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

Wales Coast Path

  • Start point: Deeside
  • End point: Chepstow
  • Distance or area: 807 miles
  • Type: Combined path
  • Location: Wales

The opening of the Wales Coast Path in May 2012 was a landmark event for walkers. The first path of its kind in the world to stretch around a country’s entire coastline, it offers an impressive 870 miles of walking to keep even the most ambitious hikers busy for days on end.

More information:www.walescoastpath.gov.uk

Coulin

  • Start point: Loch Clair or Achnashellach railway station
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

The mature pine trees in the Coulin wood beside the reed fringed Loch Clair provide an enchanting scene amongst the bleak surrounding moorland.

More information:sandstonepress.com

Glen Ferrick and the Finlets

  • Start point: Finzean
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

The ancient pinewoods at Glen Ferrick and the Finlets along the Water of Feugh lie in the Forest of Birse in Deeside. Nowadays the woods are being managed for conservation and natural regeneration is abundant with young pine springing up through the heather.

More information:sandstonepress.com

Glen Avon

  • Start point: Queens View car park, Tomintoul
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

A handful of mature pines in a secluded river bank deep in the Grampian Mountains is all that remains of this forest. Conservation work is now helping extend the wood around the Linn of Avon, an attractive water feature 12km south of Tomintoul.

More information:sandstonepress.com