The 10 Most Beautiful Natural Places in the UK
1.Swallow Falls in Snowdonia National Park
Swallow Falls, beside the A5 concerning 2 miles west of the Snowdonia parkland center in Betwys-y-Coed, is that the tallest continuous body of water in Wales. to induce a way of what meaning, you’ve got to run on besides it.
The falls, on the stream (or Afon in Welsh) Llugwy, isn’t one, tall cascade, however, a winding and ever-widening series of cascades that thunder down, layer upon layer, into the stream natural depression.
2.The Seven Sisters Cliffs
It’s easy to imagine that once Great Britain skint off from Europe (millions of years before Brexit), the 2 snapped apart sort of a piece of broken china. If you travel across the English Channel, cardinal compass point from the Seven Sisters cliffs (between Eastbourne and Seaford in East Sussex) to Fécamp or Étretat on France’s Alabaster Coast, you will see AN nearly matching run of gleaming, white chalk cliffs.
If you’ve got a vivid imagination, Durdle Door, a natural stone arch close to Lulworth Cove on the Dorset Coast, sounds like a serpent, or an archosaur rising from the ocean. the thought looks less far-fetched after you think about that this is often a part of England’s Jurassic Coast, a United Nations agency World Heritage web site wherever tectonic forces have pushed a number of the oldest rocks on earth to the surface.
4.The Severn Bore
As the Severn water travels from the Bristol Channel to Gloucester, the River Severn, treed between South Wales, Somerset and Gloucestershire become apace additional slender and additional shallow. a minimum of twelve times a year, (during the spring and fall equinox) this geographical formation, plus exceptionally high satellite tides, produces a wave of water a minimum of four feet high – however generally the maximum amount as ten feet. referred to as the Severn Bore, It races up stream, against this, at speeds of between 5 and eight miles per hour and surfers travel from everywhere the globe to catch it.
5.This Island Nation Is a World in Miniature
The beautiful natural features of the UK may not be the first things that spring to mind when planning a visit to England, Scotland or Wales. Most people planning their first visit think about the country’s cities — London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool — its industrial history or its stately homes, castles, and cathedrals.
6.Scafell Pike and The Screes
In July 2017, England’s Lake District became a UNESCO World Heritage site. The somewhat controversial designation was in recognition of its traditional sheep farming, but that’s not why we’ve chosen it for this list.
Instead, we’ve added it here for the range and variety of its lakes and Lakeland fells (a word the Vikings brought to Britain for mountains). From the genteel loveliness of Lake Windermere (the largest natural lake in England and a resort since the railroad arrived in 1847) to the stark drama of Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak, and the Screes, seen here from Wastewater
7.The South Gower Coast
The Gower is a South Wales peninsula west of Swansea that has exceptionally beautiful beaches and cliff formations. Rhossili Beach, pictured here, is a three-mile scallop of sand backed by sand and beach grass bluffs high enough for paragliders to launch from. At low tide, shipwrecks emerge from the sand and Worm’s Head, a tidal island that extends off the Western end of the beach becomes walkable — for the adventurous, at low tide. It takes its name from the Viking word for dragon — wurm — because from the shore, that’s what its 200-foot-high cliffs resemble.
In 2011, in a survey run by a Scottish conservation trust and a walking organization, visitors voted Glencoe Scotland’s most romantic glen. The glen’s approximate length of 12 miles is lined with eight Munros — those are mountains of more than 3,000 feet. One of Scotland’s most ancient landscapes, it is actually the remnant of a volcanic caldera formed 450 million years ago. It’s also the location of a tragic 17th-century clan massacre.
9.Arthur’s Seat and Salisbury Crags
Arthur’s Seat, in Holyrood Park, is a volcanic hill and popular family climb in Edinburgh. From the top of Arthur’s Seat, there are views of the city. But Arthur’s seat itself, together with Salisbury Crags beneath it, form a beautiful and dramatic mountainscape right in the middle of Edinburgh. It’s also very accessible.
Stanage Edge, in the Peak District National Park on the eastern edge of Derbyshire, is the longest gritstone edge in the UK. In plain English, for non-rock climbers, it is a 3.5-mile long, continuous run of fine-grained stone cliffs and bluffs overlooking the Hope Valley. The exposed rock faces — popular with climbers — are between 50 and 65 feet high. The whole is a lot more impressive than that might suggest because the edge runs at the top of a hill, between 1,300 and 1,500 feet above the valley floor.
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