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The Countryside of England

Discover the countryside of England on your doorstep or on holiday

England is home to an extraordinarily varied landscape. It ranges in it’s diversity from the spectacular coastlines and sandy beaches of Cornwall through to the dramatic highest peak of Scafell Pike in Cumbria taking in rolling hills, heather clad moors, lush green valleys, woodlands, forests and more on it’s journey.

Winding Beck, Buttermere
Winding Beck, Buttermere

You can get out and discover that nature has something to offer in every month of the year, and everywhere in England you’re never far from a local park, walk, local nature reserve or even National Park.

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Useful Websites

Explore the English Countryside | VisitEngland

The official tourist board for England. Explore England’s countryside. Be inspired to get out into the English countryside at VisitEngland. With things to see and do throughout England.

Campaign to Protect Rural England

Protecting and shaping the English countryside. CPRE fights for a better future for England’s countryside.

Natural England

The government’s adviser for the natural environment in England, helping to protect England’s nature and landscapes for people to enjoy and for the services they provide.

The National Trust – Countryside

See how the number of places we protect has grown and learn more about the special places we care for.

Countryside News

RSS Rural affairs | The Guardian

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Rural Retreats in The English Countryside

Hundreds of rural retreats in idyllic locations from shepherd’s huts to charming cottages and grand country houses. Find self-catering accommodation to remember: Lake DistrictCotswoldsDartmoorPeak DistrictClwydian Range and Dee ValleyDedham ValeEast DevonNew ForestNorfolk CoastNorth DevonShropshire HillsSnowdoniaSouth DevonSouth DownsYorkshire Moors.

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