National parks are the perfect idea for a weekend getaway, a family trip or just a nice experience involving pure nature and beautiful landscapes. Here are some suggestions of the most impressive UK destinations for nature lovers.
With an estimated 22 million visitors per year, the Peak District is the second most-visited national park in the world. Its proximity to Manchester and other big cities makes it easy to reach which contributes to its popularity. Perfect for strolls, cycling but it also offers things like horse-riding and caving for the more adventurous.
The highest mountains in England, along with rivers and lakes hidden in valleys, forests and gardens offer magnificent experience full of exceptional scenery. You can also hire a boat or a kayak, go fishing or simply cycle around. The weather changes really quickly so make sure you’re prepared for all sorts of consitions.
The north of Wales is home to Snowdonia, a national park with 37 miles of coastline and all sorts of flora and fauna to be explored. The landscape also illustrates the history of the area through Stone Age burial chambers, Roman forts, churches, castles, slate quarries and other industrial works.
If you don’t want to travel all the way north, the Broads is actually a network of rivers and lakes that has been turned into a national park. The inland waterways are perfect for the lovers of sailing, motor-boating, canoeing, fishing, bird-watching.