Britain's breathing spaces


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There are a total of 14 National Parks in the UK. There are 9 in England, 3 in Wales and 2 in Scotland. The first area to be designated a National Park was the Peak District in 1951 with the most recent addition being the New Forest in 2005

There are a total of 4604 archaeological sites or buildings within the National Park network that are protected and deemed to be of national importance. There are 517 conservation areas in the National Parks. The National Park network covers a total of 8862 square miles. An estimated 120 million people a year visit the network of National Parks.

Lake District
The English Lake District is an area of immense wonder, dominated by lakes, mountains and valleys of breathtaking beauty. Picturesque villages are scattered throughout the whole region each with own unique character.

Yorkshire Dales
The enchanting beauty of the Yorkshire Dales with its unique combination of magnificent landscape, rich in history, vibrant villages and towns and friendly people, attracts visitors all year round. The dales offer the opportunity of a relaxing weekend or an energy packed exhilarating short break.

Peak District

Peak District moorland heather under dramatic summer sky
Rich in history and culture, with stunning scenery the Peak District is the perfect places for a short break or romantic getaway. The Peak District also offers the perfect environment for anyone who loves cycling or walking.

Norfolk Broads
Imagine if you can the warm summer sun, the gentle rattle from the engine of your motor cruiser and mile upon mile of peaceful waterways. In the evening moor the boat open a bottle of cold white wine and watch the world pass you by.

Dartmoor
If you yearn for inspiration, to find space, to be at one with the elements away from everyday life, Dartmoor offers you the opportunity. A humble and inspiring corner of the UK which everyone should visit at least once in there lives

New Forest

New Forest Mare with foal
The New Forest landscaped unchanged for hundreds of years offers its visitors peace and tranquility, one cannot fail to feel relaxed as you stroll through woodland, as wild deer roam around you, and as you are shaded from the glare of the sun by hundred year old oak trees.

Loch Lomond
Britains 4th largest national park Loch Lomond is extraordinary place, perfect for walking, climbing, fishing and golf not to mention some of the most amazing landscape in Scotland.

Brecon Beacons

Colorfull waterfall "Lower Ddwli" at Pontneddfechan in Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales.
The Brecon Beacons National Park is often referred to as a walker and climbers paradise this is no small part due to the formidable challenges of PenY Fan , Cribyn and Fan Y Big mountains.

North Yorks Moors
A landscape of dazzling heather, rolling green dales, rugged cliff tops, and golden sandy beaches, secluded from the world, it captivates and enthralls. Take time to explore picture postcard English villages, historic buildings and the spectacular coastline of the North York Moors.

Northumberland
The Northumberland National Park situated close to the Scottish Borders is made up of dramatic hills and moorland in the North giving way to the sheltered valleys of the South.

Snowdonia

A river running through a valley in North Wales's Snowdonia National Park
The beautiful Snowdinia landscape is also an area with a rich heritage and culture dating back a thousand years inspiring all who visit to explore the historic castles, abbeys and shrines. The national park is superb for outdoor pursuits with walking, climbing, mountain biking and even white water rafting well catered for.

Cairngorms
The stunning landscape of magnificent pinewoods, glorious moorland, lochs and glens provide the perfect habitat for spectacular wildlife such as the Golden Eagle, Red Squirrel and Red Deer to thrive.

Exmoor
The stunning beauty of Exmoor provides the perfect backdrop for a whole host activities including walking, cycling, horse riding and fishing. The National Park covers 267 miles stretching across Devon and Somerset.

Pembrokeshire
Rugged coastline, superb sandy beaches and rolling countryside all contribute to making Pembrokeshire one of the most dramatic and beautiful areas of the UK.

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