Our National Parks

We’re passionate about the future of our incredible National Parks

Millions of people visit National Parks every year, which offer space to breathe, to reflect, to explore. Our Parks are also ‘living landscapes’, home to diverse communities.

There are currently 13 National Parks in England and Wales:

  • The Broads
  • Dartmoor
  • Exmoor
  • Lake District
  • New Forest
  • Northumberland
  • North York Moors
  • Peak District
  • South Downs
  • Yorkshire Dales
  • Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons)
  • Pembrokeshire Coast
  • Eryri (Snowdonia)

National Parks currently cover about 10% of total land area of England and Wales: 9% of England and 20% of Wales.

They are part of a wider protected landscapes family that includes Areas of Natural Beauty (AONBs). Plans are afoot to designate more National Parks and AONBs in England and Wales – including the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley.

Read more about each individual National Park in England and Wales here.

[National Parks and National Landscapes] were not for any privileged or otherwise restricted section of the population, but for all who care to refresh their minds and spirits and to exercise their bodies in a peaceful setting of natural beauty … [they will be] in the full sense national … for people – and especially young people – of every class and kind and from every part of the country, indeed the world.

John Dower