Geography & Environment Category

22/08/2019

Spaghetti Junction

Spaghetti Junction is the nickname for the world’s most complicated motorway intersection. Its official name is the…

29/07/2019

The National Trust

The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty was formed as a charity in…

14/07/2019

Allotments

Many householders would like to be able to grow their own fruit and vegetables, but their gardens…

04/07/2019

The Severn Bridge and Crossing

The River Severn is Britain’s longest river and one of the most turbulent, with a tidal range…

04/06/2019

Historic counties

The country was first divided up into regions, called ‘shires’, in the eighth or ninth centuries. Each…

20/05/2019

Brownfields and Green Belts

The land mass of the UK is 60,000,000 acres but only one-tenth of this is available for…

30/04/2019

Angel of the North

The ‘Angel of the North‘ is a monumental red-rust steel sculpture in Gateshead, adjacent to the A1.…

06/04/2019

March winds, April showers

Planet Earth’s climate changeability has seen at least five Ice Ages come and go up to now,…

26/03/2019

Pigeons

Pigeons seem to gravitate towards humans and are quite tame. Their natural habitats are cliffs and coastal…

21/03/2019

The Scilly Isles

Thousands of years ago, the Scilly Isles were one iand mass and ancient remains, including castle ruins,…

04/03/2019

Big Ben

‘Big Ben’ is the nickname given to the hour bell in the Elizabeth Tower at the Houses…

21/02/2019

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle was originally built in the 12th century in the time of the Scottish King David…