The central location of this park provides for the coincidence of the northern limit of many lowland species such as the stemless thistle and nuthatch and the southern extent of many northern upland species such as the mountain hare and globe flower the carboniferous limestone of the white peak in its southern and central areas gives rise to peaks. Wherever you stay in england you will find plenty to do in the country s ten national parks.
National parks england. 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. Peak district national park. Providing a collective voice for the views of the english npas.
From moor to mountain coast to dale and everything between. Northumberland is the least populated of england s national parks covering a vast 405 sq miles. Because it s so close to major cities like sheffield stoke on trent and manchester it s also one of the most visited national parks in england attracting millions of visitors every year.
These world renowned travel destinations have been dubbed britain s breathing spaces as they are scattered throughout the country and present the opportunity to enjoy assorted landscapes irreplaceable wildlife and rich culture. A section of unesco heritage listed hadrian s wall the roman wall running coast to coast goes through the south of. National parks in england.
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. Advice and laws are different in england scotland and wales. Explore the forest in a unique and exciting way.
Information about us and our work our publications our latest news and media releases. From the wild terrain of exmoor to the picturesque lake district the national parks of england are the perfect location to try a wide range of outdoor activities witness spectacular scenery and encounter wildlife. National parks england exists to support policy and practice by coordinating the views of the 10 english national park authorities npas.
England s 10 national parks are among the best places to experience the country s incredible diversity in landscapes. We do this by. In the very heart of england lies peak district national park established in 1951 it s the oldest of all national parks in the u k.
On our web pages you will find. Go on safari in the new forest. England houses 10 of the uk s 15 remarkable national parks.
Know and follow the latest government advice. Choose a walking route to meet your fitness level and keep an eye out in the woodland this is one of the few places in england where you can still spot red squirrels. National parks uk has a 4 step guide for people thinking of visiting a national park during covid related restrictions.
Hop on and off at villages attractions and forest.