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Brecon Beacons

Discover heather-clad mountains, incredible stargazing and endless walking and cycling trails to explore.

Key areas of interest

Located in south Wales, the Brecon Beacons National Park has four dramatic mountain ranges, rolling hills and historic man-made landscapes that offer brilliant walking and cycling for all abilities. The Brecon Beacons is also one of the best places in the world to get lost amongst the stars as the entire park is an International Dark Sky Reserve.

Visit the Brecon Beacons National Park website

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Two people mountain biking on a grassy mountain side above a reservoir
Walkers resting on a mountain side overlooking a mountain lake below

The Broads

Explore idyllic waterways, gaze at the big skies and spot some of the UK’s rarest wildlife.

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Key areas of interest

The Broads is the UK’s waterland National Park with over 200km of navigable waterways, over a quarter of the UK’s rarest wildlife, majestic windmills, ancient monasteries and so much more to enjoy. The gentle landscapes and quiet country lanes of East Anglia offer some truly relaxing walking and cycling.

Visit the Broads National Park website

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An icy loch shore with snowy mountains on the far side

Cairngorms

Experience the UK’s highest mountain range, explore ancient pine forests and become immersed in the Scottish wilderness.

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Key areas of interest

Situated in Scotland, the Cairngorms is the UK’s largest National Park and has some truly breath-taking mountain landscapes that are great for hillwalking, climbing, cycling and even skiing. It is home to amazing wildlife including red squirrels, pine martens and golden eagles.

Visit the Cairngorms National Park website

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Steep mountains covered in deep snow with a group of walkers on the summit
A rocky outcrop on a grassy hill with the sun setting amid wispy clouds

Dartmoor

Discover wild open moorlands, iconic granite tors, ancient monuments and rich local history in the south of England.

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A long row of pre-historic standing stones on grassy moorland
Ponies grazing on grass with a rocky tor on the horizon

Key areas of interest

The vast heather-covered moors, wooded valleys and many rivers of Dartmoor National Park offer incredible wilderness just waiting to be explored by foot or bike. An abundance of quaint medieval villages and wild ponies make Dartmoor a truly special place to visit.

Visit Dartmoor National Park website

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Exmoor

A unique mosaic of expansive moorlands, woodland valleys, rolling hills and dramatic coastline.

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Key areas of interest

With its endless footpaths and sheer variety of views, Exmoor National Park is a firm favourite amongst walkers. Keep an eye out for Exmoor ponies, observe local wildlife and marvel at the stars as you explore this ancient and wild landscape.

Visit Exmoor National Park website

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High mountains with a deep glacial lake in the valley below

Lake District

An awe-inspiring landscape of high fells, deep glacial lakes and quaint rural villages.

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View over a lake nestled between high fells with a town on the near shore
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Key areas of interest

Now a World Heritage Site, the rugged yet beautiful Lake District National Park offers some incredible fell-walking and has the highest mountains in England. Get active in the hills, take to the many lakes or relax in one of the idyllic villages found throughout the Park.

Visit the Lake District National Park website

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Loch Lomond & the Trossachs

Home to the largest lake in the UK, multiple stunning lochs, extensive forests and dramatic mountain ranges.

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Key areas of interest

With over twenty large lochs, rugged mountains in the north, rolling lowland hills in the south and loads of unique villages to discover, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park offers something for everybody. Get walking, boating, climbing and exploring one of Scotland’s most-loved landscapes.

Visit Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park website

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A group of walkers on a mountain side with a loch below
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New Forest

Marvel at the endless woodlands, wild heathlands and roaming ponies, cattle and sheep of this truly unique landscape.

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Chestnut ponies grazing beside a large oak tree in full leaf
Two cyclists on a wide path beside trees pausing to look at a map

Key areas of interest

Once a royal hunting ground, the New Forest National Park covers ancient woodlands, wild open heathlands and stretches of beautiful coastline in southern England. Go walking amongst the roaming animals and get a true sense of escape.

Visit the New Forest National Park website

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Northumberland

Enjoy fascinating ancient monuments, tranquil rolling moorland and the beautiful uplands of The Cheviot hills.

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Key areas of interest

Northumberland National Park is the perfect place to get away from it all; whether you choose to walk the remote heather-covered hills, admire the iconic Hadrian’s Wall or gaze at the stars in Europe’s largest area of protected night sky.

Visit Northumberland National Park website

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A group of walkers crossing high grassy moorland
View over a steep coastline with the sun setting over the hills

North York Moors

A place of extraordinary surprises, from wide open moorland and swathes of purple heather to dazzling dark skies and a glorious coastline.

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Fishing boats and harbour cottages under a clear blue sky
A steam train passing by tree lined grassy fields

Key areas of interest

There is so much more to the North York Moors. High hills, deep wooded dales, crinkly coasts, ancient abbeys, tumbling streams and timeless villages – everything that’s great about England, in fact, and perfect for walkers and cyclists.

Visit the North York Moors National Park website

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Peak District

Discover breath-taking views of stunning limestone valleys, rugged gritstone landscapes and magnificent stately homes.

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Key areas of interest

Nestled in the heart of the country, the Peak District is the UK’s original National Park. A contrasting landscape made up of rugged, rocky moorlands and grassy limestone dales, the Peak District offers incredible walking, cycling, historic houses and world-class rock climbing.

Visit the Peak District National Park website

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Two people mountain biking on a grassy track with a valley below
A sweeping white sandy bay and turquoise sea

Pembrokeshire Coast

Towering limestone cliffs, golden beaches and hilly volcanic headlands make up the UK’s only fully coastal National Park.

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Heather hill in front of a wide u-shaped bay under blue skies
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Key areas of interest

The beautiful beaches, cliffs, harbours and coves of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park are unforgettable. Stroll along the 300km coast path to admire the surroundings and don’t forget to look out for incredible marine wildlife such as seals, dolphins and basking sharks.

Visit the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park website

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Snowdonia

Dominated by the impressive Snowdonia mountain range, discover picturesque villages, fast-flowing waterfalls and a coastline of fine sandy beaches.

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Key areas of interest

With the largest mountain in Wales, wooded valleys, historic villages and endless trails to walk, Snowdonia National Park is a truly amazing landscape. Go hill-walking on the trails, follow some incredible mountain biking routes or take a leisurely ride on the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Visit Snowdonia National Park website

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A sweeping hillside with green farm fields below

South Downs

Discover the world-famous white cliffs, rolling green and gold hills, ancient woodland and lowland heaths of South Downs.

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Windmill at sunset, surrounded by grazing sheep
A family with young children walking along a hilltop path with views over trees and fields for miles below

Key areas of interest

Stretching across the south of England, the South Downs National Park, with its long distance paths, cycle routes and rare wildlife, is a real haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Get inspired by the rolling hills, dramatic cliffs and picturesque villages found throughout the National Park.

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Visit the South National Park website

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Yorkshire Dales

An area rich in farming heritage, discover heather blanketed uplands and rolling green valleys scattered with traditional field barns and drystone walls.

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Key areas of interest

The majestic rolling hills, old stone villages and farming heritage of the Yorkshire Dales truly showcases the best of the British countryside. Extensive footpaths and bridleways offer cycling, riding and walking for all abilities, from gentle strolls over the undulating countryside to the impressive Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

Visit the Yorkshire Dales National Park website

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A mother and child walking along a path with a gushing waterfall behind them