Beautiful Britain - desktop wallpaper - page 1
Quote:- 'Snowdrop, venturous harbinger of Spring, And pensive monitor of fleeting years! (Poet - William Wordsworth)

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9th February 2018
Snowdrops at Ablington, Gloucestershire
(OS Grid Ref. SP104076 Nearest Post Code GL7 5NY)

Snowdrops in the village of Ablington, Gloucestershire - located in the Coln Valley and also in the Cotswolds, which is designated by Natural England as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Snowdrops are the forerunners of spring and one of our first flowers of the new year. All are white and most have green tipped inner segments. Their botanical name is galanthus, which is Latin for 'milk white flowers'. They are totally hardy, and if the weather is cold the flowers last longer. Snowdrops look best when naturalised. They prefer light shade and are ideal for growing under deciduous shrubs, or in a woodland setting. Snowdrops dislike soggy soil and thrive best in humus-rich, moisture retentive soil. Snowdrops planted 'in the green' i.e. whilst in full growth, establish quickly.

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The embedded map uses Ordnance Survey data Crown copyright and database right 2018.

This linked map is a Google Map close up view with the option to view in Google Street View (depending on your device).

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Spurn Point, East Riding of Yorkshire (OS Grid Ref. TA409119 Nearest Post Code HU12 0UG)

2nd February 2018
Spurn Point, East Riding of Yorkshire

Spurn Point is a national nature reserve featuring a long, three and a half mile sandy spit into the Humber Estuary from the Holderness Coast. The area is a Mecca for birdwatchers, with many rare species and thousands of migrant and winter visitors. The present Spurn lighthouse was designed in 1895 by Thomas Matthews. It was last used in 1985. There is now no vehicular access down to the Point, but parking is available in the public car park at the Blue Bell. A tidal surge in December 2013 removed a section of the road, leaving Yorkshire with a newly created island at high tide. Access is now solely on foot, bike, or aboard the specially equipped vehicle on which the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust runs Spurn Safaris.

25th January 2018
Corpach, Scottish Highlands (OS Grid Ref. NN094767 Nearest Post Code PH33 7JJ)
Scottish Highlands
16th January 2018
Arlington Row, Bibury : Gloucestershire (OS Grid Ref. SP114066 Nearest Post Code GL7 5NJ)
Arlington Row
Bibury, Gloucestershire
6th January 2018
Auchencairn Bay, Dumfries and Galloway (OS Grid Ref. NX811508 Nearest Post Code DG7 1QZ)
Auchencairn Bay
Dumfries and Galloway
29th December 2017
Cowm Reservoir, Whitworth, Rossendale  (OS Grid Ref. SD878194 Nearest Post Code OL12 8XG)
Cowm Reservoir
Whitworth, Rossendale
21st December 2017
The Church of St. Mary the Virgin : Bury, Lancashire (OS Grid Ref. SD804108 Nearest Post Code BL9 0YB)
The Church of St. Mary the Virgin
Bury, Lancashire
13th December 2017
St. James' Church, Thornton - West Yorkshire (OS Grid Ref. SE105327 Nearest Post Code BD13 3HN)
St. James' Church, Thornton
West Yorkshire
30th November 2017
Cardiff Bay - South Wales (OS Grid Ref. ST195745 Nearest Post Code CF10 4AX)
Cardiff Bay
South Wales
23rd November 2017
The Stable Pond - Powis Castle Gardens, Wrexham (OS Grid Ref. SJ214062 Nearest Post Code SY21 8RG)
The Stable Pond
Powis Castle Gardens, Wrexham
16th November 2017
Autumn at Bodnant Garden - North Wales (OS Grid Ref. SH799722 Nearest Post Code LL28 5RE)
Autumn at Bodnant Garden
North Wales
9th November 2017
Remembrance poppies at the War Memorial outside Bury Parish Church, Greater Manchester (OS Grid Ref. SD804108 Nearest Post Code BL9 0LD)
Remembrance poppies
Bury Parish Church
30th October 2017
The Chinese Garden at Biddulph Grange, Staffordshire (OS Grid Ref. SJ892591 Nearest Post Code ST8 7SD)
Biddulph Grange Garden
20th October 2017
HMS Victory - Portsmouth Dockyard (OS Grid Ref. SU628006 Nearest Post Code PO1 3NU)
HMS Victory
Portsmouth Dockyard
13th October 2017
Gillerthwaite Cumbria (OS Grid Ref. NY143211 Nearest Post Code CA13 0RU)
6th October 2017
The Ffestiniog Narrow Gauge Railway - Porthmadog, Gwynedd  (OS Grid Ref. SH571384 Nearest Post Code LL49 9NB)
The Ffestiniog Narrow Gauge Railway - Porthmadog, Gwynedd
28th September 2017
Michaelmas Daisies at Threave Garden, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway (OS Grid Ref. NX752604 Nearest Post Code DG7 1RX)
Michaelmas Daisies at Threave Garden, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
18th September 2017
Windermere and the Lakeland Fells from Wray Castle, Cumbria (OS Grid Ref. NY374010 Nearest Post Code LA22 0JA)
Windermere and the Lakeland Fells from Wray Castle, Cumbria
11th September 2017
Haymaking at Brough Castle, Cumbria (OS Grid Ref. NY791140 Nearest Post Code CA17 4EJ)
Haymaking at Brough Castle
2nd September 2017
Portloe Harbour, Cornwall (OS Grid Ref. SW937393 Nearest Post Code TR2 5QY)
Portloe Harbour
24th August 2017
Wild teasels at Penmon Priory, Isle of Anglesey (OS Grid Ref. SH630806 Nearest Post Code LL58 8SP)
Wild teasels at Penmon Priory Anglesey
11th August 2017
Historic canal boats, Audlem Mill : Shropshire Union Canal - Cheshire (OS Grid Ref. SJ656437 Nearest Post Code CW3 0ED)
Historic canal boats, Audlem Mill, Cheshire
25th July 2017
Dunure, South Ayrshire (OS Grid Ref. NS252158 Nearest Post Code KA7 4LX)
South Ayrshire
16th July 2017
Aysgarth Upper Falls, Wensleydale - Yorkshire Dales (OS Grid Ref. SE012886 Nearest Post Code DL8 3SR)
Aysgarth Upper Falls
7th July 2017
Smithills Hall, Bolton, Greater Manchester
Smithills Hall, Bolton
Greater Manchester
30th June 2017
Knipe - the Lowther Estate, Cumbria (OS Grid Ref. NY516196 Nearest Post Code CA10 2PU)
23rd June 2017
Ullswater, Cumbria (OS Grid Ref.  NY407201 Nearest Post Code CA11 0JS)
15th June 2017
The Eden Valley, Cumbria (OS Grid Ref. NY535180 Nearest Post Code CA10 2QU)
The Eden Valley
7th June 2017
Wayside flowers in the Eden Valley, Cumbria (OS Grid Ref. NY502243 Nearest Post Code CA10 2LS)
Wayside flowers
Eden Valley, Cumbria
26th May 2017
Culzean Castle & Boathouse, Ayrshire (OS Grid Ref. NS231102 Nearest Post Code KA19 8LE)
Culzean Castle

About Beautiful Britain

The Beautiful Britain website has been a hobby since 2001. That makes it almost as old as Google! BB does not generate any revenue and no longer creates links to commercial websites. The pictures are all from our many short break holidays here in Britain.

Why is this website changing?

60% of Internet traffic is now on mobile devices (2017). In the months ahead I hope to convert the most viewed pages of this this web site to a 'mobile friendly' format. If they do not display correctly, please let me know.

What's next?

Proposals include
(1) On This Day crossword
(2) Daily non-surprise jigsaws Done
(3) Daily HD widescreen wallpaper
(4) Full screen 'four seasons slide show'

No time-scale for implementation!

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