Rainbow Britain


The countryside of Britain is a blast of colour and visual delights. Each season bring each area to light in a different way. More than just green rolling hills and dark moorland of many a preconception. Flowers, sea, sky and the natural landscape help to bring the colours to the fore from corner to corner of the Isle.

Just a small visual journey through the rainbow can bring out the vibrancy of this land.


London buses, phone booths, mailboxes and strawberries with cream.  This vibrant colour represents a lot  of iconic pictures of Britain and nature helps to add more.

Dorset – poppy field


Wheat fields, birds, butterflies and many a sky in the evening or morn. Escaping to the British countryside as the Orange sun touches it brings out the appetite for the outdoors.

St Andrews – sunset


The colour of happiness. Daffodils in spring (The National Emblem of wales), Rapeseed fields for miles in summer.  With the sun and the bloom let the energy take you.

Shropshire -  farmland with rapeseed


Hills, fields, meadows, moors, mountains and valleys. All shapes and sizes from north to south. Mountain ranges, dales, valleys and rolling hills. Green a plenty.

Lake District – Crag Fell and Ennerdale


We are lucky to have a coast all around and the variety is astonishing. Resorts, secret coves, cliff tops, sandy beaches, stunning harbours. The list of delights on the shores are endless.

Lulworth – Man o’war bay


Camping in the mountains makes for some impressive purple dawns. Heather in the high lands taking the brown out of moorland. City parks in flower and trees in Autumn.

Lake District – Great Langdale


Naturally associated with the flower, gardens adourned.  Fields of Lavender or darkened skies before a storm.  Whatever end of the spectrum, wherever you turn, take a moment to let nature and the colours in.

Gloucestershire – Lavender fields

If You would like to see more of Paul Steele’s ramblings both in Britain and around the world you can follow him on Twitter @paul_steele, his Blog BaldHiker, Huffington Post and more VisitBritain posts

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72 Responses to “Rainbow Britain”

  1. Sophie
    June 15, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    What a beautiful post – and photos!

  2. Runaway Brit
    June 15, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

    I love this post, the photgraphs are gorgeous! There is nowhere as beautiful as Britain when the weather’s good :-)

    • Paul Steele
      June 16, 2011 at 6:45 am #

      Thanks… totally agree :)

  3. @yumivore
    June 16, 2011 at 5:17 am #

    Absolutely beautiful post, vibrant with color.

  4. MoMo
    June 16, 2011 at 11:38 am #

    Wowm I love England ..

    • Paul Steele
      June 16, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

      Yes.. so much to see isn’t there. so much variety to do. thanks

  5. Sue Floyd
    June 16, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    Stunning set of photos – thanks for sharing 8-)

    • Paul Steele
      June 16, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

      thanks so much. so much to show :)

  6. Angela
    June 16, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    Beautiful photos, Paul – thanks for sharing them. They’re so lovely that I’ve been back here three times for another look :-)

    • Paul Steele
      June 16, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

      Thank you. Yes. Even I have so much more to see and explore

  7. Anne Willis
    June 16, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    These photos are beautiful, I wish I could pack them up and bring them back to Canada

    • Paul Steele
      June 16, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

      I do believe you have such a lovely country too. Variety makes all well :) thx

  8. Eileen Coleman.
    June 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    Stunning photos, but then Britain is beautiful even in winter. You would have to visit srveral countries abroad to get such a range of colour. Have never understood why people emigrate.

  9. Cindy Vriend
    June 16, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    Gorgeous post showing us how beautiful our world really is! I think we forget to enjoy that a little too often :D tHanks for sharing and coloring the day!

    • Paul Steele
      June 17, 2011 at 7:31 am #

      Thanks Cindy. Have a colourful Friday :)

  10. Shirley Yeung
    June 17, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    Amazing,very beautiful place and beautiful country,I love here.

  11. Aurora Elig
    June 18, 2011 at 1:30 am #

    further proves why i plan on making the UK my official home next year. gorgeous photos and descriptions.

    • Paul Steele
      June 22, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

      thank you and welcome to the UK

  12. Rinako Oba
    June 21, 2011 at 2:58 am #

    its so amazing!!
    i went to LONDON last year.
    i wanna visit ENGLAND again and there someday**
    thank you sharing**
    from JAPAN

    • Paul Steele
      June 22, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

      You should and go outside London to many beautiful places :)

  13. Teri
    June 21, 2011 at 7:18 am #

    Fantastic photos Paul. You just can’t beat nature.

    • Paul Steele
      June 22, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

      Thx Teri, no you cannot beat it

  14. Deborah Lee
    June 22, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    Wow! Love these photos Paul!

    I love Britain but I love seeing posts that remind me how fabulous it is just as much!

    Great post :)

  15. Michela Fantinel
    June 24, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    Beuautiful pictures & very creative! Love the lavender fields, whereabouts are they ?

    • Paul Steele
      January 24, 2012 at 10:24 am #

      The Lavender fields are in Gloucestershire. I love em too :)

  16. John Williams
    June 24, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    An imaginative post with superb photos Paul.

    To follow up on Runaway Brit’s comment a little. The greenery we all so much enjoy, does need a little rain sometime. But often after the rain we get a rainbow. Back to you Paul :)

    • Paul Steele
      June 26, 2011 at 7:53 am #

      Can’t beat it in all weathers for me :) Changes the views in grey, white snow or green with sun :)

  17. Nat
    June 24, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    This is such an amazing idea for a blog post! That photo of Lulworth Cove is beautiful.

    • Paul Steele
      June 26, 2011 at 7:53 am #

      Thanks Nat, yes Lulworth Cove is a beautiful place to be.

  18. VeeCee
    August 2, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    The sheer beauty of the English counryside never fails to warm my heart — and often leaves me breathless.

  19. VeeCee
    August 2, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    Whenever I see the English countryside (virtually or in person) it warms my heart. Such beauty is to be found nowhere else.

  20. janne
    August 2, 2011 at 6:55 pm #


  21. Sherry
    August 2, 2011 at 7:47 pm #

    What a great idea for a post – so beautiful! I’m a big fan of color. And I never really knew Britain could be so much more than just a shade of gray.

  22. AdorableLand
    August 19, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    Very impressive!Thank you for such a nice post!

  23. Lindsay Rae
    September 21, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    Beautiful picture of the poppies, my favorite flower. No picture of the Peak District though :(

    • Paul Steele
      September 27, 2011 at 8:14 am #

      Hi Lindsay, the peak district I love very much and of course will feature soon :) TY

  24. geke haarlemmer
    September 21, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    colours of britain;
    only the sea devides them from where i live.
    colours of britain;
    no distance to my heart…

    great warm colourful pictures of a wonderful timeless country. feels like a little gift to watch all this beauty. thanks!

  25. geke haarlemmer
    September 22, 2011 at 6:00 am #

    the warm colours of britain
    only a sea away from my home
    so close to my heart…

    lovely, warm pictures of beautiful countrysides. thanks for sharing!

    • Paul Steele
      September 27, 2011 at 8:13 am #

      Thank you Geke, tis wonderful to look wherever you go

  26. Maria Elena Godoy
    October 1, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    Yor blog is beautiful,some places are just like in Mexico. Coloful and beautiful. Nice blog!

  27. Tricia Kato
    October 24, 2011 at 12:51 am #

    Thanks for sharing this amazing photos – makes me want to run out, feel the fresh air and explore the wonder of nature. Love it!

  28. Design Weblog
    November 11, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

    Amazing!!! well done, great stuff…

  29. Jahangir
    November 12, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

    Love the contrasting colors, very beautiful :)

    • Paul Steele
      January 2, 2012 at 11:22 am #

      thanks.. there are scenes like this everywhere :)

  30. Rob
    December 29, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    Wonderful pictures of our green and pleasant land.

    • Paul Steele
      January 2, 2012 at 11:23 am #

      Thx Rob, yes very pleasant indeed isn’t it? :)

  31. Andy
    January 13, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

    Gorgeous colorful photos. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Waegook Tom
    January 23, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

    These photos are stunning – thanks so much for sharing!

  33. Sophia
    January 23, 2012 at 11:55 pm #

    Loved the Red Poppy fields. Amazing pictures.

    • Paul Steele
      January 24, 2012 at 10:26 am #

      Hi Sophia, thank u for your kind words. Yes the red all around is wonderful

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    February 9, 2012 at 7:45 am #

    your work is better then other. thank you very much!

  35. Chad @RoadDogTravel
    February 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    Thanks for sharing more great photos. I must admit I’ve had a misconception of Britain as always grey and gloomy and never really had any desire to visit. Your blog posts have changed my mind.

    • Paul Steele
      March 4, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

      Thanks for those kind words Chad. Honestly it is not the grey you thought :)

  36. Nancy young
    March 8, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    Beautiful pictures love the lavendar especially!

  37. Joe Wong
    April 23, 2012 at 2:26 am #

    Incredible landscapes and those flower fields are astounding. Thanks for sharing!

  38. ritaroberts
    May 12, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    A wonderful post which brings back many memories. All fab photo’s. My favourite is the Lake District I used to visit frequently when my children were young. Thanks for sharing.

  39. Jacqueline Armstrong
    January 29, 2013 at 8:32 am #


  40. jean
    February 14, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    beautiful Britain……
    doyou know what of natures forces made that perfect shaped bay?(man-o-War)
    it looks like an ancient Volcano :)

  41. Ilya from Wonderful Malaysia
    February 18, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Absolutely stunning photographs. I am visiting the UK this summer, and hope to cover as much of these beautiful settings as possible. Perhaps I should go around September, when autumn arrives for extra amazing colors :).

    Bookmarked it so I will not forget the locations :).


    • Paul Steele
      February 20, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

      wonderful! hope you enjoy every minute :)

  42. Ray
    May 16, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    Such a lovely country… Would you like to put the high resolution version of these photos? If I may I want download anc collect them :)

  43. Geotravel
    May 26, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    I’d like to see the lavender fields.

  44. Roberta Chuere
    December 11, 2013 at 3:00 am #

    There’s nothing to compare….amazing places!!! Is that heaven?

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