Gather your picnic baskets and head to one of the top 10 picnic spots in the UK.
It’s that time of year to spread out your blankets and eat sandwiches with friends and family, but where are the best picnic spots?
A list of the top ten best destinations has been identified in partnership with beverages brand Volvic Touch of Fruit and UK staycation community Hidden Gems. The list was prepared as part of the ‘Beyond Your Expectations’ campaign, which encourages Brits to take advantage of summer staycations.
Richmond Park in West London is ranked first, with 30 ponds and wildlife for tourists to enjoy.
It is the largest of the London Royal Parks and a national nature reserve, with fauna ranging from deer to parakeets. It was founded by King Charles I.
Picnickers looking for a northern location might go to Burton Dasset Hills in Warwickshire, which came in second.
This popular country park for dog owners looking for a spot to share treats with their four-legged pals is known for its unspoiled rolling hills.
On a clear day, you might be able to see the city of Coventry, which is around 20 miles distant.
“After a traumatic 18 months for the UK, we’re happy to be championing the Great British picnic, encouraging people to get out in nature and take their picnics one step further,” Marie Chaigneau, brand manager for Danone Waters UK & Ireland, said.
“We hope that our ‘Beyond Your Expectations’ picnic guide motivates people to take advantage of the great outdoors this summer and build lasting memories with friends and family.”
If you prefer a beach picnic, a beach near Newcastle-Upon-Tyne that draws birdwaters was also included on the list.
Marsden Bay in South Shields, South Tyneside, is known for its dramatic limestone cliffs and sea stacks that reach heights of up to 25 meters.
This is an excellent destination for city folks looking for a quick vacation away, with stunning views of Marsden Rock and The Leas and reportedly spooky caverns to explore.
Keep an eye out for herring gulls, cormorants, and fulmars, as this area is home to the largest seabird colony in the North East.
“Home to one of England’s most important seabird populations, and known locally for its history of smugglers, wrecks, and even.”Brinkwire Summary News”, according to a Volvic statement.