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Simple pleasures easily found

Your local area is the perfect place to enjoy many of life's simple pleasures.  Taking time out with nature is a great thing to do and what's more you'll find it right on your own doorstep. 

Look below to find details of amazing places to visit to discover the very best of what nature has to offer as well as fun activities to do and things to look out for along they way.

We'd also like to hear about your favourite places to discover nature.  Post something on our Facebook wall, upload a photo or drop us a link to anything you think other people would like to see.

So what are you waiting for, get exploring the nature on your doorstep.

Simple pleasures easily found. Girl walking over bridge. (gateway) - ©Becky Duncan/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Local routes and getting out and about guides

Follow our walk and cycle routes to get you started

Captive European Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo). ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 458541 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Get out and about search

Search and find out where to go in your area

Snail in rain.  ©Naomi Smith/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural HeritageImage Library on Tel. 01738 458541 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Top tips

Try a few of our top tips to see how easy it is to enjoy life's simple pleasures, right on your doorstep.

Simple pleasures easily found. Young adults playing leapfrog. ©Becky Duncan/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Take time out with nature challenge

Simple activities that can help you discover nature and enjoy the outdoors.

Hands with flower chain - man holding flower chain, close up ©beckyduncanphotographyltd/SNH

Partners and stakeholders toolkit

Personalise the 'Simple pleasures, easily found' marketing material to help get your messages across.

Simple pleasures easily found. Woman blowing a dandelion clock. ©Becky Duncan/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Latest news

Get the latest news on the 'Simple pleasures, easily found' campaign here.

 Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) perching on a lichen covered branch. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 458541 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Enjoy Nature - radio features

Listen to what others have to say about nature

Nature on your doorstep (gateway) - Nature on your doorstep - simple pleasures. ©Livingclassrooms/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Image gallery

Capture the moment with our enjoying nature photography



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