Britain's Natural Wonders: Llechwedd Slate Caverns Burrowed deep in Snowdonia’s heart, Llechwedd has played an important part in the history of slate mining town Blaenau Ffestiniog, dubbed ‘the town that roofed the world’, such was its abundance of the grey stuff.
Britain's Natural Wonders: Norfolk Lavender Fields (Heacham, North Norfolk) Norfolk's fertile earth has long-since nursed every variety of lavender, and around Caley Mill in the north of the county, growers have cultivated them into vast carpets of flowers.
Britain's Natural Wonders: Loch Awe (Argyll and Bute, West Scotland) A certain mythical monster might ensure that Loch Ness steals the lion’s share of tourists, but Scotland’s myriad lakes — glassy expanses of water in undulating landscapes — are almost all worth viewing.
Britain's Natural Wonders: Gaping Gill (Yorkshire Dales) You may have heard the name, but surprisingly few people have been to this huge chasm amid the limestone splendour of the Yorkshire Dales, the result of centuries of gentle lapping by the waters of nearby Fell Beck.
Britain's Natural Wonders: Worms Head (Gower Penninsula, Wales) The risk of being marooned only adds to the thrill of visiting Worms Head. This mile-long limestone promontory, literally meaning ‘dragon’ in old English, lies at the westernmost point of the Gower peninsula, Wales’s most beautiful sweep of coastline.
Britain's Natural Wonders: The Dark Hedges (Near Armoy, Northern Ireland) Hit television series Game of Thrones saw one of Northern Ireland's most loved landmarks, the Dark Hedges, introduced to a whole new audience when they featured in the second series.
Britain's Natural Wonders: Surprise View (Peak District) With a name like Surprise View, cynics might expect to be heading for disappointment. Just 20 minutes from Sheffield, however, Surprise View offers up delightful scenic rewards for minimum effort.
Britain's Natural Wonders: Duncansby Stacks (Caithness, Scotland) The North Atlantic has carved out some prize exhibits on the Scottish Highlands’ red sandstone coastline over the past 380 million years.