The National Parks of Great Britain

The Brecon Beacons National Park

The Brecon Beacons National Park

Year of Designation: 1957

Rights of Way: 2,000 km

Area: 1,351 sq km

Population: 32,200

Main Settlements: Brecon, Crikhowell, Gilwern, Hay-on-Wye

To go walking in The Brecon Beacons National Park see Walks in The Brecon Beacons National Park or see these interactive Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Maps: OL12 and OL13 or OS Landranger Maps: 160 and 161


The Broads National Park

The Broads National Park

Year of Designation: 1989

Rights of Way: 320 km

Area: 303 sq km

Population: 5,500

Main Settlements: Norwich; Great Yarmouth; Lowestoft

To go walking in The Broads National Park see Walks in The Broads National Park or see these interactive Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Maps: OL40 or OS Landranger Maps: 133 and 134


Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park

Year of Designation: 1951

Rights of Way: 500 km

Area: 954.3 sq km

Population: 31,000

Main Settlements: Ashburton; Buckfastleigh; Moretonhampstead

To go walking in Dartmoor National Park see Walks in Dartmoor National Park or see these interactive Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Maps: OL20 and OL28 or OS Landranger Maps: 190 and 202


Exmoor National Park

Exmoor National Park

Year of Designation: 1954

Rights of Way: 1,131 km Area: 693 sq km

Population: 10,494

Main Settlements: Lynton; Dulverton; Porlock; Dunster

To go walking in Dartmoor National Park see Walks in Exmoor National Park or see these interactive Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Maps: OL9 or OS Landranger Maps: 180 and 181


The Lake District National Park

The Lake District National Park

Year of Designation: 1951

Rights of Way: 1,815km

Area: 2,243 sq km

Main Settlements: Windermere; Ambleside; Keswick

To go walking in The Lake District National Park see Walks in The Lake District National Park or see these interactive Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Maps: OL4, OL5, OL6 and OL7 or OS Landranger Maps: 89, 90, 96 and 97


The New Forest National Park

The New Forest National Park

Year of Designation: 1999

Rights of Way: N/A

Area: 375.4 sq km

Population: n/a

Main Settlements: Brockenhurst; Lyndhurst; Cadnam

To go walking in The New Forest National Park see Walks in The New Forest National Park or see these interactive Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map: OL22 or OS Landranger Maps: 184, 195 and 196


The North York Moors National Park

The North York Moors National Park

Year of Designation: 1952

Rights of Way: 2,300 km

Area: 1,436 sq km

Population: 25,000

Main Settlements: Helmsley; Thornton Dale; Robin Hood's Bay

To go walking in The North York Moors National Park see Walks in The North York Moors National Park or see these interactive Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Maps: OL26 and OL27 or OS Landranger Maps: 93, 94, 100 and 101


Northumberland National Park

Northumberland National Park

Rights of Way: 901 km

Area: 1,049 sq km

Population: 2,200

Main Settlements: Elsdon; Harbottle; Falstone

To go walking in Northumberland National Park see Walks in Northumberland National Park or see these interactive Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Maps: OL16, OL42 and OL43 or OS Landranger Maps: 74, 80, 81, 86 and 87


The Peak District National Park

The Peak District National Park<

Year of Designation: 1951

Rights of Way: 3,510 km

Area: 1,438.3 sq km

Main Settlements: Bakewell; Hathersage; Castleton; Tideswell

To go walking in The Peak District National Park see Walks in The Peak District National Park or see these interactive Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Maps: OL1 and OL24

OS Landranger Maps: 110, 118 and 119


Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro)

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Year of Designation: 1952

Rights of Way: 1,090 km

Area: 584 sq km

Population: 23,000

Main Settlements: Newport; St David's; Tenby; Saundersfoot

To go walking in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park see Walks in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park or see these interactive Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Maps: OL35, and OL36 or OS Landranger Maps: 145, 157 and 158


Snowdonia National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri)

Snowdonia National Park

Year of Designation: 1951

Rights of Way: 2,800 km

Area: 2,141 sq km

Population: 26,250

Main Settlements: Dolgellau; Bala; Harlech

To go walking in The Snowdonia National Park see Walks in The Snowdonia National Park or see these interactive Ordnance Survey Maps:

>OS Explorer Maps: OL17, OL18, and OL23 or OS Landranger Maps: 115, 124, 125 and 135


The Yorkshire Dales National Park

The Yorkshire Dales National Park

Year of Designation: 1954

Rights of Way: 2,099 km

Area: 1,769 sq km

Population: 19,858

Main Settlements: Sedbergh; Grassington; Hawes

To go walking in The Yorkshire Dales National Park see Walks in The Yorkshire Dales National Park or see these interactive Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Maps: OL2, OL19, and OL30 or OS Landranger Maps: 91, 92, 98, 99, 103 and 104


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