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Type of Website: Country Park

'Natural England recognises country parks as significant places that contribute to England's accessible natural greenspace. Many are located near or within towns and cities and therefore c ...
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Download the PDFs: '1. Penrhys Trail : - - : 2. Rhyslyn Walk : - - : 3. River and Railway Walk : - - : 4. Gyfylchi Ridgetop Trail : - - : 5. Old Parish Road Walk : - - : 6. Tarren Forgan Trail : - ...
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Category Hertsmere

'An Creagán is a superb site with a range of facilities and activities for families, couples, individuals and groups. Located between the historic town of Omagh and the market town of Cookstown at ...
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Download from the Website PDFs of four Trails: [1] Lakeside Trail (approx 1 mile) - - - [2] Meadows Trail (approx 1.5 miles) - - - : [3] Woodland Trail (approx 2.5 miles) - - - : [4] Millers Trail ...
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Category Redditch

'Astbury Mere Country Park occupies the site of a former sand quarry. The site encompasses 14ha of open space, just ten minutes walk from the town centre, with paths linking into the local ...
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Category Cheshire East

'There are many walks around Baggeridge; the official routes are: [1] The Easy Access - - - : [2] Toposcope Trail - - - : [3] Baggeridge Circular Walk - - - : [4] Baggeridge Woodland Walk'


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'The castle grounds feature two main pleasure gardens, one to the north of the house including rhododendrons and azaleas that reach full bloom in late May and early June. To the south is a walled g ...
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'The Lochalsh Woodland Walk is an attractively designed landscape open to the public throughout the year ... The estate also has over 23km of footpaths including woodland walks at the poli ...
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'This country park has a number of peaceful woodland walks to enjoy ... In the park you will find a pond/wetland area with a viewing platform, information point, and views out over the countryside. ...
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Category Dartford

'The Woodland Trust own and manage Belhus Chase which adjoins the Country Park to the South of Running Water Brook. A traditional parkland atmosphere is being encouraged through n ...
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Category Thurrock

Download from the Website PDF Map showing boundaries and paths.


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Category Slough

'For many years Bolam Lake has been a popular place for a day in the countryside. Take a leisurely stroll around the lake or explore the woodland. Bring a ...
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Category Castle Morpeth

'If you do not fancy tramping over the hills, the lower part of the Park is easily accessible with a tarmac driveway running through the middle that is mainly traffic-free and suitable for wheelcha ...
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Category Charnwood

'Brandon Country Park, located in Suffolk, was originally a country house with extensive parkland. It is not difficult to imagine Edwardian ladies and gentlemen walking on the lawns by the ...
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Category West Suffolk

'Operated by The Friends of Brickfields Country Park in conjunction with Rushmoor Borough Council, The Friends were formed in 1992 by a group of local residents wanting to become involved ...
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Category Rushmoor

'A network of 3 km of hard surfaced paths allow low mobility and wheelchair access to the majority of the more formal areas of the country park. These were refreshed using granite stone. All these ...
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Category Oadby & Wigston

'Burrs features a wide variety of different wildlife habitats - woodland, open space, wetland, ponds and waterways. The park is a great place to visit, an ideal spot for a range of activit ...
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Category Bury

[1] Garden Trail - - - : [2] Heritage Trail - - - : [3] Shore Trail - - - : [4] Woodland Trail - - - : [5] Biodiversity Trail - - - : [6] Fitness Trail - - - : [7] Larne Parkrun - - - : [8] Highway ...
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Castle Archdale Forest is 'a 520 hectare mixed broadleaved and coniferous lowland forest that lies along the shore of Lough Erne and includes a number of islands'.


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'Download PDF brochures for walking routes and taking full advantage of the enjoyment of the park': [1] Beaumont Leys & Its Parks - - - [2] Birds of Castle Hill Country Park - - - : [3] Bluebel ...
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Category Leicester

'Enjoy a walk through the surrounding picturesque woodland and along the Peak Forest Canal before stopping for refreshments inside the beautiful chapel. The wonderful new information trail around t ...
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Category Stockport

' ... We do have a couple of groups of Red Deer on site, if you are lucky enough to see them during your visits here we suggest you approach them slowly and remain a good distance from them, rememb ...
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Category Lichfield

'A nature trail takes in the River Stour and the Railway Walk, as well as other areas of the park. Walkers may wish to continue along the railway walk from the heart of the park into the w ...
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Category West Suffolk

'Today Clumber offers freedom to discover a ducal park and provides a haven for wildlife within an idyllic setting. With 3,800 acres of picturesque parkland and gardens, peaceful woodlands and a ma ...
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Category Bassetlaw

Park Sites 1. Barnbrock Campsite : - - : 2. Castle Semple Visitor Centre : - - : 3. Dalry Moor : - - : 4. Greenock Cut Visitor Centre : - - : 5. Haylie Brae : - - : 6. Locherwood : - - : 7 ...
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Category Renfrewshire

'The Colne Valley Park covers 43 square miles of varied scenery ranging from semi-urban to unspoilt countryside. The area to the north of the M40 is a distinct valley with rolling chalk hi ...
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Category Hillingdon

'The Cotswold Water Park is much much more than "a park"! An area of 40 square miles between Swindon and Cirencester, with 150 lakes, it has many different leisure providers and places to ...
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Category Cotswold

'The most accessible part of the Park is along the shore – Crawfordsburn and Helens Bay beaches where a broad, tarmac path makes the going easy. To the east – at Crawfords Beach the ramble must sto ...
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'One of Ireland's most important conservation areas, Crom is home to a wealth of wildlife. Discover it whether you are fishing, woodland walking, butterfly spotting or bird watching. At Crom you ca ...
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'Are you a boots or sandals sort of person? Whether you fancy a stout 2-hour hike with slopes to tramp up and streams to ford, or a leisurely 20-minute plod before ...
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'A seven mile network of paths already exists across the country park providing opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding. As the country park develops the path network and access links t ...
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'500 acres of countryside, walks, trails and family fun all within a mile of Aberdare.'


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'Daventry Country Park is a popular park ideally situated in the urban fringe of Daventry within 1 mile of the town centre, easily accessible by car, bicycle or on foot with the benefit of ...
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Category Daventry

'Four clearly waymarked Trails, each with its own information leaflet provide an ideal introduction to Durlston. All Trails begin at the Castle. A network of Public Footpaths criss-cross the site, ...
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Category Purbeck

'There are country walks throughout the park, through fine mature woodland and grasslands. You can see a varied habitat and a great variety of wildlife throughout the year.'


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Category Corby

'Three areas within the old boundaries of the old Eglinton estate have become nature reserves, first developed by Irvine Development Corporation (IDC), but now owned and managed by the Scottish Wil ...
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Category North Ayrshire

'The area was originally a gravel works, but has now been transformed into an attractive parkland setting covering 200 acres which is welcoming to visitors and encourages peace and relaxation ... T ...
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Category Milton Keynes

'A new piece of public artwork has been unveiled to mark the completion of a new walking and cycling route through Fairlop Waters Country Park near Barkingside in Redbridge, East London. T ...
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Category Redbridge

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'A designated nature reserve, it is also used by local conservation volunteer groups like Friends of Fryent Park and the Barn Hill Conservation Group, as well as recreation use. A ...
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Category Brent

'The park can be explored on foot, by bike or on horseback. Walkers can follow three waymarked trails from Chapel Lane car park, one of which leads to the main viewpoint which has a panorama that s ...
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Category Southend-on-Sea

Fancy a walk? 'We've put together three walks showing you the different faces of Haigh Country Park. Download them (free) ... :  [1] Green and Blue Walking Trails - - - : [2] Red Walking Trail - - ...
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Category Wigan

'The Park offers a variety of scenic walks. Follow either of the waymarked routes around the Park, or pick up a leaflet from the Visitor Centre and take a walk into the countryside around the Park. ...
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Category Bedford

'Most of the woodland paths near to the Visitor Centre are level, even and have a bound surface ... Woodland paths are made of compacted clay and stone.  Beyond the woods the paths are mostly natur ...
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Category Colchester

'The Friends Group aims to help the rangers in their work of maintaining and improving the park. We aim to promote the use and enjoyment of Hinchingbrooke Country Park and organise fund ra ...
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Category Huntingdonshire

'Members of the local community who walk to the Hirsel from Coldstream are not formally charged – although there are a number of honesty boxes at the Homestead and in Dundock Wood, for those people ...
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Category Berwickshire

'Situated on the banks of the River Hamble, there are picturesque views across the river valley. As you explore the park the scene alters from amazing Victorian landscaped gardens with lakes, islan ...
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Category Fareham

The Website features a Picture Walking Tour which 'will take you through a rural landscape of fields, hedgerows, woods and ponds of great wildlife and historical value'.


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Category Epsom & Ewell

'All routes are on well-defined wide grassy paths or tracks. The longer route [7.5 miles] has two short road sections (care is needed) and it climbs down and then up the North Downs scarp slope abo ...
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Category Maidstone

Download from the Website PDFs of three (Adult) Walks: [1] Commemorative Garden Trail - - - : [2] Water Lily Walk - - - : [3] Middleton Lakes Circular Walk - - - (plus Three Children's Walks)


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Category South Bucks

'The Country Park has a number of marked walking trails of varying lengths and difficulty. There are also many paths and tracks that can be followed. The marked trails and other walks on and around ...
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Category Bromsgrove

'The Country Park boasts an excellent fitness trail, including many large frames set up for free use
which draws people from a wide area around Lightwater..'


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Category Surrey Heath

'A rural haven of relaxation and recreation ... There's something for everyone, from the zealous sports lover to the casual visitor who relishes the outdoor life. The extensive facilities offer con ...
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'Once a medieval deer park and the estate of Lullingstone Castle, this historic park now provides 460 acres of public space ... Lullingstone is internationally important for its collection of ancie ...
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Category Sevenoaks

'Lydiard Park is Swindon's foremost historic park. It is a designated Country Park, which includes the striking Palladian House with many of its original contents, and is the setting to on ...
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Category Swindon

'Margam Country Park was announced the WINNER of the Green Flag People's Choice Award for 2013 voted as the NATION'S favourite park in a public vote. This was extra to the The People's Cho ...
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'A network of paths leads the visitor through the parkland to the lake, the arboretum, and the play area. For the more adventurous, the park is ideally located as a starting base to explore the wid ...
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'The park is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day ... The Trust works closely with community, business, schools and charity groups to create inclusive access to outdoor sport, leisure and education ...
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'The 128 acres of former landfill site now offers a large natural play area, a community events space, as well as an extensive network of paths through areas of different meadow, scrub and aquatic ...
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Category Swale

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Category Angus

'The routes range in distance from 3/4 mile to 5 miles and are easy to follow. The walking routes are waymarked on the ground with round posts with the appropriate coloured band. However, a detaile ...
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Category East Dorset

'Before reaching Ferry Meadows Country Park, the River Nene passes through the Trust's agricultural estate which lies between the River and the villages of Ailsworth, Castor and Sutton. Th ...
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Category Peterborough

'In the steep, wooded Glen of the Burntollet River, south-west of Derry/Londonderry, lies Ness Country Park. 55 hectares of mixed woodland along with open parkland make up the Park which e ...
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Category Derry & Strabane

'There are four circular routes and trails that are great for families or those who do not want a long walk/hike: 1. Harlaw Woodland Walk - 2 miles/3.5 km, easy ... 2. Great Glen Mystery/Glencorse ...
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Category Midlothian

'There are currently two themed trails to follow in Pollok Country Park: [1] Food Trail - - - : [2] Wood Trail'


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Category City of Glasgow

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'The site is a mosaic of habitats for wildlife including wildflower hay meadows, species-rich hedgerows, semi-natural woodland and new woodland plantations, wet grassland, scrub, lakes and brook. T ...
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Category Chesterfield

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Category Wakefield

'There is a choice of paths and waymarked trails around the country park which follow easy access stone or woodchip surfaced paths. Queenswood is situated at the t ...
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Category Hereford

'The "All Paths Lead to the Hill" project was launched in September 2013 and is a two year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It is a partnership between Gloucestershire Wild ...
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Category Gloucester

'The 750 acre park hosts a number of walking and cycling routes which link to the Trans Pennine Trail and Route 6 Sustrans.There are 5 lakes of which the main lake is 1 mile in length and utilised ...
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Category Rotherham

'In August 1993 the park was officially handed over to Rushcliffe Borough Council by Nottinghamshire County Council. In fierce controversy the park was named "Rushcliffe Country Park" whilst it had ...
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Category Rushcliffe

'Samphire Hoe is a new piece of land created by Eurotunnel during the construction of the Channel Tunnel.
Find out more details on the Creation of Samphire Hoe Samphire Hoe covers a 3 ...
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Category Dover

'There are two waymarked Nature Trails, one 1½ miles long and the other 2½ miles long, and there are many other woodland paths to explore. The Country Park is planted with a mixture of eve ...
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'The Country Park lies in the heart of West Bromwich and can be found just off Junction 1 of the M5 motorway. It is just 10 minutes walk from West Bromwich town centre and is open throughout the ye ...
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Category Sandwell

'The park covers an area of 600 acres of varied landscape and has 18 miles of footpaths. It lies between the former pit towns of Heanor and Ilkeston. The other main entrance is at Mapperley, off th ...
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Category Amber Valley

The site includes the eco-friendly visitor centre and café, a sensory garden, orienteering, fishing lakes, a trim trail and picnic and play areas – not to mention to 292 acres of rolling woodlands, ...
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Category Gravesham

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Category Bolton

''The Park, which is managed to create an environmentally-sympathetic parkland habitat, overlooks Mountsandel Wood and members of the public can enjoy a continuous riverside walk southwards from Co ...
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'South Norwood Country Park is an amazing and unique nature reserve with 125 hectres of wetland, lakes and meadows, it is home to a huge array of plants and animals. We have the countryside on our ...
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Category Croydon

'The Friends of St Ives is a group of volunteers who first gathered in 2003 to ensure that future developments to St Ives near Bingley in West Yorkshire (UK), are in keeping with the way t ...
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Category Bradford

'In the early 1980's the Groundwork Trust and Knowsley Council created Stadt Moers Park, capping off the now defunct landfill and planting the grasses and trees we see to ...
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Category Knowsley

'The Country Park is set within two distinct areas - the Brushes Valley in Millbrook and smaller sites at Carrbrook, which are linked by footpaths, tracks and bridleways. Ponds and small pockets of ...
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Category Tameside

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