Here in Britain we are proud of our countryside. Many people enjoy participating in various activities in the country, these activities include fell walking, hiking, rock climbing, exploring caves and forests and much more. In this blog we are going to take a further look into the British countryside, National Parks and coastlines. So sit back, read, learn and enjoy.
In Britain we have 15 national parks. The most visited is the Lake District. This beautiful national park is situated in the north west county Cumbria. Here you can find stunning mountain landscapes, plunging valleys and glassy lakes. Lots of famous writers, artists and poets all found inspiration in this beautiful landscape. You can find clustered villages and country pubs and some of the best walking trails on offer in Britain, you would be sure to find something for everybody.
Another most popular national park is Snowdonia in Wales. This area is well known for producing natural slate. Snowdonia offers its visitors a gorgeous mountainous terrain, epic landscapes of sculpted valleys and craggy peaks. Lots of people participate in outdoor activities such as hiking cycling or climbing England and Wales’ highest mountain Snowdon which reaches 1, o85 meters above sea level. Snowdonia also offers its visitors the largest natural lakes in Wales, where you could catch a glimpse of some of the local wildlife.
One more popular National park is Dartmoor Situated in the south west of England, right in the very heart of Devon, Dartmoor is a landscape of stunning views, awe inspiring granite tors, deep wooded valleys with fast flowing rivers, and rugged, wide open spaces. Many families enjoy picnics in this breath - taking National Park. Other popular activities include strolling along its gorgeous trails, and visiting its many attractions
As Great Britain is an island we have miles and miles of coastline with some of the most stunning bays and sheer cliffs. The coastline of Great Britain is also very popular with both locals and tourists. Millions of people flock to the British seaside towns each year. One of the most popular seaside towns being Brighton which has over 8 million visitors each year. Here you can take a stroll along the Victorian promenade and its famous pier. Another popular coastal town situated in the north east is Scarborough. This lovely little seaside town also attracts many visitors.
Our coastlines are constantly changing due to a number of reasons such as the ever moving tides and currents that shift sand backwards and forwards. Even the gentle ripples are constantly reshaping our coastlines in tiny ways. Along much of the coastline pounding waves slowly chip away the base of the cliffs, forcing big pieces of rock to crumble in to the sea. Once the rock gives way, the ever pounding waves claw at the weaker clays behind to form a cove or a bay. Headlands also form where the coastline gives on either side, leaving a lone rocky mass to get hammered by the sea.
I highly recommend if you get the opportunity to visit this green and pleasant land, you should cease the opportunity.
If you enjoyed reading feel free to ask any questions about the UK in the comment section below, I will be happy to answer them.
Matthew & Becky
Native British Teachers
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