Paths, parks and countryside areas

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

Barrington Hil

  • Type: National Nature Reserve
  • Location: Somerset

The reserve represents a large area of species-rich unimproved neutral grassland; a habitat which is now rarely found in England. It has now been permanently opened up for people enjoying the outdoors on foot.

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

East Dartmoor Woods and Heaths

  • Type: National Nature Reserve
  • Location: Devon

There’s something for everyone, from stunning scenery and panoramic views over Dartmoor and the coast, to great picnic spots, a range of walks and loads of wildlife to watch and photograph. East Dartmoor Woods and Heaths has now been permanently opened up for people enjoying the outdoors on foot.

More information:www.naturalengland.org.uk

North York Moors

  • Distance or area: 1434 sq km
  • Type: National Park
  • Location: Yorkshire and Humber

For many of us a perfect walk is in a remote location with just stunning scenery for company. There can be few better locations for such a walk than the North York Moors National Park. A huge expanse of heather moorland as far as the eye can see, spectacular coastline adorned with towering cliffs, beautiful dales and woodland, all housed in the least populated national park in the country.

More information:www.northyorkmoors.org.uk