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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Get your bike into gear at Dalby Forest

Get your bike into gear at Dalby Forest

It’s bikes, tracks, skills, tricks and more at Dalby Forest, as 70 miles of cycling trails provide family fun and world-class thrills alike.

Location: Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire

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Hear the call of the curlew

Hear the call of the curlew

It is no accident that the emblem for Northumberland National Park is the curlew; high in the hills is one of the best places to see and hear them.

Location: Ingram, Northumberland

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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

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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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Plan a gourmet foodie break in the Peak District

Plan a gourmet foodie break in the Peak District

Tuck into a delicious culinary experience in Bakewell and hone your skills on a hands-on cookery course on a gourmet break in the Peak District.

Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire

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Discover the North York Moors landscapes’ screen appeal

Discover the North York Moors landscapes’ screen appeal

Walk in the footsteps of your favourite on-screen characters at the Levisham Estate, one of the top filming locations in England.

Location: Goathland, North Yorkshire

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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

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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

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See the Yorkshire Dales come alive in a myriad of creativity

See the Yorkshire Dales come alive in a myriad of creativity

This summer’s Grassington Festival in June is a popular two-week extravaganza in the Yorkshire Dales, with music, theatre, film, comedy and more.

Location: Grassington, North Yorkshire

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Paint your masterpiece amid the glorious Yorkshire Dales

Paint your masterpiece amid the glorious Yorkshire Dales

Get creative at this painters’ paradise – there’s no place quite like it.

Location: Settle, North Yorkshire

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Enjoy a country house escape without the exclusive price tag

Enjoy a country house escape without the exclusive price tag

Escape to one of the original country houses built as part of the Earl of Lonsdale’s estate, with iconic Lake District views and award-winning gardens.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

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White Peak Vs Dark Peak

White Peak Vs Dark Peak

Two contrasting personalities, one national park.

Location: Peak District, Derbyshire

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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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Wild camping on Dartmoor

Wild camping on Dartmoor

A perfect opportunity for that re-connection with nature.

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

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Taste a cocktail of world-class spirits and locally sourced food

Taste a cocktail of world-class spirits and locally sourced food

"With a fascinating tour, a bistro serving flavoursome food and beautiful lakeside scenery, there are many reasons to visit The Lakes Distillery in Cumbria. "

Location: Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria

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Tire the kids out on a Treetop Nets adventure

Tire the kids out on a Treetop Nets adventure

Get the whole family out in the fresh air for a fun day out in an adventure park suspended up to 9m above the ground and made entirely out of nets.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

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Explore the Lake District

Explore the Lake District

Discover the 200 fells, pikes and dales of the Lakes in a vintage camper van.

Location: Cumbria

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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

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Wonder at windmills and wander the Weavers Way

Wonder at windmills and wander the Weavers Way

Take a hike on the network of pathways under the vast Norfolk skies to the Berney Arms windmill and the remotest railway station in England.

Location: Berney Arms and the Halvergate Marshes, near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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