Nature always has a way of charming us and lulling us into a state of pleasure. It can be very dangerous and very unpredictable and downright neutral. There are so many beautiful places around the world, untouched by humans and prime examples of sheer beauty.
Since the world is quite big and you probably can’t go exploring everything at once, England also has many lovely spots for you to visit.
Lake District – Scafell Pike
Lake District is a mountainous place in the north west of England and as you might suspect from its name, it has a lot of lakes and rivers running through it. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. If you prefer lakes and rivers, this is the place to be. The calm waters of Lake Windermere are perfect for a boat trip. If you like trekking, then Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak is available to you.
Durdle Door – Jurassic Coast
The Jurassic Coast is another UNESCO World Heritage site and is home to Durdle Door, a stone arch. It is located on the Dorset Coast and resembles a dinosaur or serpent. That idea perfectly matches the name of the Jurassic Coast, which is where the first dinosaur fossils were found in England. The beach next to the arch is rather small but who can resist the beauty of the sea and natural rock formations. If you want more, you can find Lulworth Beach nearby, another beautiful destination.
Spoiler alert, this cove is featured in the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It is a crag, made entirely out of limestone. It is very close to the village Malham, hence the name. Its other name is often the Limestone Pavements, but do note that there are many such pavements on the Pennine Hills. It is in the Yorkshire Dales National Parks.
Stanage Edge is a collection of gritstone rocks located in the Peak District National Park. You can find them on the eastern part of Derbyshire. This is one of the favorite locations for climbers in the UK, due to the length of the cliffs. They are between 15 and 18 meters high and lie atop a hill. Getting to them is a bit of a challenge, yet with any modern phone having a GPS device, you can just tag the location and find the nearest inn, namely the Yorkshire Bridge Inn and ask the locals for directions.
The Seven Sisters Cliffs
These cliffs are located at the southern part of England, between Seaford and Eastbourne and are quite the attraction. They are completely white and there are seven of them. One could just picture the British Isles separating from Europe in prehistoric times, the results of which are these beautiful cliffs. They can be seen from various places, though the best way to enjoy them is from a boat, sailing on the English Channel.
Note that they are not the same as the legendary Cliffs of Dover, which are also quite the site to see.
In England, you can find many places with untouched nature that can keep you occupied both visually and physically. Some you can reach by car, while others are only reachable by hiking. Either way, the natural beauty of England is vast and breathtaking, and definitely worth a short hike.