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Abney Park Trust
London, United Kingdom
The Trust manages a 32-acre woodland memorial garden, nature reserve, and heritage chapel...
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The Blue Pool
Wareham, Dorset, England
Surrounded by 20 acres of tranquil woods and heathland, criss-crossed by sandy paths which climb to views of the Purbeck Hills or lead down steps to the water’s edge...
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Grizedale Forest
Ambleside, United Kingdom
2,500 hectares of forest in the heart of the Lake District, where you can walk or cycle (bikes available for hire) along miles of way marked trails...
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Kingsbury Water Park Information Centre
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, England
620 acres of woodland and waterside walks, adventure playgrounds, bird hides, Children’s Farm and more. An ideal starting point for exploring North Warwickshire...
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Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park
Balloch, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Regional park, managed by Loch Lomond Park Authority and situated to the north west of Glasgow. Covering 44,200 hectares of land, ranging from a 'tundra-like' world at 3000 ft to the sheltered marshes and woodlands...
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Moors Valley Country Park and Forest
Near Ringwood, Dorset, England
When planning a family day out, Moors Valley Country Park and Forest is a must because of the sheer variety of things to see and do...
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National Trust Morden Hall Park
Merton, Morden, England
An Arcadian country estate enveloped by London and saved by a far-sighted philanthropist. Set over 125 acres the park is a haven for various wildlife from Herons to kingfishers and frogs to fish due to its incredible habit diversity...
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Open Gardens Squares Weekend
City of Westminster, London, England
Established in 1998, Open Garden Squares Weekend takes place annually in June and is the London Parks & Gardens Trust’s highest profile event, underpinned by the Trust’s aim of increasing knowledge and the appreciation of London’s green, open space network...
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Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is mainly a coastal National Park and one of the smallest. The Authority works to conserve the landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Park and create opportunities for people to enjoy and understand its special qualities...
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Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve
Wareham, Dorset, England
The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve, managed by the Dorset Wildlife Trust, is the longest established Voluntary Marine Nature Reserve (VMNR) in the UK. Because VMNR status does not offer any extra legal protection to the wildlife of the area, visitors and users are encouraged to contribute to safeguarding the site for future generations...
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The Royal Parks
City of Westminster, London, England
Millions of Londoners and tourists visit the eight Royal Parks for free each year. The 5,000 acres of historic parkland provide unparalleled opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the heart of the capital...
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Royal Parks, The: Richmond Park: Isabella Plantation & Pembroke Lodge
Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom
At 2,500 acres, this historic deer park is the largest of London’s Royal Parks and the largest enclosed urban park in Europe, providing woodlands with ancient trees, open vistas, grasslands and the chance to watch deer roaming...
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Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park

Description

Regional park, managed by Loch Lomond Park Authority and situated to the north west of Glasgow. Covering 44,200 hectares of land, ranging from a 'tundra-like' world at 3000 ft to the sheltered marshes and woodlands, the Park inspires love and respect from those who know it well. The Park Authority conserves the natural and heritage values of the park and promotes the economic and social interests of the local community.

Also has an office in Callander:
52-54 Main Street
Callander
FK17 8BD
Tel 01389 722600
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 1389 722 600
Email: info@lochlomond-trossachs.org
Web: www.lochlomond-trossachs.org

Location

Carrochan,
Carrochan Road,
Balloch G83 8EG
United Kingdom

Key Words

Scotland, Loch Lomond, Glasgow, Park, outdoor, nature, conservation, Trossachs

Creation Date: 
Tuesday, 24 March, 2015 - 13:02
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, 24 March, 2015 - 13:02

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National Trust Morden Hall Park

Description

An Arcadian country estate enveloped by London and saved by a far-sighted philanthropist.

Set over 125 acres the park is a haven for various wildlife from Herons to kingfishers and frogs to fish due to its incredible habit diversity.

Location

Morden Hall Road,
Morden SM4 5JD
United Kingdom

Key Words

Park, Gardens, National Trust, Countryside, rural, walking,

Creation Date: 
Tuesday, 2 June, 2015 - 18:30
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, 2 June, 2015 - 18:30

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Open Gardens Squares Weekend

Description

Established in 1998, Open Garden Squares Weekend takes place annually in June and is the London Parks & Gardens Trust’s highest profile event, underpinned by the Trust’s aim of increasing knowledge and the appreciation of London’s green, open space network.

Over 200 hidden, private, secret and little-known gardens open their gates to the public across 27 London boroughs. Gardens range from the historic and traditional to the new and experimental, including London squares, private gardens, roof gardens, community allotments, urban farms, ecology centres, pop-up gardens, pocket parks, gardens belonging to historic buildings, institutions, cafes, schools and shops.

The Weekend includes cycle and walking tours, and many gardens also host family-friendly activities, plant sales and pop-up events.

2015 Weekend tickets: £10 in advance and £12 over the Weekend. Under 12s go free. National Trust members get 25% discount.

For more information and tickets visit: www.opensquares.org

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7839 3969
Email: ogsw@opensquares.org
Web: www.opensquares.org

Location

Duck Island Cottage,
C/O The Store Yard, St James's Park,
London SW1A 2BJ
United Kingdom

Key Words

gardens, green, spaces, gardening, parks

Memberships & Accreditations

Open Garden Squares Weekend is presented by the
London Parks & Gardens Trust (registered charity, no. 1042337) in association
with the National Trust

Creation Date: 
Thursday, 4 June, 2015 - 07:40
Last Updated: 
Thursday, 4 June, 2015 - 07:40

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Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve

Description

The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve, managed by the Dorset Wildlife Trust, is the longest established Voluntary Marine Nature Reserve (VMNR) in the UK. Because VMNR status does not offer any extra legal protection to the wildlife of the area, visitors and users are encouraged to contribute to safeguarding the site for future generations by treating the wildlife and the environment with respect. The reserve was established in 1978, in recognition of the high nature conservation value of the area and the suitability of the site - Kimmeridge Bay in particular, for marine education. The Fine Foundation Marine Centre, with interactive displays and aquaria, provides a fascinating and vital source of information, encouraging all ages to explore the bay.

An unusual double low tide allows extra time for exploring the more interesting ledges and pools along the lower edges of the shore and the best low tides (spring tides) always occur in the early to mid-afternoon - ideal for most visitors. Divers have known about the rich sublittoral habitats around Purbeck for many years and Kimmeridge is a favourite launching point for dive-boats. The many wrecks in the area are well visited, but natural reefs and seaweed gardens are also popular.

Location

Kimmeridge Bay,
Wareham, Dorset BH20 5PF
United Kingdom

Key Words

Purbeck, marine, wildlife, reserve, Dorset Wildlife Trust, conservation, bay, Kimmeridge

Creation Date: 
Monday, 1 February, 2016 - 18:27
Last Updated: 
Monday, 1 February, 2016 - 18:27

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The Blue Pool

Description

Surrounded by 20 acres of tranquil woods and heathland, criss-crossed by sandy paths which climb to views of the Purbeck Hills or lead down steps to the water’s edge. The Teahouse offers morning coffee, lunches and cream teas with homemade scones.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 1929 551 408
Email: info@bluepooluk.com
Web: www.bluepooluk.com

Location

Furzebrook,
Wareham, Dorset BH20 5AT
United Kingdom

Key Words

Purbeck, Hills, Dorset. woods, heathland, wildlife, conservation, Wareham Bears

Creation Date: 
Monday, 1 February, 2016 - 17:04
Last Updated: 
Monday, 1 February, 2016 - 17:04

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The Royal Parks

Description

Millions of Londoners and tourists visit the eight Royal Parks for free each year. The 5,000 acres of historic parkland provide unparalleled opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the heart of the capital. A simple walk or a picnic in the park; sport; top quality entertainment; community and education projects - all waiting for you. If it's history and architecture you're after, the Parks have hundreds of buildings, statues, and memorials, giving a fascinating insight into London's heritage. The Royal Parks manages these spaces and almost everything in them. It also conserves the Parks to ensure future generations can enjoy them too. The parks are: Bushy Park (with the Longford River); The Green Park; Greenwich Park; Hyde Park; Kensington Gardens; The Regent's Park (with Primrose Hill); Richmond Park; and St James's Park.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 300 061 2000
Email: support@royalparksfoundation.org
Web: www.supporttheroyalparks.org

Location

The Old Police House, Hyde Park,
London W2 2UH
United Kingdom

Key Words

royal, park, Hyde, Greenwich, Kensington, Bushy, Regent’s, Richmond, St Jame’s, London, parkland, visit, walking

Creation Date: 
Tuesday, 22 September, 2015 - 12:45
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, 22 September, 2015 - 12:45

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