The UK is brimming with hidden gems and unspoiled secluded spots that are left undiscovered and off the beaten track. Sometimes you just want to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and retreat to a secret spot. Discovering a new remote location from which to spend your days is a fascinating experience. So today the Birmingham Taxi makes a list of these spots.
Sapperton Valley, Gloucestershire
This spectacular bluebell clad valley is located in the most peaceful and secluded spot you could possibly come across. Stretching across the serene Severn and Thames Canal, flood meadows and shaded woodland, you will feel miles away from reality.
Sapperton valley in Gloucestershire is the excellent spot for nature lovers to look at wildflowers, life and birds in their natural home ground, carpeted with bluebells in spring and summer. The landscape is speckled with ancient agricultural equipment and old bridges, providing both depth and interest to the views. Cared for by the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, Sapperton Valley is a great place to lose yourself in nature.
- Cotswolds – Jasmine Cottage (sleeps 5) – less than 1 mile away
- Skaiteshill House (sleeps 12) – 4 miles away
- River Cottage (sleeps 4) – 4 miles away
The Blue Lagoon at Abereiddy, Pembrokeshire
The Blue Lagoon is found by a charming bay with no roads or lanes leading to its very sheltered location, and with it being so secluded it is very rarely frequented by any other tourists. It’s one of many beautiful spots waiting to be found along the Pembrokeshire coast. Only those who aren’t afraid of a good walk are rewarded with the most spectacular clean sands here.
A walk southwards along the cliffs lining the bay, keeping a close watch towards the sea will display the large rock pool which gives the bay its name. A beautiful circular rock pool formed perfectly and filled with deep clear blue water, legend has it that the pool is bottomless – a spot of wild swimming and diving is the only way to find out! One for the adventurous, the lagoon has hosted Red Bull’s Cliff Diving championships in recent years.
- Efail Fach (sleeps 4) – 3 miles away
- Tresare Barn (sleeps 4) – 4 miles away
Low Force Waterfall, County Durham
Nestled away, hidden alongside the River Tees in County Durham is this stunning waterfall, set against the most beautiful countryside location. Low Force tumbles over the Whin Sill, a layer of hard dolerite rock which formed 295 million years ago from molten rock.
After millions of years of constant erosion from the flowing water cascading over it, rocky landscape features have been formed providing some breath-taking views. Take a walk along the Pennie Way footpath which runs alongside the river for one of the most relaxing experiences to be had in the area. If you are traveling from another country you can hire Birmingham Airport Taxi to be there.
- Albert Cottage (sleeps 4) – 13 miles away
- (sleeps 4) Cracket Cottage – 8 miles away
Soar Mill Cove, Devon
A tiny remote sandy cove set below the craggy cliff formations at Bolt Head, being only accessible via the South West Coast Path or by boat from Salcombe results in an extremely peaceful location with minimal visitors.
A delightful experience is awaiting you at Soar Mill Cove in Devon so If you are wanting that private beach feeling then this should be a must visit on your list.
- Court Barton Farm (sleeps 6) – 3 miles away
- Charnwood Cottage – Hope Cove (sleeps 4) – 3 miles away
- Hope Cove (sleeps 6) – 3 miles away