English National Park Experience Collection Launch

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Published: 14 February 2019

The English National Parks offer some of England’s most extraordinary outdoor living landscapes and to celebrate its rich culture, a brand new project is launching in 2019: The English National Park Experience Collection (ENPEC).

Supported by VisitEngland’s Discover England Fund, the new collection is made up of over 70 new immersive visitor experiences across nine of England’s National Parks. Carefully curated by local experts and designed for international visitors, the collection offers truly authentic and memorable experiences to capture the distinctive countryside.

Immersing into some of the UK’s most unique living landscapes and timeless rural life, visitors will journey through history, culture and countryside to see England in a new light. Living, breathing and becoming part of the Park’s special way of life via bookable experiences.

Designed to harness the growing demand for experiential tourism, the bookable experiences will partner with accommodation, creating tailor made easy to book options for the trade. From travel agents, tour operators, wholesales or guides, there is something in the mix for most buyers’ upcoming schedules or brochures.

Dartmoor Ranger Experience (c) Nick Turner
Living England’s National Parks

England’s National Parks are treasured for their tranquillity, traditions, heritage and unique natural habitats. Geographically dotted around England, the Parks provide free access to England’s open countryside.

Protecting the most beloved landscapes and harbouring the most precious wildlife, they are a deep part of the fabric of England’s national identity. Making up 10% of England’s total land with an abundance of native wildlife-rich habitants. Visitors will leave feeling alive, inspired and refreshed.

There are nine English National Parks involved in the collection (Broads, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Lake District, North
York Moors, Northumberland, Peak District, South Downs and Yorkshire Dales) with each park offering a selection of experiences from active outdoors to foodie heavens.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Broads National Park
A watery wonderland, the Broads is Britain’s largest protected wetland.

  • Broads by Kayak Experience: view the beauty of the Broads in a unique way. Enjoy the wonderful wildlife from the water and be immersed in the stunning beauty of the area of Heigham Sound & Hickling Broad – one of the jewels in the crown of the National Park. 4 hour experience, a max of 8 people, £45 pp.
Broads by Kayak (c) Daniel Wildey

Dartmoor National Park
A land of mist and mystery – steeped in folklore and a place of great literary inspiration.

  • Hound of the Baskervilles Experience: follow in the footsteps of the great writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and discover the real story behind The Hound of the Baskervilles. Find out about the various people, locations, myths and legends that inspired this most famous of detective stories.
    8.5 hour experience, for 4-6 people, £135 for groups of 4-6 people.
Hound of the Baskervilles Experience (c) Daniel Wildey

Lake District National Park
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Park of epic proportions, The Lake District is home to Scafell Pike – England’s highest mountain – and Wastwater, its deepest lake.

  • Spice Trail experience: A guided tour of some of the finest culinary highlights in the region, guaranteed to tantalise tastebuds. 7 hour experience, for 3 - 32 people, starting from £125 for larger groups.
Lake District Spice Trail (c) Daniel Wildey web

Peak District National Park
Britain’s original National Park, the Peak District is a land of countryside revolution, stately homes, plateaus and valleys, right in the heart of England.

  • Climbing Through History Experience: The history of the Peak District National Park is etched in the unique gritstone crags that line the valley edges. This world-famous rock, besides being an integral part of the area’s industrial heritage. Climb, scramble and abseil under the expert guidance of a local instructor. Suitable for all abilities to discover a different view of the Peak District.
    8 hour experience, for 4-32 people, £85 pp.
Climbing through history (c) Daniel Wildey

The full list of experiences will be available on the new English National Park Experience Collection website following the launch: https://www.nationalparkexperiences.co.uk/

The UK version will be live on 1st February and the German translated website will launch on 31st March.