Here Are The Top 10 Picnic Hot Spots In The UK

For when the weather eventually cheers up...

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It may not feel like picnic weather at the moment, but when August eventually brightens up (fingers crossed), the top ten beauty spots for family al fresco dining have been revealed.

According to a survey by DisneyLife (via Metro), the breathtaking Three Cliffs Bay has been voted the No.1 place for a outdoor eating. The gorgeous sandy beach which stretches for miles around is on the Gower Peninsula in south Wales.

Three Cliffs Bay, Gower
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The babbling brook of Padley Gorge in the Peak District came in second place, while renowned family-friendly Aberporth beach in west Wales came third.

The top 10 also includes London's Richmond Park, famous for its free-roaming deer, and Holland Park's elegant and peaceful Kyoto Gardens, created by eminent Japanese designer Shoji Nakahara.

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Wales had three top 10 entries including Snowdonia's 13th century Dolbadarn Castle at the base of the Llanberis Pass, in North Wales, at No.10 on the list.

Here's the full list of the top ten picnic areas in the UK below:

  1. Three Cliffs Bay, Gower
  2. Padley Gorge, Derbyshire
  3. Aberporth beach, Cardigan Bay
  4. Roundhay Park, Leeds
  5. Kyoto Gardens in Holland Park, London
  6. Jubilee Gardens, Beer, Devon
  7. Richmond Park, London
  8. Whiterocks beach, Portrush, County Antrim
  9. Studland beach, Dorset
  10. Dolbadarn Castle, Snowdonia

Meanwhile, after glorious sunshine and warm weather in June and July, the forecast for the rest of the summer has taken a downward turn.

According to the Met Office, mix of sunshine, rain, wind and cooler temperatures will be bringing unpredictable weather to the UK throughout August.

Let's hope there'll be another 'Indian summer' on the way, which would mean a warm, calm spell for autumn – and an excuse to get out the picnic basket.

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