National Parks

Our national parks are living, breathing treasure troves. Staggeringly beautiful and wondrously diverse, you can enjoy these outdoor playgrounds as energetically or lazily as you like. Walk across wild moors, hike towering peaks, or stroll within ancient woodland. Or perhaps horse riding, cycling, rock-climbing or sailing is more appealing? Take the family and pitch a tent at a site in English national parks so remote you can star gaze, or seek out a secluded valley for a romantic night in a yurt, warmed by the embers of a wood-burning stove.

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Discover the village that fell into the sea

Discover the village that fell into the sea

One dark night in 1664, while local people were attending a wake, the whole village of Runswick slipped into the sea…

Location: Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire

Myths, Legends and Tales
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Take a walk with the wildlife in the Lake District

Take a walk with the wildlife in the Lake District

Keep your eyes peeled and cameras at the ready for some serious Cumbrian wildlife spotting.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

Countryside
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Potholing and Caving

Potholing and Caving

An underground Yorkshire adventure

Location: North Yorkshire

Activities
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Witness Nature’s best at the North York Moors National Park

Witness Nature’s best at the North York Moors National Park

Discover heather adorned moorland in the summer sunshine and wild flora flourishing in the woodlands.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

Free
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Enjoy a cycle ride with sensational views at Sutton Bank

Enjoy a cycle ride with sensational views at Sutton Bank

With Yorkshire at your feet, head out on two wheels from Sutton Bank Bikes, a cycling centre located on the dramatic Sutton Bank escarpment.

Location: Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Cycling
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Uncover Northumberland’s Neolithic rock art

Uncover Northumberland’s Neolithic rock art

Lace up your hiking boots and set out to discover Northumberland’s fascinating gallery of mysterious rock art.

Location: Etal, Northumberland

Countryside
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Keep it real by the sea in Staithes

Keep it real by the sea in Staithes

Climb aboard a family boat and learn how to catch, clean and cook mackerel on the beach with Real Staithes.

Location: Staithes, Yorkshire

National Parks
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Wild Swimming in Grassington

Wild Swimming in Grassington

Grassington is an idyllic little Dales market town with a cobbled square, quirky shops and cosy pubs.

Location: Grassignton, North Yorkshire

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Pack a year of adventures into a Peak District break

Pack a year of adventures into a Peak District break

Treat your family to a four-star break in luxury log cabins, enjoy safe cycling and feed the animals on a working Derbyshire farm.

Location: Brassington, Derbyshire

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Practice your Sherlock skills whilst letterboxing in Dartmoor

Practice your Sherlock skills whilst letterboxing in Dartmoor

Welcome the start of spring with a family holiday in Dartmoor. Have fun trying new activities and enjoying time together in this amazing landscape.

Location: Dartmoor National Park, Devon

National Parks
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Dartmoor Zoological Park

Dartmoor Zoological Park

Lions and tigers and meerkats; oh my!

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

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Take afternoon tea in the wonderful woods at Falling Foss

Take afternoon tea in the wonderful woods at Falling Foss

If ever there was a magical woodland walk, it’s the 2-mile circular trail through the trees from May Beck to the charming Falling Foss waterfall.

Location: Whitby, Yorkshire

Forests and woodlands
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Get swept away by Raithwaite’s elegant rural style

Get swept away by Raithwaite’s elegant rural style

Enjoy the best of English luxury, amid the windswept coastline of bustling Whitby.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales

Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales

Experience the legacy of the the Ice Age.

Location: Aysgarth, North Yorkshire

Picturesque places
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Train to Ribblehead

Train to Ribblehead

Sit back and enjoy cracking views of the Yorkshire Dales.

Location: Settle to Carlisle, North Yorkshire and Cumbria

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Explore the dark side of Northumberland National Park

Explore the dark side of Northumberland National Park

If you love stargazing and want to experience the Milky Way against a pitch-black sky, then Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, near Rothbury, is a must-see.

Location: Rothbury, Northumberland

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The Orange Tree in Rosedale Abbey

The Orange Tree in Rosedale Abbey

Looking after your body doesn’t need to involve colonic irrigation and strenuous yoga workouts.

Location: Near Pickering, North Yorkshire

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Rekindle your romance in the Peak District

Rekindle your romance in the Peak District

Put a spring in your step with a tete-a-tete in a secluded country house hotel, share a walk with heart-stopping views and chill out in a relaxing spa.

Location: Castleton, Derbyshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Camp amongst the bluebells in the Lake District

Camp amongst the bluebells in the Lake District

Welcome the coming of spring with a family camping break at Castlerigg Hall Caravan & Camping Park, right in the Lake District’s great outdoors.

Location: Keswick, Cumbria

Countryside

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