The south west of England is blessed with three pockets of moorland - the two largest being Dartmoor and Exmoor. Exmoor, in West Somerset and North Devon, is particularly scenic, as it runs down to the cliff-ringed coast of the Bristol Channel and has some delightful fishing villages within it.
Brimham Rocks is a 454-acre Site of Special Scientific Interest(SSSI), near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, on Brimham Moor in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The site is known for its water and weather-eroded rocks, which were formed over 325 million years ago and have assumed fantastic shapes.
Cannock Chase, often referred to locally as The Chase, is a mixed area of countryside in the county of Staffordshire, England. The area has been designated as the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Chase gives its name to the Cannock Chase local government district and is a former Royal forest.
The limestone slopes and plateau of the Mendip Hills in Somerset provide a distinctive local landscape. They overlook the beautiful lakes of the Chew Valley and the tiny city of Wells, and are dotted with caves and subterranean passageways, which are attractive to potholers. Within the Mendips lies the impressive Cheddar Gorge.
Straddling the English border, near Whitchurch in Shropshire and Wrexham in Wales, lies one of the biggest and best raised bogs in Britain. Its astonishingly varied wildlife makes it a place of international importance. Three ancient "bog bodies" have also been found here.
The Ridgeway is an ancient trackway described as Britain's oldest road running from Wiltshire to the Thames at Streatley. It has been extended to Ivinghoe Beacon in the Chilterns to form an 87 mile National Trail.