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Take a Stroll Through the English Countryside

I long for the countryside. That's where I get my calm and tranquility - from being able to come and find a spot of green. Emilia Clark

 

England is known as the 'green and pleasant land' for good reason. It might receive a lot of rain, but the yearly precipitation breathes color into archetypally beautiful landscapes - full of rolling hills, patchwork fields and icy lakes. The ancient lands in these photos have captivated people for many centuries, yet as you wander around them, you still get the sense that you are somehow treading paths that have not been trodden before. This presentation and accompanying quotes bring the English countryside to your desktop, we hope you enjoy the tour!

1. A traditional stone house in Edale, the Peak District.

Take a Stroll Through the English Countryside
Image: Flickr User Les Haines
 

2. Summer reflections at Buttermere, Lake District.

Take a Stroll Through the English Countryside
Image: Flickr User John McSporran
 

3. Ikley Moor in Yorkshire at sunset.

Take a Stroll Through the English Countryside
Image: Flickr User James Whitesmith
 

It is not easy to walk alone in the country without musing upon something.  

~ Charles Dickens


 

4. Alnwick Castle in Northumberland against a traditional English sky!

Take a Stroll Through the English Countryside
Source: Flickr User Andrea 44
 

5. Native ponies on Exmoor, West Somerset.

Take a Stroll Through the English Countryside
Image: Flickr User Tom Lee
 

6. Rolling green hills, the quintessential English countryside scene, Cumbria.

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Image: Flickr User Robert J Heath
 

Hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

 ~ Rupert Brooke


 

7. The iconic Glastonbury Tor, one of the most spiritual sites in England.

Take a Stroll Through the English Countryside
Image: Flickr User Lies thru a lens
 

8. Late autumn colors at Cannock Chase, Staffordshire.

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Image: Flickr User Mark Freeth
 

9. The mysterious and iconic Silbury Hill in Wiltshire.

Take a Stroll Through the English Countryside
Image: Flickr User Ben Cremin
 

When I go out into the countryside and see the sun and the green and everything flowering, I say to myself 'Yes indeed, all that belongs to me!'

~ Henri Rousseau


 

10. Native deer taking a snooze in the Cotswolds, southern England.

Take a Stroll Through the English Countryside
Image: Flickr User kumweni
 

11. Moody skies over Derwent Valley, Peak District.

Take a Stroll Through the English Countryside
Image: Flickr user Chris Dower

12. Rare blue skies over Langdale Valley, viewed from Side Pike in the Lake District.

Take a Stroll Through the English Countryside
Image: Flickr User Charlie Davidson
 

The Lake District is a sort of national property, in which every man has a right and interest who has an eye to perceive and a heart to enjoy.

~ William Wordsworth


 

13. Beautiful hidden waterfall, Yorkshire Dales.

Take a Stroll Through the English Countryside
Image: Flickr User Maureen 
 

14. Sun rays illuminate the trees in the Dorset countryside.

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Image: Flickr User Life thru a lens
 

15. The remainders of mysterious, ancient stone circles at Avebury, Wiltshire.

Averbury stone circles
Image: Flickr User Gordon Robertson
 

England is never in a hurry because she is eternal.

~ Henryk Sienkiewicz


 

16. England's most common bird of prey, the kestrel, hunts above the Malvern Hills.

Take a Stroll Through the English Countryside
Image: Flickr User David Steadman
 

17. A traditional view of the Lancashire countryside, with grazing sheep.

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Image: Flickr User Andy Rothwell
 

18. St. Augustine Church, Canford Magna in Dorset.

Take a Stroll Through the English Countryside
Image: Flickr User Jack Pease
 

There is no practice... which tends to renovate the constitution, than a temporary retirement to the country.

~ John Sinclair  


 

19. View of Cheddar Gorge, Somerset.

Take a Stroll Through the English Countryside
Image: Flickr User Steve Slater
 

20. The Stourhead estate in Wiltshire as autumn sets in.

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Image: Flick User mendhak
 

21. Cows grazing in the multi-colored surroundings of Wasdale Head, Lake District.

Take a Stroll Through the English Countryside
Image: Flickr User Richard Walker
 

What makes me really happy is a walk in the English countryside. A nice sunset, that British countryside - it means I'm home.

~ Natalie Dormer


 

22. Patchwork Fields in southern England.

PATCHWORK FIELDS ENGLAND
Image: Flickr User Jody Morris
 

23. A yellow meadow in spring, near Eastbourne.

English countryside
Image: Flickr user Nicholas Babaian
 

24. The dawn of a new day in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire.

Take a Stroll Through the English Countryside
Image: Flickr User kumweni
 

The English countryside is the most staggeringly beautiful place. I can't spend as much time there as I like, but I like everything about it.

~ Guy Ritchie  

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