Paths, parks and countryside areas

Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliffs

  • Type: National Nature Reserve
  • Location: Devon

The Undercliffs NNR stretches almost 7 miles in length between Axmouth in the west and Lyme Regis in the east and can be accessed via the South West Coast Path National Trailexternal link which runs through the entire length of the reserve.

More information:www.naturalengland.org.uk

Cabin Hill

  • Type: National Nature Reserve
  • Location: Merseyside

Cabin Hill NNR forms part of the Sefton Coast, the finest dune system on the north-west coast of England. The reserve is within the Mersey Estuary Special Protection Area (SPA) the Ribble and Alt Ramsar site, and is also within the Sefton Coast Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

More information:www.naturalengland.org.uk

Wye

  • Type: National Nature Reserve
  • Location: Kent

The reserve is renowned for its views over the Romney Marsh and Weald, and out to the Channel coast. The site is also widely known for landscape features such as the Devil's Kneading Trough, a dry, steep-sided valley formed by peri-glacial action near the end of the last ice age, and for being home to many orchid species.

More information:www.naturalengland.org.uk

Ainsdale Sand Dunes

  • Type: National Nature Reserve
  • Location: Merseyside

The reserve is one of the most important wildlife sites in England, and a place where visitors can get close to nature. The landscape is perfect for a leisurely stroll through the magnificent scenery of dunes, pinewoods and golden sands, while children can enjoy the wide open spaces of the huge sandy beaches.

More information:www.naturalengland.org.uk

Pennine Way

  • Start point: The Nags Head pub in Edale
  • End point: The Border Inn, Kirk Yetholm
  • Distance or area: 268 miles (429km)
  • Type: National Trail
  • Location: East Midlands, North East England and North West England

Enshrined in Ramblers history, the brainchild of the charity’s former Secretary Tom Stephenson and offering the ultimate long distance walking challenge, it’s hard not to eulogise about this iconic path.

More information:www.nationaltrail.co.uk/pennineway