Paths, parks and countryside areas

Greater Ridgeway

  • Start point: Lyme Regis
  • End point: Hunstanton
  • Distance or area: 363 miles (583km)
  • Type: Combined path
  • Location: South West England and East of England

Running from Dorset to Norfolk, the Greater Ridgeway links up the Wessex Ridgeway, The Ridgeway National Trail, the Icknield Way Path and the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path National Trail to form an impressive link between England's south west and east coasts.

More information:www.ldwa.org.uk

Hardington Moor

  • Type: National Nature Reserve
  • Location: Somerset

Hardington Moor features over one hundred higher plant species, making the site one of the finest remaining examples of neutral grassland in England. The steep south-facing flower rich meadows have excellent views into Dorset.

More information:www.naturalengland.org.uk

Rodney Stoke

  • Type: National Nature Reserve
  • Location: Somerset

With stunning views and a rich flora and fauna, Rodney Stoke NNR is a fine example of the woodlands that can be found on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills. The reserve has two main habitat types; broadleaved woodland and calcareous grassland.

More information:www.naturalengland.org.uk

Duddon Mosses

  • Type: National Nature Reserve
  • Location: Cumbria

At Duddon Mosses you’ll discover one of England’s few remaining peatland habitats, with striking views over the Lakeland Fells and the sea. This quiet haven, hidden at the top of the Duddon Estuary, provides a welcome sanctuary for plants, animals and human visitors alike.

More information:www.naturalengland.org.uk

Gowk Bank

  • Distance or area: 15 hectares
  • Type: National Nature Reserve
  • Location: Cumbria

Gowk Bank was a traditionally managed hay meadow. Hay making still occurs on drier areas of the site, but wetter areas are now managed by cutting and removal of vegetation and grazing by sheep and cattle. The site is part of the North Pennines Dales Meadows Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

More information:www.naturalengland.org.uk