Exotic UK holiday destinations – as coronavirus ruins foreign travel plans; Caroline McGuire; Sun

CORONAVIRUS has turned most of our favourite holiday destinations into no-go zones, with Spain, France and Italy all on lock down. But believe it or not, there are actually plenty of holiday spots …

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England will be home to the world’s longest coastal path in 2020; Ruth Doherty; Country Living

The 2,700-mile continuous coastal path is a walker’s dream…

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Amateur Archaeologist Finds Prehistoric Fossil While Walking His Dogs in Southwestern England; Karen Chernick; Artnet

An amateur archaeologist found a prehistoric ichthyosaur fossil in southwestern England on a routine dog walk.

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11 of the most picturesque walks in England; Becky; Boutique Travel Blog

England offers some of the most beautiful walking and hiking trails in the world. From the high peaks of the much-loved Lake District to the lush landscapes of Surrey, here are 11 England’s prettiest walks… Catbells in the Lake District The Lake District National Park is a favourite place of romantics, poets, artists, and nature enthusiasts. The entire park is carved with a network of hiking trails including the short yet thrilling Catbells walking route. Hitting the road from the town of Keswick, you’ll climb to the top of the…

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Voices: Anti-social behaviour gives town a bad name; Dorset Echo

Voices is the Dorset Echo’s weekly youth page, written for young people by young people…

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England’s Jurassic Coast has surfing, sheep, and 200-million-year-old fossils; Markham Heid; Travel+Leisure

While it’s just a three-hour road trip from London, England’s Jurassic Coast is a place few Americans have ever heard of, despite its designation as a…

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The 10 Best Places to Visit In Southern England; Brooke Saward; World Of Wanderlust

No visit to England would be complete without first starting your journey in the capital city. London consistently ranks as one of the most visited cities in the world. This is largely due to a worldwide obsession with English royalty and royal culture, an endless list of attractions to visit and endless entertainment. For…

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Jurassic Coast; Midweek Herald

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England’s Jurassic Coast – journey through time from when dinosaurs roamed to Regency resorts; Julian Ryall; SCMP

The coastlines of East Devon and Dorset have witnessed some 185 million years of history and the cliffs remain fossil-filled, but the area is more than just a palaeontological playground.

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Explore the southern coast of England to gain insight into earth’s ancient past: Jurassic Coast; Chantelle Flores; Australian Times News

When one thinks of England, a visit to Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and Saint Paul’s Cathedral is usually what comes to mind.

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Outrage as oil rig begins drilling between two of Britain’s most famous coastal landmarks in bay that forms part of Unesco World Heritage site; Sophie Law; Daily Mail

The 340ft high oil rig stands four miles east of the popular beauty spot of Old Harry Rocks, near Swanage, and 10 miles west of the Needles on the Isle of Wight.

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25 Best Places to Visit in England: The Most Beautiful Places in England; Lauren; Justin Plus Lauren

Here are the 25 best places to visit in England where you’ll find stunning natural scenery, fascinating history, and amazing England tourist places.

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Jurassic Coast; Exmouth Journal

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Stay at home: A short break in South Dorset; Pat Riddell; Nat Geo Traveller

Sitting pretty on the south coast, a short break in South Dorset provides rural beauty, from monkey business to picture-perfect coves…

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Portland cruise port guide; Fred Mawer; Telegraph

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7 Beautiful Stops to Make Along England’s Jurassic Coast; Richard Franks; Culture Trip

Take a visual tour of England’s Jurassic Coast, one of the finest stretches of coastline in Europe, connecting the picturesque port town of Exmouth, East Devon, to the seaside resort of Studland Bay, Dorset.

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Old Harry Rocks on a Golden Afternoon; Picture Correct

View the amazing aerial photo of Old Harry Rocks, Dorset, UK taken by travel photographer Donal Yip during a beautiful golden afternoon.

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U.K. may boost number of national parks; Matt Hickman; Mother Nature Network

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There are currently 15 spread across England, Scotland and Wales.

In the United States, the first national park was established in 1872, during the same decade as the Battle of Little Bighorn, the adoption of the 15th Amendment and the advent of both blue jeans and the incandescent light bulb.

In the United Kingdom, the first national park was established in 1951, during the same decade as the detonation of the first British atomic bomb, the publication of the debut James Bond novel and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Obviously, when it comes to creating and fostering national parks, the U.S. is a few years ahead of the U.K. — 79 of them, to be exact.

But times, oh, have they changed.

As America’s national parks adjust to a strange and precarious new reality in which seemingly nothing is certain, a new review of national parks launched by the British government offers reassurance that existing parks in the U.K. will be even better off than they are now 10, 15, 50 years down the line. And there might be a whole lot more of them, to boot.

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Searching for Dinosaurs in a Seaside English Town; David Shaftel; NY Times

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A novice fossil hunter immerses himself in the local pastime in the town of Lyme Regis in southwest England, an area that sits on a 95-mile stretch of shoreline known as the Jurassic Coast, a Unesco World Heritage site.

On an early morning last June, I hit the streets of Lyme Regis dressed in a borrowed pair of Wellington boots and an anorak, hood cinched around my face against a cold wind. Sheets of rain had turned the steep streets of the historictown into rivulets, and the surrounding hilltops were shrouded in a dense, milky fog, known locally as Rousdon Mist. It was high summer on England’s southwest coast.

A frigid dip in the English Channel was out of the question, likewise a run on the rocky beach, but the otherwise dispiriting weather made for ideal conditions for a fossil hunt on the shoreline surrounding Lyme Regis, one of the most fertile fossil-hunting grounds in England, if not the world.

My wife, Flora, has become inured to the novelty of a beach littered with primeval relics. She grew up near Lyme Regis in an old rectory building.

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How To Go Fossil Hunting On The Jurassic Coast, England; Lloyd; Hand Luggage Only

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The Jurassic Coast is one of Englands UNESCO World Heritage Sites that’s perched on the south coast of Great Britain. What makes this area so special is the fact that you can go fossil hunting and explore the incredible landscapes of the Jurassic Coast.

The whole region is so beautiful to see, with the likes of Old Harry Rocks, Durdle Door and the stunning cliffs making this a really special place to visit. Best of all, it won’t cost you a penny for entry to these gorgeous sites… though, car parking is chargeable. All in all, this makes it a really great spot to visit if you’re keeping a clutch on your finances or even if your splurging. You’ll have the best time fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast.

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Where to go fossil hunting in England

First things first, you need to get yourself to the Jurassic Coast. It’s a 96-mile stretch of coast the starts near Orcombe Point all the way to Old Harry Rocks.

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