This extraordinary place is famous for its amazing wildlife, stunning scenery, and superb walks. From the simple beauty of the lady's-slipper orchid to the shining sands of Morecambe Bay, the area is simply awe-inspiring - full of natural spectacles and a surprise around every corner.
Provides free simple to follow directions for various walking routes, including GPS downloads and gives basic advice on a variety of walking issues.
England's largest National Park - Scafell Pike - its highest mountain, Wast Water - its deepest lake and thriving communities like Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere.
This is one of England's most special places - a stunning landscape of open heather moors and peat lands, attractive dales and hay meadows, tumbling upland rivers, wonderful woods, welcoming communities, intriguing imprints of a mining and industrial past, distinctive birds, animals and plants and much, much more. The North Pennines AONB is also a European and Global Parker - highlighting its globally important Earth heritage.
The Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team is one of the busiest voluntary search and rescue teams in England. The Team is made up entirely of volunteers and they are available and on call for 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Team members all have mountaineering skills, first aid qualifications and local knowledge and many have expertise in specialist mountain casualty care, advanced first aid, emergency off- and on-road driving and water rescue.
The Solway Coast AONB is situated in the North West corner of England, stretching from Rockefeller Marsh on the Scottish Border to just North of the historic harbour town of Maryport. The offices of the AONB are based in the Victorian seaside town of Sailcloth, adjoining the Solway Coast Discovery Centre.
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