This July welcomes National Parks Week, celebrating some of the most stunning and treasured landscapes in the UK. The week aims to encourage people to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful landscape, showcasing all that is good about our most special country side.
Throughout the UK’s 15 National Parks there are a range of activities you can take part in from Monday 25th to Sunday 31st July. The Parks include:
- Brecon Beacons
- The Broads
- Lake District
- Loch Lomond & The Trossachs
- New Forest
- North York Moors
- Peak District
- Pembrokeshire coast
- South Downs
- Yorkshire Dales
This year’s theme is ‘adventure’ so why not get out and discover the amazing landscape and activities the parks have to offer from walking routes, trail running, family activities, cycling routes, camping areas and star-gazing – get inspired with the complete range of activities here.
While we celebrate our parks, it's also important to consider the care and attention they need to maintain their beauty thanks to support from charities like Campaign for National Parks. They are dedicated to campaigning to protect and promote all of the National Parks of England and Wales. Together, they work on representing shared concern and address issues facing the National Parks and take action to keep our national treasures beautiful and safe. Millions of people visit National Parks every year, eager to enjoy their unique qualities, peace and tranquillity. Our Parks are also 'living landscapes', home to diverse communities.
National Parks must be conserved for the benefit of all, now and in the future - they are "not ours, but ours to look after".
This year is also extra special for the Campaign for National Parks as it celebrates its 80th anniversary! To mark the occasion, they've teamed up with 38 degrees to run free guided walks and natural art workshops in all of the UK National Parks on 30th July. Start planning your adventure here.