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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Secret Great British Walks

White Cliffs of Dover

The list is topped by a walk along the White Cliffs of Dover. The Trust has made a new route available, to the South Foreland Lighthouse, affording previously unseen views. 

The White Cliffs of Dover seen from sea-level
The White Cliffs of Dover seen from sea-level

Dunstanburgh Castle
The list suggests Dunstanburgh Castle on the Northumberland coast, between the villages of Craster and Embleton

Embleton Bay
The 14th century ruins have an impressive view of Embleton Bay

Minnowburn in Northern Ireland
Minnowburn in Northern Ireland is one of the Trust's top ten secret trails only accessible by foot

Stowe House and gardens
Stowe House and gardens in Buckinghamshire

The Stowe Estate
The Stowe Estate holds many secrets, among them gardens hidden for many years, monuments and waterfalls

Malham Falls
Janet, the queen of fairies is said to live in the cave behind waterfall at Janet's Foss. The walk from Malham in the Yorkshire Dales is rich with the smell of wild garlic in the summer.

Trelissick in Cornwall
A walk in the mild Cornish air of Trelissick Gardens can lead you to the Roundwood Iron Age Fort or the 18th century water tower.

Trelissick Garden
Trelissick Garden has views over the estuary of the River Fal and Falmouth Harbour, said to be the third largest natural harbour in the world.

Attingham House
The National Trust has negotiated access to Attingham House in Shropshire as part of the Great British Walk series

Sizergh Castle in the Lake District
Sizergh Castle in the Lake District. A walk from the Castle car park through Brigsteer Woods, Wells Garth and Holeslack Farm leads to the well-hidden Holeslack Wood, where some of the yew trees are over 1,600 years old.

The National Trust owned Erddig Hall near Wrexham in Wales
The National Trust owned Erddig Hall near Wrexham in Wales

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