Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty & National Parks
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Exmoor National Park
A sweeping moorland landscape home to wild red deer and Exmoor ponies, with a coastline of beaches and towering cliffs. Walk, cycle, ride, stargaze and soak up the wonders of the Great Outdoors.
Gower Peninsula is in South Wales, the most westerly part of the historic county of Glamorgan and the first area in the United Kingdom to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
North York Moors
This National Park comprises a glorious landscape of heather-clad moors, ancient woodland, dramatic coastline, bejewelled dark skies and over 1,400 miles of walking trails.
Gently undulating hills, with chocolate-box towns and villages built from honey-coloured stone, The Cotswolds is famed for its landscapes, local produce and outdoor activities such as cheese-rolling!
The Forest of Dean
The Forest of Dean is an ancient oak forest and one-time hunting ground of Norman kings. It is popular for outdoor pursuits and its attractions include Clearwell Caves and Puzzlewood.
Vale of Glamorgan
The Vale of Glamorgan is a beautifully scenic area in South Wales with numerous beaches, castles and attractions to explore.
Birthplace of the modern British tourist industry, the spectacular Wye Valley follows the southern Anglo-Welsh border, hosting castles, abbeys, scenic viewpoints and exceptional opportunities for outdoors pursuits.
Known as ‘The Dales’, discover rugged limestone scenery, heather moorland, beautiful waterfalls and some of the best walking in the country, not to mention England’s highest pub!