Within the united kingdom there are fourteen national parks and one further area with equivalent status there are ten in england three in wales and two in scotland these parks are not truly national parks according to the internationally accepted standard of the iucn but they are areas of outstanding landscape where habitation and commercial activities are restricted. We then head to england to explore northumberland the charming and rugged yorkshire dales and the lake district.
They have two key aims.
4 national parks in the uk. Home to snowdon wales highest peak snowdonia is an obvious choice for mountain lovers seeking uk national parks holidays. Advice and laws are different in england scotland and wales. Also in the south of england dartmoor national park protects a beautiful moor in the heart of devon the southeastern peninsula of the british island this is one of the prettiest regions in the entire country a place of amazing wilderness areas charming medieval towns open moorlands wild ponies and granite tors.
Know and follow the latest government advice. Uk s top national parks were on our bucket list. National parks in england and wales are.
After visiting one of the national parks in the uk i decided to look at the list of national parks in the uk. We found wild places in all of them in england wales and scotland. To preserve the countryside.
Hike in the best scenery to be found in scotland and england on this unique tour of 4 national parks. The uk s national parks take in some of the country s most beautiful natural landscapes including coasts mountains and forests. From experiences of locals travel bloggers and our own we put together 4 national parks uk self drive tours which tick all the boxes of a splendid uk travel itinerary.
In 1949 the national parks and access to the countryside act was. National parks uk has a 4 step guide for people thinking of visiting a national park during covid related restrictions. As well as boats and birds national park holidays in the norfolk broads offer plenty of scope for whiling away the hours in cosy waterside pubs and for exploring the twin villages of hoveton and wroxham.
The national parks of england and wales are areas of relatively undeveloped and scenic landscape that are designated under the national parks and access to the countryside act 1949 save for the broads which was set up under the norfolk and suffolk broads act 1988 despite their similar name national parks in england and wales are quite different from national parks in many other countries. Find the link to our covid 19 information page below. To promote the public s enjoyment of the area.
In scotland we will hike in the wild highlands in the cairngorms and then loch lomond and the trossachs. National parks were introduced in the uk in 1949.