Published: February 20, 2019
There’s nothing better during a staycation than donning your walking boots, packing a backpack and heading out to explore the great outdoors. The Best of British parks are situated on the doorstep of some of the best natural landmarks in the country, allowing you to spend some time surrounded by nature admiring the beautiful landscape. What’s more, our holiday parks are all 5 star, so after a busy day you can head back to luxury accommodation with fantastic facilities.
Kynance Cove is one of the most beautiful beaches in Cornwall. It is located on the Lizard Peninsula and surrounded by spectacular cliffs and rocky outcrops, which protrude into the sea. The striking white sandy beaches and turquoise waters are reminiscent of the Caribbean and offer a stunning backdrop year round. At low water a number of sea caves are exposed beneath the headland as well as rock pools waiting to reveal their treasures. Kynance Cove is a popular tourist destination in the summer months, however the serpentine cliffs create a magical and enchanting destination worthy of a visit even on a cold winters day.
Cheddar Gorge is the largest gorge in England. It began forming more than a million years ago when floods caused by melting ice forged a path through the land. From the top of the limestone cliffs visitors can enjoy wonderful views over the Mendip hills, which are often carpeted with rare wildflowers in the warmer months. There are two show caves at the site, which visitors can explore with a guide. The vast caverns are lined with incredible stalactites and offer a wonderful insight into the underground world.
The Needles are perhaps the most famed sight on the Isle of Wight and attract visitors in their droves each year. 3 chalk stacks sit off the land with a red and grey lighthouse at the furthest point. The fourth pillar ‘Lot’s Wife’ crashed into the sea years ago and its base can still be seen at low tide. It is believed that The Needles were once connected to Old Harry’s Rock in Dorset. The best way to observe this magnificent naturaln landmark is from the sea on one of the boat trips, which leave nearby Alum Bay.
The Seven Sisters cliffs are one of the most iconic natural landmarks in the UK. They overlook the English Channel and occupy a stretch of the famed East Sussex coast. The white cliffs can be observed from a number of locations along the coast. Perhaps the best spot to admire this impressive expanse of untouched coastline is at Seaford Head, where they tower above a line of quaint cottages giving the best perspective of their sheer size and scale.
The Green Bridge is a natural arch formed by years of wind, rain and waves driving against the side of the limestone cliffs and headland. It sits within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. From the viewing point on the cliff edge visitors can enjoy far reaching views along the Welsh coastline. Just a short walk away Stack Rocks protrude from Wash Bay and are home to thousands of nesting birds.
Chesil Beach is an 18 mile tombola beach, which stretches from the Isle of Portland to West Bay. It is said to comprise of 180 billion pebbles varying in size, which form steep shingle banks along its length. Chesil Beach sits on the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO world heritage site, which is famed for its rich geological history and abundance of fossils hunting opportunities. It is separated in places from the mainland by a large tidal lagoon, which means that some sections are only accessible by boat. At its eastern end the Chesil Beach Visitor Centre offers an insight into how the beach was formed and how important it is to the ecology of the local area
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Cadair Idris is a mountain range located towards the south of Snowdonia National Park. It is often referred to as Mount Snowdon’s twin thanks to a number of similarities in its geological structure. The summit affords visitors spectacular views across welsh landscape, however you do not have to reach the peak to be rewarded for your efforts. In the foothills of the northern slopes there are two large lakes, which are ideal for a spot of wild swimming. Legend surrounds the larger lake Llyn Cau, which is said to have a monster lurking within the depths!
Cairngorms is loacetd in the North East of Scotland and is the largest national park in the British Isles. It boasts an abundance of natural landscapes, including snowcapped mountains, moorlands, rivers and lakes, which make it ideal for adventurers looking to explore, either by foot or bike. Keen photographers can document the ever changing scenery at one of the iconic 'photo posts', where you can rest your camera to take a picture of the beautiful surroundings.