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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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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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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Take a wildlife safari in The Broads National Park

Take a wildlife safari in The Broads National Park

From the reeds to the trees, get up close to nature and see an incredible 11,000 species, the highest concentration of rare wildlife in England.

Location: Strumpshaw Fen, near Norwich, Norfolk

Lakes and waterways
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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

Countryside
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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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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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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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Enjoy country-chic style at No1 Silverbank

Enjoy country-chic style at No1 Silverbank

It’s a bit of an understatement to call No1 Silverbank a cottage. Yes, it has exposed beams, a log fire and a pretty garden filled with perennials – but that’s only half the story.

Location: Coniston, Cumbria

Picturesque places
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Zoom around the forest in a funky electric Twizy

Zoom around the forest in a funky electric Twizy

Fun and surprisingly nippy, two-seater electric vehicles – Twizys – are an unusual way to enjoy the forest and care for the environment.

Location: Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Forests and woodlands
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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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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

Cycling
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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

Lakes and waterways
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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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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

Countryside
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Get your paddle at the ready and canoe the Derwentwater

Get your paddle at the ready and canoe the Derwentwater

Canoe along the Derwentwater and discover there’s something special about being close to the water, seeing the ripples and splashes and the odd fish jumping.

Location: Keswick, Cumbria

Watersports
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Reignite the flame with a romantic break in Helmsley

Reignite the flame with a romantic break in Helmsley

For a National Park town known historically for its castle and market, Helmsley these days is more about makeovers, macchiatos and boutique beds.

Location: Helmsley, Yorkshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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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

Low cost
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Get back to nature with a cycling break in the New Forest

Get back to nature with a cycling break in the New Forest

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with a 5-star luxury log cabin break in the heart of the New Forest.

Location: New Forest, Hampshire

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Get crafty using old skills at Ryedale Folk Museum

Get crafty using old skills at Ryedale Folk Museum

With 20 heritage buildings, centuries of history, and 40,000 objects and antiques, this celebrated open-air museum is just the place to get crafty.

Location: Hutton-le-Hole, North Yorkshire

Courses, Learning and Self Improvement
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Porlock

Porlock

Go back in time in this sleepy Somerset idyll.

Location: Porlock, Somerset

Countryside pursuits

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