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Hawkshead:





(that bookshop btw is so gorgeous, crammed to the ceiling stacked volumes, the sort of place with quiet nooks and corners you can get lost in)

Although thinking about it though, i think maybe i'm wrong. Ignore this.
 

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Cannock Chase in West Mids :)

It's smalled AONB in mainland Britain but with one of largest Country Parks in UK in it. 50 years old this year (the AONB not the chase obviously ;) )
Worth a visit if your passing M6 as its home to a Commonwealth War and German War Cemetary, Katyn Massacre memorial, Iron Age Hill fort, plus 800 or so fallow deer and migrant Nightjars.


(http://flickr.com/photos/jennie_anderson/)


(http://flickr.com/photos/jennie_anderson/)

German War Cemetery

(http://flickr.com/photos/leftlung/)

Commonwealth Cemetery

(http://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/)
 

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Looking at the picture of Malham Cove the other day reminded me that Yorkshire has an awful lot of waterfalls. Malham Cove itself is what remains of a giant prehistoric waterfall, bigger than Niagara Falls.

Here are a few of those that still have water:

Water Ark Falls, North York Moors


Mallyan Spout, North York Moors


These are from the Yorkshire Dales...

Near Malham


Kisdon Force


Gordale Scar


Goit Stock


Carrack Force


Cote Gill


East Grain Beck
 

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We have some dunes in Yorkshire too, although probably not as pretty as Cape Cod's.

Spurn Head has been owned since 1960 by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and is a designated National Nature Reserve, Heritage Coast and is part of the Humber Flats, Marshes and Coast Special Protection Area...





At high tide...
 

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We haven't mentioned the Yorkshire Wolds so far. Although not as dramatic as the other landscapes we have featured, the Wolds do have a charm all of their own. The curious folding hills create an almost 'hidden' or 'secretive' effect in places. It's a great place for easy walking.

There are many interesting little places and things to see in the Wolds, including:

Rudston Monolith - Britain's tallest standing stone.


and Wharram Percy - a deserted Medieval village














The chalk uplands of the Wolds eventually end on the coast at Flamborough and (below) Bempton Cliffs
 

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Found a set of really beautiful pics of Cumbria on flickr, by tommy martin



An 800 metre high plateau.



Black Buttress.



Arthur's Pike



Forests



A tarn up in the mountains.



The western fells.

And i'm off there today, till Monday!
 

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Loch Coruisk and the Cuillin Ridge viewed from Sgurr na Stri, Skye:





Ben Starav rises to its full 1078m direct from sea level (Loch Etive below is a sea loch so there's a vertical kilometre of elevation in that picture).

 
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