The Midlands are worth visiting for their network of canals extending between Worcester,Nottingham and Chester. Take the Bearley Aqueduct in the north of Stratford-upon-Avon, through which the canal spans over road and railway. Nearby, you'll spot the series of locks at the Farmers Bridge of Birmingham.
Between the towns of Warwick and Cheltenham, discover Warwick Castle, surrounded by lawns covered by oak trees, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, whose park is a reproduction of a 16th century garden, and the Snowhill Manor found in the heart of the enclosed gardens.
The River Severn is the longest river in Great Britain, shown here on a frosty morning© Andrew Michael / age fotostock
Another frosty morning in Worcester, with St. Andrew's Church in the background© Andrew Michael / age fotostock
A tranquil day on the river in Britain's first national park© Dianne Haines TIPS RF / age fotostock
This medieval castle sits on the River Avon© Corbis / age fotostock
Stanage Edge is a popular location for climbing© Chris Upton / age fotostock