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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Soak up “England’s finest” view at Sutton Bank

Soak up “England’s finest” view at Sutton Bank

It was author and vet James Herriot who gave the view the accolade of “England’s finest” and there’s only one way to find out if he’s right.

Location: Thirsk, North Yorkshire

National Parks
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Lose yourself on the Monsal Trail

Lose yourself on the Monsal Trail

Experience the countryside like never before as you cycle or walk within the heart of the spectacular Peak District National Park.

Location: Hassop, Derbyshire

Walking and hiking
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Gliding lessons over North York Moors

Gliding lessons over North York Moors

The ultimate free flying experience.

Location: Thirsk, North Yorkshire

National Parks
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Wet and wild in the Forest

Wet and wild in the Forest

There’s no shortage of wet and wild watersports in the New Forest, from adrenalin-rush RIB rides to gentle paddles and luxury sunset sails.

Location: Lymington, Hampshire

Watersports
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Taste Grasmere Gingerbread

Taste Grasmere Gingerbread

Stock up on one of the Lake District’s most famous exports.

Location: Ambleside, Cumbria

National Parks
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Calvert Trust Exmoor

Calvert Trust Exmoor

Calvert Trust Exmoor allows guests with disabilities of any type to experience exciting adventurous activities, the Devon countryside and the local attractions.

Location: Barnstaple, Devon

National Parks
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Have a great day out in the home of Heartbeat

Have a great day out in the home of Heartbeat

With magnificent steam engines and beautiful rural stations, a visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is charmingly authentic.

Location: Pickering, North Yorkshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Receive a warm welcome for weary walkers on Blakey Ridge

Receive a warm welcome for weary walkers on Blakey Ridge

It’s the simple things that matter when you've walked all day in Yorkshire – like a pint, a home-cooked meal and a big, roaring fire.

Location: Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Tavistock Farmers' Market

Tavistock Farmers' Market

Food is serious business in Tavistock: on the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the central Bedford Square jumps into life.

Location: Tavistock, Devon

Low cost
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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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Enjoy a romantic escape at Overwater Hall

Enjoy a romantic escape at Overwater Hall

An elegant 18th century country house hotel within the Lake District.

Location: Ireby, Cumbria

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Go on safari in the New Forest

Go on safari in the New Forest

Explore the Forest in a unique and exciting way. Hop on and off at villages, attractions and forest walks, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the view…

Location: New Forest, Hampshire

Tours and trails
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Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle

Ingulge in a extravagant getaway to a chic and welcoming castle perfectly positioned in Dartmoor National Park.

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

Castles and Historic Properties
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Dinner at The Samling

Dinner at The Samling

Top grub and sweeping views of Lake Windermere.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

Unique Experiences
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Visit the UK’s largest outdoor festival in Keswick

Visit the UK’s largest outdoor festival in Keswick

Grab your Gore-Tex, pack the tent and amble over to Keswick’s big family adventure.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

Forests and woodlands
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Enjoy a family stay in a 14th century house in the Peak District

Enjoy a family stay in a 14th century house in the Peak District

Spend the day ambling around mountains and fells of the Peak District before enjoying a relaxing evening with whole family at The Old Bakehouse.

Location: Hope Valley, Peak District

National Parks
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Helvellyn Peak

Helvellyn Peak

Climb the third highest peak in Britain and be rewarded with spectecular views of the Lake District.

Location: Helvellyn, Cumbria

Low cost
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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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Go horseriding in the Lake District

Go horseriding in the Lake District

Saddle up for a two-day horseriding trek around the fells of the Lake District.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

Unique Experiences
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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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