30 July 2012
If London 2012 has inspired you to be more active, discover a sense of freedom and adventure in one of England’s National Parks.
National Parks protect England’s most spectacular landscapes – they’re perfect places to get away from the crowd and explore the great outdoors. National Parks offer something for everyone - they’re living, working landscapes, full of character and history; and home to a huge diversity of wildlife too.
From awe-inspiring mountains, moors and dales; picture-perfect villages rich in history; lakes, waterways and rivers; sea cliffs and beautiful beaches; wildflower meadows, rolling downs and ancient forests – National Parks have it all. Almost everyone lives within two hours of one of England’s ten National Parks – so get out there and discover England’s world-class natural wonders.
More information on National Parks week or on the work of National Parks can be found on the National Parks website.
There are several Natural England National Nature Reserves within National Parks offering a range of events and activities over the summer holidays including wildlife watching and guided walks, art events for children and conservation activities.
Natural England is the government’s advisor on the natural environment and is responsible for designating National Parks. You can read more about our role on our National Parks web pages.