Lake District Walks

 

Bracknell Forest

The Look Out Discovery Centre
Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7QW

An exciting hands-on, interactive science and nature exhibition with over 70 bright and fun filled exhibits. Launch the hot air balloon, freeze your shadow on the wall or play the harp with no strings. Set in 2,600 acres of Crown Estate woodland visitors can enjoy nature walks and cycle trails.

www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/lookout

 

Buckinghamshire

From the Thames to the Chilterns, Buckinghamshire offers an escape into contrasting landscape of tranquil woodlands and lively towns. Why not visit one of the Bucks Country Parks for acres of stunning scenery? Or unleash your imagination amongst the fascinating displays in the County Museum and Roald Dahl Gallery. Buckinghamshire – there’s something for everyone.

Chiltern

Magnificent rolling hills and acre upon acre of stunning countryside....that's the Chiltern District. Just 25 miles from the centre of London with easy road, rail and tube access, the Chilterns provides the perfect setting for an enjoyable day visit or relaxing countryside break. It's wealth of attractions (including Chenies Manor House and John Milton's cottage) , plus its wealth of countryside activities, picturesque villages and designer shops is guaranteed to provide a memorable visit.

For further information on our town, villages, attractions and accommodation visit our website at www.chiltern.gov.uk or call our information hotline on 01494 729492

 

Christchurch

A beautiful Saxon market town, situated on the spectacular Dorset coast just on the edge of the New Forest. Christchurch is famous for its magnificent 900 year old Priory Church, its fascinating heritage and vibrant floral displays. The impressive harbour, rivers and sandy beaches are ideal for water sports and fishing and combined with quality accommodation, excellent restaurants, unusual museums and award-winning attractions there something for everyone whatever your age.

www.christchurchtourism.info

 

 

East Dorset

Picturesque countryside, quaint villages, traditional pubs, local crafts, fine foods and friendly hospitality. Steeped in history, many traces of East Dorset’s rich and turbulent past remain for visitors to explore, from ancient monuments and museums, to stately homes and gardens. Sweeping chalk downlands, native woodland and tranquil river valleys – ideal for walking, cycling, fishing and escaping modern living!

For further information: www.visiteastdorset.com

Havant & Hayling Island

Escape to the one of the best coastal countryside experience in the south. Hayling Island offers a top quality environment with European Blue Flag Beaches, beach huts and family fun. Fantastic waterside walking around the harbours, brilliant watersports, great places to stay and good food making this a truly relaxing destination. Picturesque quaysides, specialist restaurants and colourful local events add uniqueness to this corner of Hampshire.

www.havant.gov.uk

 

 

Hamble Valley

From Food to Waterside to Contemporary Culture and the Great Outdoors, the Hamble Valley has it all! Enjoy beautiful Marinas, picturesque Country Parks, exquisite riverside restaurants, and soak up the strong sense of history. Ideal for a short break or fun day out for all the family. Visit

www.hamblevalley.com

Hampshire’s Countryside

This astonishingly beautiful part of Hampshire is only an hour from London and embraces the very best of the traditional English countryside. An unspoilt and varied landscape provides the ideal location for short breaks, whether cycling and walking, fishing in the internationally renowned chalk streams or simply for relaxation and escape.

 

East Hampshire

East Hampshire’s intimate landscape, a picturesque and unspoilt Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offers a relaxing retreat to enjoy year round country pursuits. Discover exquisite conservation villages, vibrant market towns, historic houses and gardens and homes of literary greats including Jane Austen and Gilbert White. Varied attractions appealing to all ages.

Website: www.easthants.gov.uk

North Hampshire

This delightful part of the county is home to the jet set who love its quiet beauty and geographical convenience – which is the reason why it’s so popular for short breaks.

The landscape is a patchwork of picturesque conservation villages, country lanes and rolling English countryside.

There are plenty of activities too, from historic houses and gardens, industrial heritage, militaria, canals and lots for kids, and the countryside is dotted with ancient hostelries, cosy B&Bs and some very fine country house hotels.

And it’s all just 1 hour from London or the coast.

For further information please contact the Basingstoke Tourist Information on: 01256 817618 or visit www.northhampshire.co.uk

 

 

The Test Valley

An astonishingly beautiful part of Hampshire and only an hour from London. It embraces the very best of the traditional English countryside. An unspoilt and varied landscape where dramatic escarpments contrasts with hidden leafy lanes and picturesque conservation villages. The Test Valley is an ideal location for short breaks whether cycling or walking, fishing in the internationally renowned chalk streams or simply for relaxation and escape.

www.visit-testvalley.org.uk

Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is the largest island off the coast of England. With a total land area of 147 square miles, there are more footpaths than roads and over half the Island is designated an Area of Outstanding Beauty whilst much of the coastline is designated 'Heritage Coast', a title awarded only to beaches of the highest quality in England and Wales.

www.islandbreaks.co.uk

 

New Forest

The New Forest is without doubt a place to escape the pressures of the modern world. Relax, unwind and recharge your batteries at anytime of the year - Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter!

Famous for its wandering ponies, this magic part of the Hampshire countryside was for centuries the favorite haunt of English Kings and it was William the Conqueror that named it his "New" hunting forest.

Today, The New Forest offers the visitor a wealth of places to visit to suit every taste. Whatever your preference, be it peace and solitude, visiting local places of interest, or participating in your favorite sport.

www.thenewforest.co.uk

North Oxfordshire

At the heart of Middle England lies North Oxfordshire with its historic market towns, pretty thatched villages, historic houses with beautiful gardens and rolling countryside. Local markets, special events and outlet shopping make it the ideal destination for your short break or holiday. Ideal tourism base for Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds

www.cherwell-dc.gov.uk

 

 

Oxfordshire Cotswolds

Discover the countryside that inspired William Morris, founder of the Arts and Crafts Movement, and continues to provide inspiration for countless contemporary artists and craft workers today. This outstanding countryside, parts of which are designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is best explored at a more gentle pace. Take time to explore the hidden valleys and gently contoured hills and discover picturesque cottages, beautiful churches and magnificent stately homes, including Blenheim Palace, Kelmscott Manor, Stanton Harcourt Manor, Chastleton House, Rousham House and fascinating ruins such as Minster Lovell Hall, North Leigh Roman Villa and the mystical Rollright Stones. Be inspired by the beauty of the area any time of year, each season throwing a different light on the ever-changing yet timeless scene.

www.oxfordshirecotswolds.org

Oxfordshire's White Horse Country

Only 100 kilometres from London, White Horse Country stretches from the edge of Oxford to the threshold of the Cotswolds. The rich farmlands have an unspoilt rural charm that compliments the historic bustling market towns of

Abingdon, Faringdon and Wantage. Experience the beautiful country homes, the untouched stretches of the River Thames and the peaceful, tranquil villages.

Whatever your interest, White Horse County has something for you.

www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk

 

 

Salisbury

Gateway to the county of Wiltshire, is full of historic treasures and the windswept uplands of Salisbury Plain are home to the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge, the impressive standing stones of Avebury and the Iron Age hillfort at Old Sarum. The county is dotted with fascinating carvings cut into the chalk of the hillsides. One way to discover this area is to follow the route of the Kennet & Avon Canal, which cuts through the county.

www.visitsalisbury.com

South Oxfordshire

Set in the heart of Thames and Chilterns Country , enjoy a visit to the country market towns of Heneley, Wallingford and Thame and the Industrial Heritage town of Didcot

Discover the many pretty villages and spectacular rolling countryside of South Oxfordshire, including the National Trails of the Thames Path and Ridgeway.

Enjoy the district’s many visitor attractions, from beautiful historic houses and gardens, to steam railways and relaxing boat trips along the River Thames

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Wycombe

Near to London but far away in terms of relaxation!!!
Visit Wycombe District offering a mixture of town and country for your enjoyment and pleasure.
Take a gentle stroll through the Chiltern Hills, villages and ancient beechwoods.
Visit National Trust properties on the doorstep.
Discover local chair making history at Wycombe Museum.
Take in the Thames Path at picturesque Marlow.
Ramble The Ridgway at Princes Risborough.
Watch Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park.

Find out about places to visit and things to do by calling:

High Wycombe Tourist Information Centre
Pauls Row
High Wycombe
HP11 2HQ
Tel: 01494 421892

Marlow Tourist Information Centre
31, High Street
Marlow
SL7 1AU
Tel: 01628 483597

For more information go to www.wycombe.gov.uk or e-mail: tourism_enquiries@wycombe.gov.uk