The National Parks came into being with The National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949. The Act was passed in 1949 with all-party support, as part of the reconstruction of the UK by the Labour Party government after World War II.
All 15 Parks share two statutory purposes; To conserve and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the area, and to promote understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the National Park by the public. These special qualities include their, landscape and views, geology and geography, biodiversity and rare species, archaeology and history.
Why use the National Parks Campsites, Walking, Cycling, Water Sports, Extreme Adventure Sports or just putting your feet up and relaxing are what they are made for, picturesque villages, challenging hills or wild open moorland the choice is yours. Letís not forgot the special habitats offer plenty of opportunities for nature lovers, all this make the national parks camping holidays a great choice for both couples and families.
EnglandNorthumberland National Park
Northumberland National Park is the northernmost national park in England it covers an area of more than 398sq milesLake District
The Lakes is the largest national park in England and the most in the United KingdomYorkshire Dales
The Yorkshire Dales characteristic scenery is green upland pastures separated by dry-stone walls and grazed by sheep and cattle. North York Moors
North York Moors are one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the United Kingdom covering an area of 554sq milesPeak District
The Peak District which despite its name, generally lacks sharp peaks, and is characterised by rounded hills.Norfolk Broads
The Broads are Britain's largest protected wetland and are home to a wealth of wildlife, especially birdlifeExmoor
Once a Royal forest and hunting ground Exmoor also has 34 miles of coastline, and the highest sea cliffs in EnglandDartmoor
Dartmoor National Park is an area of moorland also known for its tors hills topped with outcrops of bedrock.New Forest
The National Park covers 219 sq miles including most of the New Forest district of Hampshire.South Downs
The national park covers not only the chalk ridge of the South Downs, but also a substantial part the western WealdScotlandCairngorms
The park covers the Cairngorms range of mountains, and surrounding hills an area of 1,748 sq miles including five of Scotland's Six highest mountainsLoch Lomond
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is a national park in Scotland centred on Loch Lomond, and includes several ranges of hills.WalesSnowdonia
Snowdonia National Park covers 827 square miles, and has 37 miles of coastline including the Llyn Peninsula down the mid-Wales coast.Pembrokeshire Coast
A national park along the Pembrokeshire coast in West Wales is the only one in the UK to have been designated primarily because of its spectacular coastline.Brecon Beacons
Covering 519 square miles, the Brecon Beacons stretches from Llandeilo in the west to Hay-on-Wye in the northeast and Pontypool in the southeast.