national parks in the United Kingdom
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The best national parks in the United Kingdom

The family of National Parks has a lot to offer if you are going for a holiday in the UK. The adventure may range from traversing mountains, woods, moorlands, meadows and wetlands. We have listed some of them here for you to explore and enjoy. Each one has a group that helps take care of the area and the creatures living in them plus of course guide travelers like us who want to explore the beauties of mother nature.

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs is for everyone to discover and experience. There is always something for everyone to do be it on-land activities or on-water activities. If you like fishing you will sure enjoy the excellent fishing opportunities here. You can go for top quality fly fishing on the popular salmon rivers or the other species from the shores. Anybody can buy a fishing permit which is on sale on various outlets like the fishing tackle shops.

North York Moors

The North York Moors is a national park in North Yorkshire. It encompasses a couple of major types of landscapes wherein the differences are vividly visible. Predominantly there are pasture landsand the brown and purple heather moorland. . This is the place where dream is made. You can explore the huge open space of moorland, listen to the upland call of the birds, walk for miles or just sit and watch the world go by.

Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire is the only coastal national park of its kind in the United Kingdom. It brags its wealth of wonderful places to discover and enjoy. The beautiful coastline offers safe, sandy beaches that are perfect for families. It is also a paradise for those who love the outdoors because it provides the most unspoilt, stunning environments in the country.  The combination of wild open ocean, calm sheltered waters and secluded bays are perfect to offer world class water sports conditions.

The Broads

The Broads are a network of navigable lakes and rivers in the English counties of Suffolk and Norfolk. It is unique in its landscape of these rivers and lakes. It has been a boating holiday destination since the late 19th century and also a significant center for racing yachts during that time. The abundant legacy of The Broads is evident in a lot of beautiful places to visit from the restored windmills and primitive churches to historic buildings and wonderful gardens. Guests will enjoy the animal parks, country parks, miniature railways, and several other attractions.

Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland

The Hadrian’s Wall was 80 Roman miles long with its width and height depend on the construction materials that were available nearby.  This wall was the most heavily fortified border during the rule of emperor Hadrian. This wall is an unbroken 84-mile signposted path stretching from every coast that bings you through the most picturesque parts of England from fields and moorland  to the cities  of Carlisle and Newcastle. With links to more than 80 short walks, this train is suitable for all ages with opportunities with disabled access to some stretches of the wall. This is perfect for day visits, short breaks or even a week-long holiday.

Snowdonia

Snowdonia is a region in north Wales and a national park. It was the first of the three national parks in Wales that had been designated during the 50’s. Unlike the other national parks in other nations Snowdonia is made up of both public and private lands under the central planning authority. The northernmost area of the Snowdonia is the most popular with the tourist.  Many hikers here focus on Snowdon Mountain itself regarded as the fine mountain but can become quite crowded especially with the in railway going to the mountain’s summit.  There are more than a hundred attractions that you can put in your list when you visit the Snowdonia area. One that you can truly enjoy is the Ribride Adventure thru the Menai Strait and across to Anglesey.

South Downs

The South Downs is known for its chalk downland with short turf and its dry valleys.. It is recognized among the most important landscapes in England. The downland is a very famous recreational destination especially for walkers, horse riders, and mountain bikers. The unique South Downs Way offers a real opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Brecon Beacons

In its truest sense the Brecon Beacons is a series of mountain to the south of Brecon. It’s the stunning part of Wales with beautiful landscapes, canal paths, castles and a lot of family attractions.  It attracts lots of tourists as well because of the range and quality of outdoor activities that it offers. You can a lot of activities like climbing, canyoning, caving, and mountain biking. Brecon Beacons offers scenery that is both beautiful and diverse with rolling countryside and valleys, huge open spaces to the magnificent waterfalls and caves.     Cairngorms

Cairngorms in located in the eastern highlands of Scotland. Three of the Scotland’s five resorts are located in Cairngorms that’s why skiing and winter sports industry is centered here. It has long attracted many ice climbers particularly to the northern corries. It brags what was apparently the world’s hardest ice climb.  The mountains are famous for hill walking, bird watching, deer stalking, winter sports, fly fishing, and gliding.   Lake District

In the northwest of England you will see the Lake District which is the biggest English national parks and the second biggest in the United Kingdom.  The Lake District is famous for its gorgeous scenery, abundant wildlife and cultural heritage. But what make it different from other national parks in Britain are its cool, clear lakes, tarns and rivers that are significant to their range of habitats. There is also the diverse landscape that imposes natural landforms that are overlaid by thousand years of human activity.

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