Make the most of the late Spring with a good walk in one of our outstanding national parks. Here’s a handy guide with links to help you make up your mind where to go. Why not work your way through them all this year?
Exmoor National Park: 267 square miles make it one of England’s smaller National Parks. For further information go to: www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk
Lake District National Park: Tackle some of England’s highest peaks in the Lake District National Park. For further information go to: www.lake-district.gov.uk
New Forest National Park: The New Forest is situated in the deep south of England, between the urban areas of Southampton and Bournemouth and bounded by the Solent. For further information go to:
North York Moors National Park: Is a true northern treasure. Enjoy tremendous variety within a relatively compact area.
Northumberland National Park: If you wish to discover a landscape of limitless beauty and a welcome that is warm and genuine then Northumberland National Park, the land of the far horizons, will provide
an experience you will not want to forget. For further information go to: www.nnpa.org.uk
The Peak District National Park: The first National Park to be established, the Peak District National Park covers parts of six counties between Sheffield and Manchester. For further information go to: www.visitpeakdistrict.com
The Yorkshire Dales National Park: Sitting astride the central Pennine watershed. The Yorkshire Dales National Park has been described variously as wild, expansive, tranquil and, at times, awesome and bleak. For further information go to: www.yorkshiredales.org.uk
The Cairngorms National Park: Is the UK’s largest national park with a large mountain range at its heart. The habitat offers a secure haven for many of Britain’s rarest bird, animal and plant species. Of particular interest to hill walkers is that four of Scotland’s five highest peaks can be found in this National Park where the arctic wilderness is the largest example of arctic mountain landscape in the British Isles. For further information go to: www.cairngorms.co.uk
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park: Whatever the weather, offers stunning surroundings for your visit. For further information go to: www.lochlomond-trossachs.org
Snowdonia National Park: Covers 823 square miles of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside in North Wales. For further information go to: www.snowdonia-npa.gov.uk
Pembrokeshire National Park: This is Britain’s only truly coastal National Park. It’s a spectacular landscape of rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, wooded estuaries and wild inland hills, and a place of sanctuary for wildlife. For further information go to: www.pcnpa.org.uk
Brecon Beacons National Park: stunning scenery with its own history and heritage, cuisine, traditions, myths and culture. For further information go to: www.breconbeacons.org
Dartmoor National Park: Is a stunningly beautiful area of moorland accented with wooded valleys and windswept Tors (towers). A wide open expanse covering 369 square miles (953 sq. km.), the area features some of the wildest and bleakest country in England. For further information go to: www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk