Paths, parks and countryside areas

Scoska Wood

  • Distance or area: 10 hectares
  • Type: National Nature Reserve
  • Location: North Yorkshire

Scoska Wood NNR is a strip of ash woodland and pasture on the slopes of Littondale - the valley of the River Skirfare - between the villages of Litton and Arncliffe. The underlying Carboniferous Limestone has had a major influence on the reserve's plant life. Woodland clings to the limestone scars and rocky slopes and merges into herb-rich neutral pasture below.

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

Ingleborough

  • Distance or area: 1014 hectares
  • Type: National Nature Reserve
  • Location: North Yorkshire

Ingleborough is one of the famous Three Peaks of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Together with Pen-y-ghent and Whernside, this mountainous area is renowned and protected for its special wildlife, geology and spectacular scenery.

More information:www.naturalengland.org.uk

Humberhead Peatlands

  • Distance or area: 2,887 hectares
  • Type: National Nature Reserve
  • Location: South Yorkshire

The Humberhead Peatlands NNR comprises Thorne, Goole, and Crowleexternal link Moors, as well as Hatfield Moors and it represents the largest area of raised bog wilderness in lowland Britain at 2,887 hectares in size. It has now been permanently opened up for people enjoying the outdoors on foot.

More information:www.naturalengland.org.uk

Glenmore

  • Start point: Glenmore Visitor Centre
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

This once large ancient pinewood suffered massive clearance of mature pine in the early 20th century and then was planted largely with non-native conifers. This Forestry Commission site is now undergoing a transition as conservation management clears out the alien trees to allow pine regeneration.

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