There is not much untouched nature in the United Kingdom, most of the country is cultivated, but some areas have some nature left. The English Lake District is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Nature in the United Kingdom

Morning Fog Kilmartin West
Morning fog near Kilmartin on the west coast of Central Scotland. (516k)
Pasture Lake District
Pasture in the Lake District. (1098k)
Pastures Enclosed Stone Walls
Many pastures are enclosed with stone walls. These stones are set in the walls so people can get across the walls without a ladder. (1438k)
Malham Cove Limestone Amphitheater
Malham Cove, a limestone amphitheater in the Yorkshire Dales. (1024k)
Limestone Karst Formation Yorkshire
Limestone karst formation in the Yorkshire Dales on the plateau above the amphitheater. This makes for difficult walking on the plateau. (1343k)
Valley Carved Glaciers Characteristic
A valley carved by glaciers with its characteristic U-shape somewhere on the west coast of Scotland. (830k)
North Shore Scotland Duncansby
The north shore of Scotland at Duncansby Head on the northeastern tip of the mainland. (740k)
View Loch Ness Central
A view of Loch Ness in central Scotland. (861k)
Loch Ness Trail Nessie
Loch Ness with the trail of Nessie clearly visible  :-) (816k)
Calluna vulgaris
Common Heather (Calluna vulgaris, german: Besenheide, french: Bruyère callune) on the North York Moors. (1112k)
Calluna vulgaris
Common Heather (Calluna vulgaris, german: Besenheide, french: Bruyère callune) on the Highlands of Scotland. (1.5M)
Digitalis purpurea
Common Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea, german: Roter Fingerhut, french: Grande Digitale), the source of the medicine Digitalis. (1026k)
Digitalis purpurea
A close-up of the Common Foxglove flower (Digitalis purpurea, german: Roter Fingerhut, french: Grande Digitale). (1047k)
Centaurea sp.
A bumble bee visiting a flowering Knapweed (Centaurea sp., german: Flockenblumen). (992k)
Even Higher Resolution Closeup
An even higher resolution closeup of that picture. (718k)
Seabird Colony Scotland
Seabird colony in Scotland. (1360k)
Scottish Highland Cattle
Scottish highland cattle. (1433k)

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