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Sunday, September 15, 2013
Secret Great British Walks
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 list suggests Dunstanburgh Castle on the Northumberland coast, between the villages of Craster and Embleton
The 14th century ruins have an impressive view of Embleton Bay
Minnowburn in Northern Ireland is one of the Trust's top ten secret trails only accessible by foot
Stowe House and gardens in Buckinghamshire
The Stowe Estate holds many secrets, among them gardens hidden for many years, monuments and waterfalls
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.
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 has views over the estuary of the River Fal and Falmouth Harbour, said to be the third largest natural harbour in the world.
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. 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