Nature & Wildlife
The National Parks are home to some of Britain’s finest habitats and rarest species. You can enjoy wildlife spotting with a Park Ranger in all of the National Parks, where you will be rewarded with a rich and varied encounter with birds, insects, plants and mammals.
Watch Red Deer at dawn on Exmoor and enjoy the spectacle of ospreys soaring high above the Lake District following a 150 year absence from the British Isles. Enjoy mingling with the ponies in the New Forest and encountering the many birds and dragonflies that abound on the Broads.
You can also help to protect habitats and monitor wildlife by volunteering with the conservation teams in each of the National Parks. Why not help with a wildlife survey in the Yorkshire Dales. Learn about the role that peat mires on Exmoor and in the Peak District can play in habitat restoration and mitigating climate change.
The Parks are also a great outdoor classroom and there is plenty for children to see and learn, such as nature trails through bluebell filled woods in the Lake District, or exploring one of the Islands of the Pembrokeshire Coast.
These landscapes and their mountains, lakes, dales, wetlands, meadows and moors, help wildlife to thrive and are vital in helping to stop and reverse the decline of biodiversity in the British Isles.