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UK's National Parks: Exploring the Beauty and Diversity of Britain's Protected Areas

Full List of the UK's National Parks, Including Top Things to See and Do in Each One

The UK boasts 15 national parks, with 10 in England, three in Wales, and two in Scotland. These parks provide ample space for social distancing and offer breathtaking views of the country's diverse landscapes. Here are some of the top things to see and do in each national park:

National Park Top Things to See and Do
Brecon Beacons (Wales) Hiking, stargazing, exploring waterfalls, and visiting historical sites
Cairngorms (Scotland) Skiing, hiking, wildlife watching, and exploring ancient forests
Dartmoor (England) Hiking, cycling, horse riding, wild swimming, and exploring prehistoric sites
Exmoor (England) Hiking, horse riding, wildlife watching, stargazing, and visiting coastal towns
Lake District (England) Hiking, boating, cycling, visiting literary landmarks, exploring picturesque villages
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs (Scotland) Hiking, cycling, kayaking, wildlife watching, and visiting historic sites
New Forest (England) Hiking, cycling, horse riding, wildlife watching, and visiting charming villages
Northumberland (England) Hiking, cycling, stargazing, visiting castles and historic sites, and exploring beautiful beaches
North York Moors (England) Hiking, cycling, horse riding, visiting historic sites, exploring charming villages
Peak District (England) Hiking, cycling, rock climbing, visiting historic sites, and exploring picturesque towns
Pembrokeshire Coast (Wales) Hiking, kayaking, surfing, wildlife watching, and visiting charming towns
Snowdonia (Wales) Hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, stargazing, visiting historic sites
South Downs (England) Hiking, cycling, horse riding, visiting historic sites, exploring picturesque villages
Yorkshire Dales (England) Hiking, cycling, caving, visiting historic sites, exploring charming villages
The Broads (England) Boating, cycling, birdwatching, visiting charming towns

It is important to check the tier alert level for both your area and your chosen park before planning or going on a trip. For more information, visit nationalparks.uk.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many national parks are there in the UK?

The United Kingdom has a total of 15 national parks, each with its own unique landscape, wildlife, and outdoor recreational opportunities.

What is the largest national park in the UK?

The Cairngorms National Park, located in Scotland, is the largest national park in the UK, covering an area of 4,528 square kilometers.

Which national park is the most visited in the UK?

The Lake District National Park, located in northwest England, is the most visited national park in the UK, attracting millions of visitors each year.

Can you provide a map of the UK's national parks?


What are the names of all the national parks in the UK?

The 15 national parks in the UK are:

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

Where can I find national parks near me in the UK?

You can find national parks near you in the UK by visiting the official website of the UK's national parks authority, which provides detailed information on each national park, including maps, activities, and visitor centres. Additionally, local tourist information centres and travel agencies can provide information on nearby national parks and how to get there.

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