile over a drystone wall overlooking landscape of valleys

Were these 40,000 interlocking basalt columns created by an ancient volcanic eruption, or built by the fabled giant Finn MacCool? You decide…

Northern Ireland
Sunset over the red basalt column. Sea views

The island of Coll in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides is renowned for stargazing, celebrated at this annual festival.

Scottish Islands
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A true work of art, this estate features 35 acres of individual gardens – all planted and preened to perfection.

South East England
A woman holding a dog in front of a lake in Savill Garden, Windsor

The UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this ecologically fascinating place boasts the drama of limestone cliffs that dip into miles of golden, sandy beaches.

South Wales
Panoramic view over the coastline and the sandy beach

Curving over the waves, this natural stone arch sits just off a pretty shingle beach – and can be reached on foot from Lulworth Cove.

South West England
A couple walking on the clifftop.