Traditional wherry boats sailing on the Broads

Visiting the National Parks

Escape from urban sprawl to the pure tranquillity of the outdoors. A National Park is the ultimate “green gym” for all seasons. Whether you want peace and solitude or invigorating adventure, there’s a place to suit you.

Outdoor activities

Red sailing boat on Llangors Lake, Brecon Beacons National Park

Outdoor activities - best places for walking, riding, boating and more

Access for all - ideas and information about easy access activities

Rights of way explained - where you can walk, ride, cycle and ramble


People on a solar boat trip on the Broads

From guided walks to live music, children's fun days and  wildlife watchings, there are events to suit everyone and many of them are free!

Search all events


Hands holding a map and compass

See where all the National Parks are in the UK, maps to download, interactive maps and maps to buy online.

Find your way with our maps


Glan Y Mor campsite in Pembrokeshire Coast

Tents, caravans, bunk houses and hostels and guide to wild camping.


Campsite highlights

Help at hand: Visitor centres and shops

National Park visitor centres

Where to go, where to stay, what's on offer, guides maps and more. Our visitor centres are here to help.

Visitor centres and online shops

Local food

Vegetable stall at local market

Local produce means fewer food miles and a great taste.

Where to buy and eat local food


Coastline at Robin Hoods Bay in the North York Moors

Want to see our diverse landscapes, communities and activities on offer?

Browse our photogalleries of all 15 National Parks.

British National Parks group on Flikr - your photos

Send a postcard

Campervan by a sunset beach in Pembrokeshire Coast

Send a beautiful postcard of your favourite National Park

Send a postcard


Need a guide?

maps and guidebooks

Buy maps and guides online