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The UK’s National Parks are here to be enjoyed by everyone from walkers to climbers and everyone in-between.

Whether you’re interested in the best walking routes to get the heart pumping, most idyllic stretches of water to explore by boat or those must-visit locations to take the perfect photograph, we’ve got you covered.

You can also find out more about how passionate we are about accessibility and ensuring everyone can enjoy the great outdoors.


Group of walkers by a wooden signpost with view over the valley below

Walking is one of the most  popular activities to enjoy in our National Parks:

Top 15 walk routes

Family walks

Long distance walk routes

Dark skies

A star filled sky above silhouette of rocky outcrops

Find out where to head in our National Parks to get lost amongst the stars:

Top places and events for star gazing


Photographer at Bamford Edge

From beautiful vistas to close up wildlife, our National Parks offer some of the finest photography in the UK:

Top 15 photography spots

Access for all

Ra at Whitlingham Country Park © Bill Smith

We're passionate about making sure everyone can access and enjoy the National Parks:

Accessible adventures in National Parks