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Mid year 30 june estimates of the usual resident population for the 13 national parks in england and wales.
National parks england and wales. We are the association of the authorities which look after the 10 national parks in england and we work to promote and further their needs. On our web pages you will find. There are 10 national parks in england 3 in wales and 2 in scotland they are.
National parks of england and wales last updated october 14 2019. Having visited all 15 national parks in britain we take a look at the best of them. National parks of england and wales defined by an act of parliament 1949 as.
The total area of the national parks in england and wales is approximately 16 267 square kilometres 6 281 sq mi for an average of 1 251 square kilometres but a median of 1 344 square kilometres. The national parks authorities are mandated with the role of conserving and enhancing the natural beauty cultural heritage and wildlife of the national park as enshrined in the environment act 1995. Wild camping has been illegal in the 13 national parks except dartmoor of england and wales since their creation 70 years ago although a current government review into the future of national.
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. England broads dartmoor exmoor lake district new forest northumberland north york moors peak district yorkshire dales and south downs. Areas of great natural beauty giving opportunity for open air recreation established so that natural beauty can be preserved and enhanced and so that the enjoyment of the scenery by the public can be promoted.
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. The smallest national park in england and wales and in the united kingdom is the broads at 303 square kilometres 117 sq mi. Known as britain s breathing spaces the 15 national parks of the uk are home to the most inspiring countryside that britain has to offer.
There are 10 national parks in england three in wales and two in scotland all special in their own right. England and wales have a total of thirteen areas designated as national parks under the management of the various national park authorities.