It’s National Picnic Week and we have a list of the best places to eat al fresco with your family.

After travelling the length and breadth of the UK, the team behind the week have finally established the top 15 locations you can’t afford to miss for the perfect picnic.

From the golden sands and crystal clear water of BarafundleBeach to the incredible views from Top Withens Farmhouse in West Yorkshire, the supposed inspiration for the Earnshaw family house in WutheringHeights no less, these picnic locations showcase exactly what makes this country so beautiful.

National Picnic Week organiser, Phil Browne, said: “We’re so excited to announce our list of the best picnic locations in the country. Picnics are loved by British people because of our desire to get out into the Great Outdoors and the British countryside never fails to provide a stunning location for you to tuck into your sandwiches.

“I’ve been lucky enough to visit a number of these stunning locations and I really can’t recommend them highly enough. What could be better? Sunshine, sarnies and scenery, the perfect combination!”

Now in its 9th year, National Picnic Week runs from 17th to the 23rd June and aims to address some of the major issues facing the food and drink industry as well as celebrating the picnic in all its glory.

A British institution, picnics are loved by all, driven by our desire to explore and venture out into the Great Outdoors. But it’s not all plain sailing with research, commissioned by www.nationalpicnicweek.co.uk, revealing 1 in 5 people worry about the Great British weather running their day, while keeping the kids entertained is another concern for others.

But as Phil Browne says: “Our country boasts some of the best views in the world. So, for just one glorious day, get out there and start enjoying them”.

The UK’s Top 15 Picnic Spots

1: Barafundle Beach – Pembrokeshire
2: Brownsea Island – Dorset
3: Avon Valley Country Park – Bristol
4: Formby Beach – Merseyside
5: Somerset House – London
6: Devil’s Dyke – East Sussex
7: St Herbert’s Island – Derwentwater, Cumbria
8: North Pennines
9: Bodmin Moor – Cornwall
10: Corfe Castle – Dorset
11: Rievaulx Castle – North Yorkshire
12: Gibside – Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
13: Glenkiln Sculpture Park – Dumfries and Galloway
14: Padley Gorge – Derbyshire
15: Top Withens – Haworth, Yorkshire

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Here are some links to info for each of the Top 15 locations, in order:

http://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/content.asp?nav=27,28&parent_directory_id=1&id=1675

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brownsea-island/

http://www.avonvalleycountrypark.com/

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/formby/

http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/devils-dyke/

http://www.keswickcatholicchurch.co.uk/html/st_herbert___his_island.html

http://www.northpennines.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

http://www.visitcornwall.com/destinations/bodmin-moor-tamar-valley

http://corfe-castle.co.uk/

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/rievaulx-abbey/

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside/

http://www.visitsouthwestscotland.com/attractioninfo.asp?attractID=78

http://peakdistrict.nationaltrust.org.uk/padley-gorge

http://www.haworth-village.org.uk/brontes/places/top_withens.asp