Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England and takes its name from the River Mersey. While land use in this area is mainly urban, there are suburbs, coastal regions, and semi-rural and rural locations in Merseyside. The county is home to The Liverpool Urban Area, one of the most densely populated areas in […]


Lancashire is a county in North West England, famed for the War of the Roses, being home to the historic House of Lancaster. The county flower is the red rose. The land is a combination of rural areas devoted to vegetable crops, coastal plains including the West Lancashire Coastal Plain and the Fylde, and large […]


Cheshire is a significant county historically, with Chester – its county seat – having been a Roman fort in the first century AD. It is a mostly rural and agricultural region and contains two portions of Greenbelt – the North Cheshire Greenbelt and South Cheshire Greenbelt.  Due to deposits of sandstones, clay, salt and coal, […]