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:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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:


Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
(Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro)

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:


Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri)

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:


The South Downs National Park

The South Downs National Park

Year of Designation: 2010

Rights of Way: 3,300 km

Area: 1,624 sq km

Main Settlements: Arundel; Steyning; Lewes; Midhurst; Petersfield

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


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:


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