Lulworth CoveEngland

The Top 10 Most Amazing Coastal Walks in England

Access to the coastline is rather easy in England, with much of it consisting of footpaths, and sections of it consisting of land owned by charities and organisations such as the National Trust, Natural England and local authorities, which are open to the public. Long-distance paths also border large swathes of the coast, such as the 1,000 km/630-mile-long South West …

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England, Scotland, Wales

Protecting Our Oceans

Protecting Our Oceans is a campaign and mission statement by the National Trust which supports the designation, and effective management, of all protected areas along the British coastline. This includes shoreline and marine environments, and even areas of land bordering the coastline that are of ecological or environmental importance. As a large British coastal land owner, maintaining marine and shoreline …

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England, Scotland, Wales

Shifting Shores

Shifting Shores is a report that was produced by the National Trust in 2005, which investigated how the British coastline is likely to change over the next 100 years, particularly in response to projected rising sea levels. It centred around the likely impacts that increases in coastal flooding and erosion rates would have on both the coastal environment, and land …

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England, Scotland, Wales

The National Trust – Its Role in Protecting the British Coastline

The National Trust is a charity that owns and maintains large areas of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with the aim of conserving the heritage of a multitude of buildings and natural landscapes. In Scotland, a separate and independent National Trust for Scotland exists, with the same aim. The charity maintains areas including country estates and stately homes, sections of …

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beach pollutionEngland, Scotland, Wales

How does the National Trust Tackle Litter Pollution? – Beach Clean-Up Events and Other Initiatives

Many of the coastal areas owned by the National Trust include beaches that are popular with visitors, particularly during the summer months and other holiday periods such as around Eastertime. Although the majority of visitors ensure that they leave no litter behind, a small but unfortunately significant proportion of people are not very aware of the environment, and leave waste …

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MorarScotland

Large Fjords, Craggy Peaks and Wooded Valleys – Kyle of Lochalsh to Oban

Surrounded by giant mountains, craggy hills, extensive coastal lochs (or fjords), and vast peninsulas, this section of coastline runs along the western limit of the Scottish Highlands. Along with the entire stretch of coastline that borders the Scottish Highlands, this is arguably the most extreme coastal landscape seen in the British Isles. Two broad sections of the coast are described …

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CardiffWales

Cardiff Bay, Towering Cliffs & Extensive Sand Dunes – The Chepstow to Port Talbot Coastline

This article covers the stretch of the South Wales coastline from the England/Wales border (near the town of Chepstow) and the River Neath estuary, which is located between the towns of Port Talbot and Swansea. The coastline includes rural areas intercepted by several towns, including the towns of Barry, Porthcawl and Port Talbot, and the port city of Cardiff. The …

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Wales

The Snowdonia Coast, the Llŷn Peninsula and the Menai Strait – The Central and Northern Gwynedd Coastline

Running from the coastal town of Barmouth to the town of Bangor, this stretch of coastline runs close to the amazing mountainous landscape of Snowdonia, stretches around the rugged Llŷn Peninsula, and borders the Menai Strait which divides the Isle of Anglesey from the mainland. An incredibly scenic section of Welsh coastline, this area attracts many tourists from far and …

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