Love the outdoors? Love photography? Here’s where to head to capture stunning photos you won’t believe are from the UK
1. Tarn How, Lake District
The Lake District is not short of photographic spots, but Tarn How is one of the finest, with plenty of walking and hiking paths to explore as well.
2. Three Cliffs Bay, Gower Peninsular
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This Blue Flag beach near Swansea, Wales, is one of the most photographed in the UK. There’s plenty of outdoor activities in the surrounding area, including this two-hour hike.
3. Lydford Gorge, Dartmoor
Lydford Gorge is the deepest in the Southwest of England and features the impressive 30m-high Whitelady Waterfall along with a series of whirlpools known as The Devil’s Cauldron.
4. Castle Stalker, Loch Laich
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Castle Stalker boasts a stunning location on an island in Loch Laich, complete with a mountain backdrop. You might also recognise it from its role in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
5. Whinstone Lee Tor, Peak District
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A haven for bikers and walkers alike, Whinstone Lee Tor offers far-reaching views over Ladybower Reservoir and the surrounding hills.
6. Fairy Glen, River Conwy
Just one of many Instagram-friendly spots on the River Conwy, Fairy Glen is steeped in mystery and charm which has attracted many outdoor photographers to its banks over the years.
7. Thurne Mill, Norfolk Broads
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With big skies and winding waterways, the Norfolk Broads offer up some of England’s finest countryside views, including that of Thurne Mill above. Explore the Broads by canoe for added adventure.
8. Murlough Nature reserve, County Down
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Beaches, grasslands, woods and heath all meet at Murlough Nature Reserve, renowned for its bird watching and walking trails. There’s also views over the majestic Mourne mountains, including Slive Donard, the highest peak at 850m.
9. The Cuillin, Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye’s famous mountain range, The Cuillin, may look beautiful, but they harbour some of the UK’s most challenging and dangerous scrambling.
10. Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight
When the tide goes out, the already picturesque Freshwater Bay becomes even more intriguing, with hidden caves and rock pools suddenly exposed.
11. Bala Lake, Snowdonia
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On the edge of Snowdonia National Park, Lake Bala (Llyn Tegid in Welsh), boasts a stunning backdrop with the Aran Hills behind it. Look out for Teggie, the monster believed to inhabit its waters.