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Natural Monuments in the United Kingdom

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United Kingdom’s landscape is a beautiful place to explore — something that you can best experience by visiting one of our 20 beautiful natural monuments in the United Kingdom. To help you find the one for, you can see all the details you need to explore the best natural monuments, and better plan your next outdoor adventure!

The top 20 natural monuments in the United Kingdom

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    1

    Quiraing

    Hiking Highlight

    Most people just take a picture and then disappear again. Take your time and just hike a route that is offered at Komoot. It is worth it !

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    Kevin
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    The Old Man of Storr

    Hiking Highlight

    Incredible panorama, easy to reach from the parking lot on the road.

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    pfälzer
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    3

    Castlerigg Stone Circle

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Dating back to the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age, the Castlerigg stone circle was constructed as part of a megalithic tradition. Surrounded by fells and peaks, the stone circle …

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    Amy
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    4

    White Cliffs of Dover

    Hiking Highlight

    The White cliffs of Dover are one of the most famous English landmarks, and can be viewed by everyone reaching Britain's mainland via the English Channel. The visitor centre (open …

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    Daniela
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    St David's Head

    Hiking Highlight

    St David's Head is a dramatic headland northwest of St David's and Whitesands beach dominated by the peak of Carn Llidi. The small and rugged peninsula is rich in flora …

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    Bamford Ridge

    Hiking Highlight

    Amazing views

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    Anton
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    Black Rocks

    Hiking Highlight

    An impressive gritstone outcrop, Black Rocks and its surroundings are superb hiking territory. A steep ascent from the car park and the trails below bring you to the top. From …

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    Laddow Rocks

    Hiking Highlight

    Laddow Rocks is a sheer rocky outcrop that affords splendid views over the rugged moorland. Take care near the edge!

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    9

    Natural Rock Arch

    Hiking Highlight

    Thanks to the easily-eroded limestone that forms the South Pembrokeshire Coast, there are lots of magnificent natural formations to be found. This particular natural rock arch is one of a …

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    10

    Stair Hole

    Hiking Highlight

    Stair Hole is a small cove where you can see the extraordinary folds of limestone strata known as the ‘Lulworth Crumple’. The unique rock structure was created during the Alpine orogeny and exposed by subsequent erosion.

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    White Edge

    Hiking Highlight

    A less walked trail running parallel to the Curbar and Froggatt Edge trail, adding this section to make a circuit walk, adds double the views, double the edges, whats not to like ..

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    Tom
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    12

    The whangie

    Hiking Highlight

    A good pair of trekking shoes or wellies recommended.

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    coeX
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    13

    Quiraing Plateau

    Hiking Highlight

    Wonderful hike around the rock plateau with fantastic views

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    Stefan
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    14

    Ocean Currents and seal spotting

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Just for the currents it is worth going here, they are amazing. If you are lucky, as we were, you will see seals, too. If possible check timetables for tides …

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    Charlestown Harbour

    Hiking Highlight

    Charlestown is the last open 18th Century Georgian harbour in the UK and has been designated as a UNESCO world heritage site. When you explore this unspoiled Grade II-listed harbour …

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    16

    Winspit

    Hiking Highlight

    Purbeck marble was mined in the former quarry until the middle of the 20th century.

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    This dramatic natural rock is an impressive sight along a stretch of coastline that is rich in beauty and wildlife. This carboniferous limestone coastline has been designated as a Site …

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    18

    Kennel Crag

    Hiking Highlight

    Kennel Crag is an interesting and unusual rock formation on the Coniston walk with a rugged and wild atmosphere.

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    19

    Quiraing Viewpoint

    Hiking Highlight

    The landscape here is a mix of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. You're almost expecting a dragon to come around the corner. Mystically beautiful.

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    Betty
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    Sea quarries
    Sea quarries like Dancing Ledge, Seacombe and Winspit once played a major role in the Purbeck stone industry. Stone quarried from the cliffs was loaded directly onto ships …

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    Edvard

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