Our Top National Park Visits

To mark National Parks Week, we’ve rounded up some of the country’s most celebrated landscapes. There are so many outstanding areas around the UK that are just begging to be explored. So simply pack a picnic and get ready for a beautiful adventure with our guide to Britain’s best national parks.  

Lake District

The Lake District is the largest national park in England at 885 square miles and it’s one of the most spectacular too. If you manage to avoid the rain that so often accompanies a visit – then you are in for a true treat. 

New Forest National Park 

Once a royal hunting ground for King William I, New Forest National Park offers some of the best countryside in the south of England with ancient woodland, coastal salt marshes and farmland. There are also lots of country pubs in the surrounding area so you can refuel after a long day of walking and exploring. 

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Breath taking cliffs, outstanding beaches and hidden coves all combine to make Pembrokeshire Coast National Park one of the best in Britain. It’s a perfect location for those looking to get active in the outdoors -whether that means hiking along the coastal track, surfing perfect waves or even exploring the area by kayak. 

Dartmoor National Park 

Heading to Cornwall this summer? Don’t forget to visit Dartmoor Park along the way - covering 368 square miles and featuring honey-coloured heaths, moss-smothered boulders, tinkling streams and eerie granite hills it is one of the best places to visit in the South West. If you are particularly interested in sport, Dartmoor is an outdoor activities hot spot for hiking, cycling, horse riding, climbing and white-water kayaking, and has plenty of rustic pubs and country-house hotels where you can relax after an active day.

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