Areas of Beauty

This is going to be the heart of the site - all of our content is going to be inspired by our favourite areas of the U.K. and each area will get its own homepage and guide.

The Lake District

Lake District Winter

The Lake District is my favourite part of Britain. The rugged grandeur of the mountains contrasts with the gentle prosperity of the larger towns and the tranquility of the lakes to produce a landscape unequalled in England.

The Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales combines wild moorland with beautiful dales, lined with dry stone walls, many made from the limestone that gives the area the impressive dry waterfall of Malham Cove, the rare limestone pavements and its vast network of natural caves.


Near SnowdonSnowdonia contains some of the most dramatic scenary to be found in England and Wales, with the highest mountain in England and Wales, two beautiful coastlines, countless lakes and

The Scottish Highlands

View from Ben NevisThe Scottish Highlands are the largest and most dramatic mountain range in the British Isles, containing Britain's highest mountain in Ben Nevis, the main sking area in the Cairngorms and probably the most beautiful coastline on the western coast, where sea lochs wind deep into the mountains

The Lleyn Peninsula

Blue Seas LleynThe Lleyn Peninsula stretches out from Snowdonia west into the Irish Sea, ending at Mynydd Mawy, sometimes called the Land's End of Wales, but without the commercialism that can mar that place. Between the two is an area of outstanding beauty, lined with sandy beaches and with an atmosphere entirely of its own.

Hadrian's Wall Country

Hadrians WallThe area sometimes known as Hadrian's Wall country is unusual in that the only real link between the different parts of the area is the wall itself. Hadrian's Wall stretches across the north of England from Bowness on Solway on the west coast to Wallsend on the Tyne. It includes one major city centre, coastal flatlands and gentle rolling countryside, as well as the dramatic upland ridges that it is famous for.

The North Pennines

BalderdaleThe North Pennines fall into a gap between national parks. Between the Yorkshire Dales and the Northumberland National Park, the North Pennines still contains some of the wildest countryside in England. Teesdale, Weardale and the South Tyne valley cut into the highest land in the Pennine chain. If you like wild and empty country, this is the area is for you

The Peak District

Gully on Kinder ScoutThe Peak District is the spiritual home of the National Parks movement in Britain. It was the first area to be designated as a National Park, in 1951. Before that it had been the scene of a struggle for access to the upland moors, fought between ramblers from the northern industrial cities that surround the park and the gamekeepers employed by the great landowners who owned the grouse moors.

For information on the North York Moors visit our sister site at www.yorkshiremoors.co.uk
Yorkshire Moors The North Pennines The Lake District Hadrian's Wall The Yorkshire Dales Peak District Snowdonia

Soon to come:
The Shropshire Hills
The Berwyns
Yorkshire Wolds