Since 1949

15 National Parks

Total land area over

22,000 KM 2

Britain’s National Parks are living, working land. They contain towns and villages, working farms and local businesses - and some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

National Parks exist to encourage everyone to enjoy outdoor activities. Choose a park to discover how you could #GetOutside.

From amazing walking trails and mountain bike parks to stunning lochs and picnic spots, our National Parks have a whole host of different outdoor activities everyone to enjoy. 

Find articles about where to go and what to do in each National Park below to help you plan your next adventure. 

Our friends at have produced this interesting article about the caves you can visit in on National Parks - the perfect family activity!  

Loch Lomond and The Trossach National Park Northumberland National Park Lake District National Park Yorkshire Dales National Park North York Moors National Park Peak District National Park Snowdonia National Park Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Brecon Beacons National Park Exmoor National Park Dartmoor National Park New Forest National Park South Downs National Park The Broads Cairngorms National Park

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Brecon Beacons

An outdoor adventure playground in South Wales.

Read more about the Brecon Beacons

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The Broads

Waterways and wildlife in East England.

Read more about the Broads

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The largest in the National Park family.

Read more about the Cairngorms

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A haven for fans of ancient moorlands.

Read more about Dartmoor

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Coastal views and cascading rivers on Exmoor.

Read more about Exmoor

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Lake District

World famous waterside scenery.

Read more about the Lake District

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Loch Lomond & The Trossachs

Home to mythical creatures and magical folklore.

Read more about Loch Lomond & the Trossachs

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New Forest

Rare heathland and iconic ponies.

Read more about the New Forest

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North York Moors

Picturesque British countryside.

Read more about the North York Moors


An adventure land full of ancient history.

Read more about Northumberland

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Peak District

A walkers paradise at the southern end of the Pennines.

Read more about the Peak District

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Pembrokeshire Coast

Blue Flag beaches, national trails and spectacular views.

Read more about Pembrokeshire

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Peaks, paths and lakes for great walks, climbs and fishing.

Read more about Snowdonia

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South Downs

Traditional villages and rolling hills packed with history.

Read more about the South Downs

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Yorkshire Dales

Quintessential British countryside in the heart of North England.

Read more about the Yorkshire Dales