The National Parks of The UK
Open spaces preserved for all to enjoy
How Many National Parks are in the UK?
The UK has 14 National Parks spread across Scotland (2), England (10) and Wales (3), with the addition of the Norfolk Broads that is said to have ‘equivalent status’. By international definition, the UK’s national parks are not national parks, as they contain permanent human communities, in many cases many towns and villages with industry. However, they are beautiful places and development is well managed.
The National Parks are:
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs
North Yorkshire Moors
The parks are visited each year by millions of people and cover a large area.
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.
In the height of summer the parks can get busy in the most popular areas, but of course with so much area and if you like walking, you can soon be out of the crowded spots.
I was born in Derbyshire not far from the edge of the Peak District and when possible I do love to visit. You will find some videos now on my YouTube Channel filmed in this park with more to come in the future. Please do subscribe to my channel.
Each of the parks has so much to offer, from very flat wetlands to rugged mountains and beautiful coastline. Here is the link to the official National Parks website.
Have you visited any of the UK’s National Parks? Please share your experience in the comments.