Type of Website: National Park

*Brecon Beacons National Park
Overview

'Little can match the enjoyment of striding along our open ridges, strolling along our peaceful towpaths or exploring our beautiful, sun-dappled woods. The Brecon Beacons National Park is full of wonderful places, guaranteed to give you a sense of exhilaration and freedom ... Within our park, there are walks for all levels of ability, with varied landscapes to choose from ...'

*Broads Authority
Overview

'The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads is Britain's largest protected wetland and third largest inland waterway, with the status of a national park. It's also home to some of the rarest plants and animals in the UK. The Broads Authority was set up in 1989, with responsibility for conservation, planning, recreation and waterways.'

*Cairngorms National Park
Overview

'Walking is by far the most popular activity in the Cairngorms National Park, and probably the most varied - not just in terms of length and difficulty but also in terms of surroundings. The sheer size, scale and remoteness of the Cairngorms make them one of the most dramatic and harsh mountain environments in Britain, a challenge to even the most seasoned hillwalkers ...'

*Dartmoor National Park
Overview

'Dartmoor National Park is a fabulous place to go walking whether you are looking for a family stroll, following a woodland or reservoir trail, joining a guided walk, or heading off for a challenging hike over remote moorland.  With over 730km of waymarked public rights of way and 47,000 hectares of open country set in dramatic, rugged landscape, there really is something for everyone.'

*Exmoor National Park
Overview

'Whether you are an experienced walker or someone who prefers a short stroll, Exmoor National Park is the ideal place to explore the outdoors on foot. With over 1000km of footpaths and bridleways, through woodlands, by tumbling rivers and on open heather covered moorland, the variety is vast.'

*Lake District National Park
Overview

'The Lake District National Park has walks for every ability from ambles around lakes to high ridge walks, with a bit of scrambling - climbing over rocks without a rope.'

*Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
Overview

'Short to Moderate Distance ... Long Distance ... Hills & Mountains ... Health Walks'

*New Forest National Park
Overview

'Walking is a wonderful way to see the New Forest National Park close up. There are many possible walks to take you into the woods, by sea, over heath or by rivers and streams.'

*North York Moors National Park
Overview

'On foot, under your own steam, out on the trail . . . is there any better way to experience the North York Moors than heading out for a walk? We don't think so, which is why we've put together a fantastic series of downloadable walks covering every corner of the National Park.'

See also

North York Moors Gazetteer [John Rickard]

*Northumberland National Park
Overview

'England's most tranquil place, whose dramatic hills and sheltered valleys stretch from Hadrian's Wall to the Scottish border. Enjoy our unique borderland culture and sustainable way of life.'

See also

National Park Walking Routes [Visit Northumberland]

*Peak District National Park
Overview

'Perhaps best known as walking country, the Peak District National Park offers a spectacular variety of scenery and routes to be explored – from steep sided limestone dales to the dramatic high moorlands. There is something for everyone – individuals, families and groups – whether you want a challenging hike or a short stroll.'

*Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Overview

'With over 950 km of public footpaths, and bridleways, walking is an ideal way to discover the spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and fascinating history of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.'

*Snowdonia National Park
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Overview

'Snowdonia is a great place to come walking and we have a network of walks for people of all abilities. Whether you want the challenge of ascending Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, or prefer one of our leisurely walks along the coastline, you’re guaranteed breathtaking scenery and diverse landscapes.'

*South Downs National Park Authority
Overview

'Has over 3,000 kilometres of Rights of Way for you to walk on. With the South Downs Way, a National Trail stretching the entire length of the National Park, as well as many Country Parks, woodlands and other countryside sites there are routes to suit everyone.'

*Yorkshire Dales National Park
Overview

'The Yorkshire Dales is a fabulous place to go walking whether you are looking for a gentle stroll besides one of the many rivers, or you are looking for a hike on a wild and empty moorland.'

See also

List of Yorkshire Dales [Wikipedia]

Top 15 Walks: National Parks in the UK
Overview

'Choosing a favourite national park walk is a bit like trying to choose your best Desert Island Discs. Everyone has their favourites and it’s a challenge to narrow down the list, but we tried ...'

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