The UK is an area of outstanding natural beauty with many stunning sights to see. Being out in nature and exploring can be good for the body, mind and soul, so it is no surprise that so many people are looking to beautiful places all over the UK for their next holiday. So, where are a few of the best places that are worth exploring?
Walk the North Highland Way
If you are looking for wild, rugged natural beauty then the Highlands will be perfect for you. The North Highland Way is one of the most rewarding walking holidays in the UK, which allows you to explore the most northerly point of the UK with incredible views across the Pentland Firth and the Orkney Islands (which are also worthwhile exploring with a rich Viking heritage).
Discover the Beauty of Cornwall
Cornwall is another good choice and somewhere that those that enjoy beach holidays will love exploring, but there is much more to Cornwall than this with diverse beauty found throughout. One must-visit highlight for nature lovers is Kynance Cove, which is part of ‘The Lizard’ – the most southerly part of land in mainland Britain. The Cove features breathtaking rock towers, sea caves and even wildflowers in the surrounding area.
Take a Trip to the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland
The incredible Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland is somewhat of a geological wonder, which means that there is a great mythical story about the creation of this magnificent rock formation consisting of 40,000 conjoined basalt columns. The UNESCO World Heritage Site has many wonderful hiking trails leading to the Causeway, including the rewarding 10km coastline walk from Runkerry House to Hamilton’s Seat above the Causeway.
Climb Mt Snowdon
Those that like a challenge will get a real thrill from climbing Mt Snowdon (there are 8 official paths of varying difficulty), which is the highest British mountain south of Scotland. From the top on a clear day, you can see Ireland, Scotland and England so the views are truly something to behold.
Bempton Cliffs in Yorkshire
Bempton Cliffs are a great place to visit at any time in the year, but especially between March and October when you will be treated to one of the UK’s top wildlife experiences – seeing half a million sea birds gathering, including puffins.
The Needles on the Isle of Wight
The Needles are one of the most iconic sights in the UK and possibly one of the most photographed groups of rocks in the world. The three distinctive chalk stacks rise around 30m in the air out of the sea off the western coast of the Isle of Wight and lead to the Needles Lighthouse, which certainly makes for a dramatic photo.
These are just a few of the best natural highlights in the UK and places that any nature lover will love exploring.