U.K. is a country that has lots of contrasts. One of these hidden wonders are its National Parks: Reserves of natural land set aside for environmental protection and for human recreation and enjoyment. The U.K. National Parks count with beautiful areas of moorlands, woods, mountains and wetlands.
Snowdonia: It covers 827 square miles (2,140 km2), and has 37 miles (60 km) of coastline. It most legendary inhabitant was the famous King Arthur. The peaks of this National Park were part of ancient oceans since there exist fossilized shells that reveal these rocks were in the seaground 500 million years ago.
Brecon Breacons: This is a beautiful park in Wales, that includes traditional market towns, mountains, waterfalls, caves, castles stunning landscapes and plenty of family attractions. Also contains a wealth of industrial heritage like a huge Iron foundry and coal mines.
New Forest: It is a unique landscape of ancient woodland, heather-covered heath, wide lawns, boggy mires, coastal saltmarsh and picturesque villages.
The Broads: The Broads is the largest wetland protected in Great Britain. The area is home to more than 250 plant species, waterfowls and wading birds.
The Peak District: It was the first National Park in the British Isles and the second most visited in the world (after the Mount Fuji National Park in Japan). It has two diferent zones: The northern Dark Peak where the most of the moorland is found and the southern White Peak where most of the population lives.
The Cairngorms is a national park in Scotland that covers the Cairngorms range of mountains, and surrounding hills. The lanscape also includes rivers, lochs, woodlands, moorlands, wildlife and thriving communities.
Pembrokeshire Coast: The National Park has a varied landscape of rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, wooded estuaries and wild inland hills, covering a total area of 629 km² (240 square miles). However, not all of the park is coastal, and there are even forests and marshes on the edges of the park.
The Lake District is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes and its mountains since its cointains the deepest and longest lakes in England.
The Yorkshire Dales is a special place beacuse it has outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage. It is one of the major areas with caves in the U.K. and many of these are open to the public for tours and for caving. The Park has its own musem too, the Dales Countryside Museum with five visitor centres.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs is located in Scotland centred on Loch Lomond. The park consists of many mountains and lochs, and the principal attractions are scenery, walking, and wildlife. It is split into four sections: Breadalbane, Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, and Argyll Forest Park.