our longest lake (Windermere), and has a lot of very beautiful landscapes and old buildings including fine country houses with superb gardens (Dalemain and Acorn Bank), castles (Carlisle, Lowther, Brougham, Brough, Appleby, Penrith, Pendragon). It has over 200 ancient sites (including about a quarter of the stone circles in England with some of the oldest).
Fell walking, rock climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, boating and riding are some of the popular outdoor pursuits.
Cumbria is a very beautiful County in northwest England. It has rolling hills, green valleys, high mountains and lots of lakes and rivers.
It is famous for having The Lake District with England’s highest mountain (Sca Fell),
Scotland has a lot of beautiful countryside, great wildlife, vibrant cottage industries, many fine old buildings and a rich cultural and scientific heritage.
The Scott Monument
The Forth Road Bridge
Known in Victorian times as ‘The Smoke’ for its foul air quality then, London is probably cleaner now than it has ever been. Guerilla Geographers like Daniel Raven-Ellison are looking at London with a new eye and noting some amazing facts about this ‘Nature City’. Conceiving-the-greater-london-national-park
Daniel points out on his website http://www.greaterlondonnationalpark.org.uk that London extends some 1500 km in area, roughly the size of South Yorkshire, is almost half green space and about 60% open area. With 8 million trees, it can fairly be described as the world’s largest urban forest by Forestry Commission England; that’s roughly one tree per human resident and the people share the territory with about 13,000 other native and exotic species, in two Nature reserves, 3000 Parks, 3 million gardens, 30,000 allotments and a host of overgrown cemeteries.
This gallery shows images of artisans and craftspeople in Scotland taken by Andy Luck of Wildopeneye Films Ltd.