Paths, parks and countryside areas

Highbury Wood

  • Distance or area: 46 hectares
  • Type: National Nature Reserve
  • Location: Gloucestershire

Highbury Wood lies on the eastern bank of the River Wye and is a prime example of the very rich and diverse woodland for which the Wye Valley is internationally important. The site is noted for its variety of woodland types, reflecting the wide range of soils, aspect and drainage on the site. It has now been permanently opened up for people enjoying the outdoors on foot.

More information:www.naturalengland.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

Hog Cliff

  • Type: National Nature Reserve
  • Location: Dorset

The reserve has downland slopes on a range of aspects with rich grassland communities typical of the chalk of west-central Dorset. Areas of scrub (principally on the upper slopes) and small areas of woodland add diversity to the site. Hog Cliff has now been permanently opened up for people enjoying the outdoors on foot.

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

Castle Eden Dene

  • Type: National Nature Reserve
  • Location: Durham

Enter a world where magical yew, oak, ash and dying elm create a home for other plants and creatures. 10,000 years of wild growth in a deep gorge has created a place you can explore again and again. Castle Eden Dene has now been permanently opened up for people enjoying the outdoors on foot.

More information:www.naturalengland.org.uk