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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Reach new heights on a Lake District mountain

Reach new heights on a Lake District mountain

Climb where only birds fly and explore a hidden underground world in Cumbria’s Lake District mountains, the ultimate place to broaden your horizons.

Location: Honister Pass, Cumbria

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Roam among the apples at Ampleforth

Roam among the apples at Ampleforth

Ampleforth Abbey, in picturesque Ampleforth village, grows 40 apple varieties in its historic orchards, including some of England's best natives.

Location: Ampleforth, North Yorkshire

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Enjoy fine dining at The Samling

Enjoy fine dining at The Samling

Top grub and sweeping views of Lake Windermere.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

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Enjoy a romantic escape at Overwater Hall

Enjoy a romantic escape at Overwater Hall

Book a table and a room at this elegant 18th century country house hotel within the Lake District.

Location: Ireby, Cumbria

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Get an adrenaline kick in Dartmoor National Park

Get an adrenaline kick in Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor is the place to get your adventure kicks, from cycling to climbing to white water kayaking.

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

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Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter

The Lake District is the place to properly celebrate the life and works of this iconic author, illustrator, scientist and conservationist.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

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Rest and romance in the iconic Lake District landscape

Rest and romance in the iconic Lake District landscape

Leathes Head Country House Hotel is the ideal spot to spend some much-needed time for two in the heart of the Lake District.

Location: Borrowdale, Cumbria

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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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Explore Bronze Age England at Lordenshaws Fort

Explore Bronze Age England at Lordenshaws Fort

Explore the ancient heath and rolling farmland of Northumberland National Park.

Location: Northumberland National Park, Northumberland

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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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Outdoor adventures in the North York Moors

Outdoor adventures in the North York Moors

Gee up the family with a high-octane adventure holiday in the North York Moors – you never know what you can do until you try.

Location: North York Moors, North Yorkshire

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Explore four floors of arts and crafts at Farfield Mill

Explore four floors of arts and crafts at Farfield Mill

Four floors of inspiration await you at Farfield Mill, a vibrant arts and heritage centre housed within a restored woollen mill now home to local crafts and arts, a café and displays.

Location: Sedbergh, North Yorkshire

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Explore the Lakes in a funky electric 'Twizy'

Explore the Lakes in a funky electric 'Twizy'

The ten head-turning electric Renault ‘Twizys’ are now available for anyone to hire.

Location: Ullswater, Cumbria

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Walking in the New Forest

Walking in the New Forest

Twist and turn through vibrant gorse, imposing woodland and bubbling streams as you stroll through the Forest’s 143 miles of trails.

Location: New Forest, Hampshire

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Create your own chocolate in the heart of the Lake District

Create your own chocolate in the heart of the Lake District

Take the family on a chocolate adventure at a new and interactive experience at the Cocoa Bean Company.

Location: Hawkshead, Cumbria

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Uncover Northumberland’s Neolithic rock art

Uncover Northumberland’s Neolithic rock art

Lace up your hiking boots and discover the mysterious rock art at Northumberland National Park, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

Location: Northumberland National Park, Northumberland

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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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Go wild at the south coast’s only inflatable water park

Go wild at the south coast’s only inflatable water park

The New Forest Water Park in Fordingbridge is a unique outdoor attraction with 50 acres of countryside and lakes for the whole family to enjoy.

Location: New Forest, Hampshire

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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

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Stuff yourself full of great Yorkshire Dales grub

Stuff yourself full of great Yorkshire Dales grub

Whether you’re after cheese, vegetables, meat or real ale, there’s something for you as you travel through Wensleydale.

Location: Hawes, North Yorkshire

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