In this month’s issue of Candis we revealed the five top reasons to visit Utah in the USA. But if your budget won’t stretch to a transatlantic flight, we’ve found five of the most fabulous landscapes you can easily discover right here in the UK…

Glen Affric, Inverness-shire, Scotland

The winter wonderland landscapes of Glen Affric are one of Scotland’s most beautiful walking areas. Tranquil and mystical, the scene even inspired Disney Pixar when creating their new film, Brave – an animated movie set in a fictional, medieval Scotland. Find out more

Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Located on the north east coast of Northern Ireland is the Giant’s Causeway, an area of around 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea, making Giant’s Causeway a truly dramatic setting. Find out more

The Jurassic Coast, Dorset

The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site, known as the Jurassic Coast, covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline, stretching from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth’s history. Now that the Olympic sailing events are over, you can enjoy a walk along Dorset’s dramatic coastline while soaking up the impressive natural features and exceptional views… Find out more

Kielder Water and Forest Park, Northumberland

Home to northern Europe’s largest man-made lake and England’s largest forest, Kielder Water and Forest Park is famous for having the darkest and clearest night skies in England due to minimal light pollution – a stargazer’s heaven! It is an ideal setting for nature lovers, explorers, walkers and cyclists. Find out more

Rhossili Bay, Wales

Regularly voted as the best beach in the UK (and also recently named the best picnic spot), Rhossili Bay is a stunning beach covering three miles. You will find the best view of Rhossili Bay from the top of Rhossili Down – and visible at low tide are the remains of the Helvetia, a ship wrecked in 1887. Find out more

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