General guidelines to know about before you visit a national park

National parks in the UK are protected areas of natural beauty and significance. While specific rules and regulations can vary between parks, there are some general restrictions and guidelines that typically apply to national parks in the UK: It’s important to check the specific rules and regulations for the national park you plan to visit,…

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How to get to the national parks

How to get here One of the biggest challenges facing the 15 members of the National Parks family is how to strike the balance between encouraging people to visit Britain’s breathing spaces and protecting those same places from the effects of too many visitors. Tourism not only helps to keep our unique communities vibrant but…

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National Park facts and figures

Physical facts and figures Land area covered by National Parks: England: 10 National Parks cover 9.3% of the land area Wales: 3 National Parks cover 19.9.% of the land area Scotland: 2 National Parks cover 7.2% of the land area Internationally: 113,000 National Parks and similarly protected areas cover approximately 6% of the Earth’s land surface, that’s…

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What is a National Park?

In the UK there are 15 members in the National Park family which are protected areas because of their beautiful countryside, wildlife and cultural heritage. People live and work in the National Parks and the farms, villages and towns are protected along with the landscape and wildlife. National Parks welcome visitors and provide opportunities for…

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Who looks after national parks?

National Parks are large areas of land, including towns and villages, which means that lots of people and organisations help to look after them. This page explains how National Park Authorities are made of Members, staff and volunteers, and how they work with other organisations to help look after National Parks. National Park Authorities Headquarters…

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