6 Stunning Natural Features in England
Are you looking for your next big walk? England is a country that will not disappoint. With so much open, rural space, it is the perfect place for people looking for an outdoor adventure!
While there is plenty of open ground for you to discover across the land, there are also many places that showcase England’s vast and equally varied natural beauty.
Here are some of the most popular natural landmarks across England, perfect for a day trip to remember!
Cheddar Gorge, Somerset
If you’re looking for an otherworldly location when compared to England’s traditional countryside, then Cheddar Gorge should be high on your list. Close to the village of Cheddar, the limestone gorge features cliffs of over 400ft in places and is awash with natural greenery, giving the location an almost tropical appearance from a distance.
This extensive site has been a tourist attraction for many years, thanks to its wealth of things to discover. One of its most famous highlights is its cave formations, including the Cheddar Yeo, the largest underground river system in Britain. However, the walk to the summit remains hugely popular for hikers.
Durdle Door, Dorset
Staying in South-West England, Durdle Door is perhaps one of the country’s most recognisable coastal landmarks. A phenomenon caused by erosion and different rock types, Durdle Door, is a natural limestone arch along the Jurassic Coast in the south-west.
The name Durdle Door has been around since at least the 18th Century and is believed to have derived from the old-English word ’thirl’, which meant to pierce or drill. While this isn’t a location you’ll be able to reach unless you want to get your boots wet, it is a great starting point for those wishing to explore the stunning Jurassic Coast, which is full of even more natural wonders.
High Force, Durham
When you think of the English countryside, you often think of endless hills and stunning coastlines. However, such is the variation available that the country also boasts waterfalls if you know where to look!
While not the biggest waterfall in England, this particular location, as the name suggests, is undoubtedly the most eye-catching. Forming on the River Tees, the 70-feet sheer drop is so powerful that it is slowly eroding the rock around it, gradually moving upstream over hundreds of years.
High Force waterfall forms part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making it a beautiful place to visit for outdoor enthusiasts.
Malham Cove, Yorkshire
If you’re looking for an atmospheric landmark, then Malham Cove could be perfect for you. A natural monument formed by a large Ice-age river, Malham Cove is a curved limestone formation, akin to a colosseum, with a curved wall over 200-feet high and 900-feet wide.
The face of Malham Cove is hugely popular with climbers, thanks to a variety of routes to the summit. Alternatively, you can walk around to the limestone pavement on top of Malham Cove for stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Seven Sisters, Sussex
Undoubtedly one of the most magical natural landmarks in the UK, Seven Sisters is perhaps the most enjoyable example of England’s famous white cliffs. Commonly associated with Dover, this location, 65 miles along the coast, features a series of undulating cliffs that are a joy to walk across.
Legend has it that the name is due to seven sisters who once lived between the dips of the hills. While it may also refer to the seven peaks, an eighth has been formed due to the constant erosion of the chalk cliffs.
Scafell Pike, Cumbria
If you’re looking to test your walking abilities, then head to the beautiful Lake District National Park and attempt England’s highest peak!
At around 3,200 feet above sea level, it is the highest ground for over 90 miles. Boasting stunning views and a challenging yet hugely enjoyable journey, it is definitely one of the most exciting mountains to climb in Britain!
Ultimately, this list is just the start when it comes to England’s natural landmarks. There are many others to discover across the country, particularly in the 34 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to be found across the country!
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