View over Greenwich


Hundred-year-old trees in Berkeley Square, in London's luxurious Mayfair district


Jewish family in Walthamstow Marshes near the Hasidic Jewish neighbourhoods Stamford Hill and Upper Clapton


Finsbury Park


Kite-flying in Finsbury Park


There's a huge gas container in the middle that's attached to the vertical steel girders with wheels, and when the gas pressure increases, the container slides up the girders (out of an underground water tank), increasing its volume, and thus lowering gas pressure


The golf course in Queen's Park


The Grand Union Canal, part of the channel network crossing London


The 220km-long Grand Union Canal in Perivale, Northwest London


Autumn in Green Park


Decorated pedestrian subway leading to Green Park


Greenwich and Canary Wharf


Life in Hampstead Heath


Stargazing by the Highgate (or Hampstead) Ponds in Hampstead Heath


There's some pretty serious angling going on in Hampstead


Two rows of houses usually enclose two rows of gardens in residential London


Laundramatic - coin op cleaners


Mist over the New River near Finsbury Park


Spring along the New River in Harringay


Summer in Finsbury Park


The huge number of parks in London mean they are accessible to virtually everyone


Park life


Finsbury Park is one of the largest parks in North London, and has tennis and streetball courts, a baseball and a softball diamond, an American football field (quite rare in London), a bowling green (for the sport 'bowls'), plus a huge amount of grass to lie on


Playground in a park in Upper Holloway near Archway


Some trees just won't let go - the dead of winter in Queen's Park


An important South America vs. Eastern Europe match in Queen's Park


A secret lake


Deer in Richmond Park, the largest park in London


People warily approaching a herd of deer in Richmond Park


View from Alexandra Park


Alexandra Park


The little park next to Chandos Road in Stratford


Small parcels in Southgate Chase Allotments


Relaxing in St James's Park


A day off in Alexandra Park


Alexandra Park


View from Alexandra Palace, situated on a hill in North London


Alexandra Park


View to the south


Muswell Hill and Crouch End with Canary Wharf in the distance


North and East London


Sunset over Crouch End and Canary Wharf


Walthamstow Marshes, while also bordered by several industrial areas, are a very nice getaway in Hackney


2km long Southend Pier


Landscape, Thames Estuary


Southend Pier is the longest pier in the world


Will be usable again in about 6-10 hours






Sunset With Distant Boat


Looking back from Lose Hill at Back Tor


The top


Farmland near Edale


Grazing sheep


Fields in the White Peak (the gentler part of the Peak District)


The Back Tor-Mam Tor ridge


Moorland in the Peak District


Path leading down to Edale


The ridge path between Hollins Cross and Back Tor


Looking towards Mam Tor (the hill on the left)


Green valley


Back Tor


The Peak District's colors


Climbing the path leading to Hollins Cross




Hope valley




The woods around Matlock Bath.


Forest pathway.


Cliff-top view of some of Matlock Bath's houses.


Alum Bay, Isle of Wight


The colorful rocks of Alum Bay


The Needles


View from Foreland Point - the beautifully named Desolation Point is not far from here


The road leading back to Lynton from the nearby hills


English countryside


View of the Valley of Rocks and Woody Bay from the top of Hollerday Hill


View from the top of Countisbury Hill, a short but very steep drive away from Lynmouth


British farm


The peninsula called Foreland Point


On the way to the tip of Foreland Point (which is about 3-4km from Lynmouth)


Please Shut All Gates - the sign implies this is a public right of way (ie. a public path crossing private land), but you need to check the map to be sure


The road leading down to the village of Lynmouth - it _is_ steep.


The village of Lynmouth - despite its popularity with tourists - has fortunately managed to avoid real estate developers


The oceanside village of Lynmouth, at the shared estuary of the East Lyn and West Lyn rivers - the area is sometimes called The English Switzerland


Gathering clouds over Lynmouth and Foreland Point


Lynmouth and Countisbury HIll


Lobster pots on Lynmouth pier - the lobster season hasn't begun yet


Probably the world's biggest 'piggy bank' - collecting money for the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society


Road trip


On the way to the Valley of Rocks


View from a strange heart-shaped terrace over Lynmouth harbour and Foreland Point


Only 6 months until summer...


Beware of the sheep - and indeed, we did have a few surprise encounters with a few sheep that clearly didn't understand what we were doing on their road


The sheep


The bay of Lynmouth village


Beware of the Batman


Signposts indicate the route of the 630-mile (1000km) South West Coast Path, one of the the longest National Trails in England


View through a hedge separating farms in Exmoor


The Valley of Rocks


By the river


On the coast of Hunstanton


Birds circling over the North Sea


The Hunstanton coast


A sign describing the Norfolk Coast Path, which used to be a road used in Roman times


This part of the North Sea is called The Wash, which is actually a large estuary fed by several rivers


By the sea


Locals love wearing flipflops while also wearing coats and big scarves (it was about 15 degrees Celsius)


Tree permanently deformed by the strong winds


The tangled branches of the deformed tree


Sheep fence at the foot of the Seven Sisters


Seven Sisters Country Park


A great location for rugby and football pitches


The colours of the sea


By the sea


10 degrees Celsius


Birling Gap


The Seven Sisters cliffs as seen from the top of the first peak, Haven Brow


Sheep fence near Haven Brow overlooking the Cuckmere Haven


The Quarry is a large park by the River Severn


An eccentric tree


The Quarry park and Kingsland Bridge - the toll bridge was built in the 19th century and it costs 10p for a car to cross it (at least in 2007)


Garden sprinkler turned up a bit too high - the countryside near the Suffolk coast


Dog's perspective




The Borough of Broxbourne (Hertfordshire), 20 minutes north of London


Not Utah - the fishing huts of the Dungeness peninsula with railways next to them (these used to launch boats when this was still a thriving fishing community)


Only about 40 fishermen remain in the area - the boats of the rest are left rotting on land


Old fishing boat




An example of the old machinery lying around


Clothes hanger; the rows of pylons in the background carry electricity from Dungeness Nuclear Power Station located a mile from here


Hut with a view


Emma Jane with one of the remaining lighthouses in the background


On the beach




Boat winch


Fishing nets


The Dungeness Pyramid?






Fair chance


Gutted boat


Boat launching tracks


The still operational 15-inch(!) gauge Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway


Mobile hut


Houses in Dungeness Village are apparently quite sought after among people who like the area's desolate and remote atmosphere


The remote entrance of Dungeness Village


Turn spider nut till hard against collar


A delicate power balance


The Mere Nature Reserve surrounding Framlingham Castle


Overlooking the Mere


Dowdell's Wood, next to which the route passes (near the village of Ayot St Peter)


Dowdell's Wood in spring


The National Cycle Network is maintained by the charity Sustrans (Sustainable Transport)


Hikers, who have just traversed the arete Striding Edge, approaching the summit


Derelict dam in the valley under Helvellyn




The Lake District


Top of the world


Gentler paths leading down Helvellyn's sides


The summit plateau of Helvellyn (in the 1920 even a plane landed here)


Along Striding Edge


The Lake District's indigenous Herdwick sheep




The arete Striding Edge on a busy day (it's not the easiest way to the summit but by far the best, perhaps apart from its sister Swirral Edge on the other side of the valley)


View from Helvellyn's summit towards the west


View towards the East


The valley and the Red Tarn


Farmland in a glacial valley by Ullswater


A park by buildings belonging to the University of Rochester


The turquoise waters of England


The white cliffs of Dover (this is a few miles from the town of Dover)


Dog poop bin


Looking across the English Channel


Fence near the top of Shakespeare's Cliff


Fishing on Samphire Hoe - reclaimed land made from the soil removed during the construction of the Channel Tunnel


Looking towards Folkestone


English hikers


Information sign containing information, among others, on when high tides are, when dusk sets in, and a warning about adders (venomous snakes) active in the grass


Under the cliffs of Dover


Along the North Downs Way, a 250km long-distance path in Southern England


A hot September day on Shakespeare Cliff


Samphire Hoe Country Park (Wikipedia says 'A country park is an area designated for people to visit and enjoy recreation in a countryside environment.') - way too much concrete, to be honest


International trade has sadly marred the natural beauty of Dover


Shingle beach next to Samphire Hoe Country Park


Tropic sunset near Folkestone


Houses scattered on top of the white cliffs of Dover


North Down Ways and Saxon Shore Way trail signs pointing towards Dover


On top of Shakespeare Cliff - the place supposedly inspired a scene in King Lear ('How fearful / And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so low!')


Sandy beach


For the geographically challenged


A day out


The Devon coastline in Plymouth


Dog-swimming on a sultry March day


Ullswater is the second largest lake in England


Patterdale at the western tip of the lake


The footpath running along the shore


Taking a rest by the footpath running along the southern shore of Ullswater


The village of Patterdale


'It's just resting.' - indigenous Herdwick sheep


At the foot of the hill Swineside Knott


On top of the 100m high cliffs of Dover


The massive cliffs are visible from France on a clear day as a long white strip


Country for Old Men


Beach huts and boats along Kingsdown beach


Shingle beach just outside the village of Kingsdown


In Britain, where most land is owned privately, public is normally allowed to walk along designated Rights of Way - Access Land means that a part of private land is freely accessible


Cycling home


SeaFrance ferry crossing the English Channel from Calais to Dover


Cliff path


Path leading to a hobbit hole


The Saxon Shore Way leading down from the chalk cliffs to Kingsdown


English countryside


The Kingsdown beach huts


Approved by Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks


The Bay area in the village of St Margaret's at Cliffe




View from Kingsdown


Along the Saxon Shore Way


View over Kingsdown and Deal (with 300m-long Deal pier on the right)


White Cliffs Country


'Possible dangers surrounding boat winching operations'


Bushes permanently deformed by the prevailing winds

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