UK's best green spaces
Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:01 -
A range of events and activities have been organised for each of the 15 National Parks between 28 July – 3 August, including top activities for families and adults-only guided walks.
So to help you decide where to go, we’ve compiled a list of five national parks dotted around the country that you can visit. Make sure you check the weather before you head out!
Cairngorms – Situated in Scotland, it's Britain's highest and biggest mountain range. The park is 4528 sq kilometres (1748 sq miles), twice the size of the Lake District.
Exmoor – In the south west of Britain, Exmoor National Park has the highest coastline on the British mainland. It reaches a height of 314 metres (1350ft) at Culbone Hill.
North York Moors - Woodland and forests cover about 22% of this National Park, situated in the east coast. It has one of the largest concentrations of ancient and veteran trees in northern England.
Snowdonia - As well as being the largest National Park in Wales, Snowdonia boasts the highest mountain in England and Wales, and the largest natural lake in Wales.
South Downs – On the south coast, it's the UK’s newest National Park. South Downs contains 1,813 km of footpaths and 1,213 km of bridleways.