A Guide to Britain's National Parks: Part Two

A Guide to Britain's National Parks: Part Two


Posted 28th Jul 2016


National Parks Week (25th-31st July) allows families to embrace the many wonders of the great outdoors. To celebrate, we will be showcasing each of the UK's 15 National Parks, so that you know exactly what each one will offer.

Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

Boasting an International Dark Sky Reserve and dramatic mountain landscapes, this beautiful National Park is less than an hour from Cardiff, so it’s easy to explore the Welsh countryside within easy reach of the city.

BreconBeacons
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New Forest National Park, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset

Perfect for long walks and bike rides, the New Forest combines heathland and woodlands with trees over 1000 years old. Ponies, cattle and pigs graze the open spaces of this beautiful park close to Southampton, Bournemouth and Salisbury.

Young red deer
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The Broads National Park, Norfolk

The stunning mosaic of landscapes at the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads includes 7 rivers and over 60 broads, so it’s no surprise that Britain’s largest protected wetland is home to some of Britain’s rarest wildlife.

Thurne Mill
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Dartmoor National Park, Devon

Winding trails, cycle paths, deep wooded valleys and open spaces make Dartmoor the perfect place to visit whether you’re looking for a tranquil escape or to get active and explore the great outdoors.

Arms Tor
Image courtesy of Alamy

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

Breathtaking views await at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, with dramatic mountain landscapes and 22 lochs to gaze across. It’s the perfect place to visit for hillwalking, climbing and boat trips, and is less than an hour from Glasgow.

Loch Lomond
Image courtesy of Alamy

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