The next National Parks Week will take place from Monday 25th July to Sunday 31st July 2016 – it’s our annual national celebration of all things national park and it’s a great opportunity for everyone to get involved.
You can join in and go for a walk with a national park ranger, take part in the Lathkilldale wildlife spotting challenge or introduce the kids to ‘earth exploring’ and lots of fun activities; full details will be added to this webpage nearer the time.
The Peak District was the first British national park designated in 1951 but now there are 15 National Parks throughout Britain, including the Cairngorms, Pembrokeshire Coast and Dartmoor – you can find out more about these naturally beautiful and protected landscapes at www.nationalparks.gov.uk.
Find out about events and get involved in the chat around National Parks Week on Twitter by using the hashtag #NationalParksWeek .
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What will your National Parks Week adventure be?
National Parks Week 2016 runs from Monday 25th July to Sunday 31st July and this year it’s all about adventure.
Adventures come in all shapes and sizes and with all the Peak District’s diverse landscapes from moorland to meadow, and a wide variety of activities and events on offer there’s sure to be an adventure that’s perfect for you.
Here are some ideas:
- Walk with a national park ranger – there’s a choice of themed walks
- Learn advanced navigation – use a compass to find your way
- Discover the local custom of welldressing at Little Longstone or Stoney Middleton
- Cycle one of our family-friendly, traffic-free trails – explore the High Peak, Tissington or Monsal Trails on your own bike or hire one of ours
- For more action-packed adventure try abseiling or mountain biking.
Still stuck for what to do? Call in at one of our visitor centres at Bakewell, Castleton, Edale and Upper Derwent, and talk to our friendly, knowledgeable staff. Look out for new range of products that feature the wildlife and nature that are special to the Peak District National Park.
Whatever you choose we hope you’ll join in the nation’s annual celebration of Britain’s National Parks and enjoy everything that is unique and wonderful about our amazing wilder spaces.
Did you know the Peak District was the first British national park designated in 1951? There are now 15 National Parks throughout Britain, including the Cairngorms, Pembrokeshire Coast and Dartmoor. You can find out more about what there is to do in these naturally beautiful and protected landscapes.