Discover England's National Parks

Discover England's 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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Visit much-loved author Beatrix Potter’s home

Visit much-loved author Beatrix Potter’s home

As the children’s author and illustrator’s 150th birthday is celebrated in 2016, explore the enchanting landscapes that inspired her.

Location: Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Cumbria

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Indulge in the newest fine dining at Forest Side

Indulge in the newest fine dining at Forest Side

Sample a delicious menu of quality produce from former sous chef and head forager at the UK’s leading restaurant, L’Enclume.

Location: Grasmere, Cumbria

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Cycle the Peak District in style at Eroica Britannia

Cycle the Peak District in style at Eroica Britannia

Handlebar moustaches and sepia filters at the ready… Eroica Britannia returns in June for a weekend of vintage road racing and retro recreation.

Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire

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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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Rock Climb in the Peak District

Rock Climb in the Peak District

With 10,000 recorded climbs the Peak District is widely recognised as having some of the best climbing in the country.

Location: Peak District, Derbyshire

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Enjoy an evening of fine dining at The Peacock at Rowsley

Enjoy an evening of fine dining at The Peacock at Rowsley

After a day of fly-fishing on the River Wye, stop by The Peacock for a beautiful fine dining experience.

Location: Peak District, Derbyshire

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See Dartmoor's famous film and TV locations

See Dartmoor's famous film and TV locations

'(I have) Never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.' -Steven Spielberg

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

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Discover The Lakes by canoe

Discover The Lakes by canoe

Canoe along the Derwentwater and discover something special about being close to the water.

Location: Keswick, Cumbria

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See England's finest view from Sutton Bank

See England's finest view from Sutton Bank

Celebrated author and vet James Herriot gave the view from Sutton Bank the ultimate accolade – “England’s finest”. Find out if he was right…

Location: Sutton Bank, near Thirsk, North Yorkshire

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Dales Countryside Museum – tells the story of the Dales

Dales Countryside Museum – tells the story of the Dales

Glaciers that covered the Dales, the Romans, Vikings , Normans, the miners and farmers – all have left their mark on the Yorkshire Dales.

Location: Hawes, North Yorkshire

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Stretch Your Legs Hiking Dartmoor National Park

Stretch Your Legs Hiking Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park is a walk to remember. Follow a suggested route in the leaflets; join guided walks with an expert, or set yourself a challenge.

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

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Travel in style on the Settle to Carlisle railway

Travel in style on the Settle to Carlisle railway

Take an unforgettable ride on one of the world's great railway journeys, which takes in stunning country landscapes, 20 viaducts and 14 tunnels.

Location: Yorkshire Dales and Eden Valley, North Yorkshire

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Live life in the great outdoors with Alfresco Adventures

Live life in the great outdoors with Alfresco Adventures

Alfresco Adventures’ mission is to inspire people to enjoy and experience all the great outdoors has to offer – for any adventure great or small.

Location: Reeth, North Yorkshire

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Hop over stepping stones across the River Dore at Dovedale

Hop over stepping stones across the River Dore at Dovedale

Follow an easy walking route through Ilam Park and into the spectacular gorge of Dovedale in the southern Peak District.

Location: Ilam, Derbyshire

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Taste the best of the Peak District this autumn

Taste the best of the Peak District this autumn

Eat, drink and be merry as you make your way around the stalls at the Great Peak District Fair and Beer Festival.

Location: Buxton, Derbyshire

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Discover the two sides of the Peak District

Discover the two sides of the Peak District

Two contrasting personalities, one national park... White Peak Vs Dark Peak.

Location: Peak District, Derbyshire

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Tuck into a home cooked meal at The Kirkstile Inn

Tuck into a home cooked meal at The Kirkstile Inn

Enjoy a delicious menu made from the best Cumbrian produce, washed down with a pint of freshly brewed ale at the Kirkstile Inn in the heart of the North Lake District.

Location: Loweswater, Cumbria

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Climb aboard the excellent Esk Valley Railway

Climb aboard the excellent Esk Valley Railway

Delightful villages, dramatic views and gentle country walks – do it all by train on a ride through the delightful Esk Valley, near Whitby.

Location: Whitby, Yorkshire

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Discover art for all in the North York Moors – and it’s free

Discover art for all in the North York Moors – and it’s free

See world-class art for free at the National Park’s ‘Inspired by… gallery’, a haven for contemporary art in the heart of the North York Moors.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

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Discover the inspiration for J.M.W. Turner’s painting ‘Ruskin’s View’

Discover the inspiration for J.M.W. Turner’s painting ‘Ruskin’s View’

Tucked away between Cumbria’s iconic Lake District landscapes and the rolling Yorkshire Dales is the ancient market town of Kirkby Lonsdale.

Location: Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

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