England’s
National Parks
England’s National Parks
Broads National Park
The Broads is Britain’s magical waterland – a
special place where land, sky ...
contact details
www.dartmoor.gov.uk
www.visitdartmoor.co.uk
01822 890 414
visit@dartmoor.gov.uk
@dartmoornpa
Travel distan...
Travel distance and times from London
3 hours 15 minutes from London
London Paddington to Taunton (1 hour 30 minutes)
bus ...
Travel distance and times from London
Approximately five hours from London
London Euston to Oxenholme Lake District: betwe...
Travel distance and times from London
2 hours from London
90 minutes direct from London Waterloo
to Brockenhurst train sta...
Travel distance and times from London
5 hour drive from London to Hadrian’s Wall
London Kings Cross to Newcastle Central R...
Travel distance and times from London
230 miles from London (4 hours 20 minutes)
London King’s Cross – York (1 hour 50 min...
Travel distance and times from London
150 miles from London (3 and a quarter hours) Perfectly linked
by the UK’s major mot...
Travel distance and times from London
60 miles from London (1 hour 45 minutes)
London Waterloo to Haslemere (1 hour 30 min...
Travel distance and times from London
250 miles from London (5 hours)
London Kings Cross to Leeds (2.5 hours)
Leeds/Bradfo...
National parks Itineraries for Travel Trade
National parks Itineraries for Travel Trade
National parks Itineraries for Travel Trade
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National parks Itineraries for Travel Trade

Download a copy of National Parks England's inspiring itinerary ideas for some great suggestions for exploring and experiencing England's glorious landscapes and countrysides. Useful for both consumers and the travel trade industry. View further itineraries for England on the VisitEngland website: https://www.visitengland.com/biz/advice-and-support/travel-trade/itinerary-ideas
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. England’s National Parks
  • 2. England’s National Parks Broads National Park The Broads is Britain’s magical waterland – a special place where land, sky and sparkling water seem to meld into one. It’s England’s Nature Capital – a uniquely beautiful environment, teeming with birds and one of Europe’s most important wetlands. More rare species are found here than anywhere else in the UK and it’s a haven for all kinds of wildlife, like the Swallowtail, Britain’s biggest butterfly. A great place for boating, you can sail away into another world where time slows down and everyday pressures disappear into a watery dreamland. And there’s so much to do on land, too. There are no mountains here, but you won’t miss them! This is fantastic walking country – just head out under huge, open skies and you’ll feel a million miles from anywhere, discovering a world you never knew existed. Travel distance and times from London 2 hours from London (110 miles- route all dual-carriageway) London Liverpool Street to Norwich 1 hour 50 minutes Norwich International or London Stansted Harwich – Hook of Holland contact details www.enjoythebroads.com www.broads-authority.gov.uk 01603 610734 broads@broads-authority.gov.uk Smartphone App: Enjoy the Broads (for iPhone/iPad and Android) @BroadsNP Turf Fen Mill, River Ant ©Tom MackieDID YOU KNOW? Britain’s first solar- powered passenger boat – ‘Ra’ – was launched here and you can still take a trip on her today. org/traveltrade
  • 3. contact details www.dartmoor.gov.uk www.visitdartmoor.co.uk 01822 890 414 visit@dartmoor.gov.uk @dartmoornpa Travel distance and times from London Approximately 4 hours from London Exeter St David’s (20 minutes to Dartmoor) 3 hours 30 minutes from London. Newton Abbot, Totnes, Ivybridge and Plymouth are other nearby stations. Nearest Airport Exeter, then approximately 30 minutes to the stunning Haytor Rocks. 30 minutes from Plymouth Ferry terminal (Plymouth – Roscoff/Santander) England’s National Parks Dartmoor National Park Spanning 368 miles (954 km2), Dartmoor covers the largest and wildest area of open country in the south of England. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the most important area for Bronze Age archaeology in Western Europe, explore areas made famous by Sherlock Holmes or discover the world’s largest land slug or the UK’s largest beetle – Dartmoor has something for everyone. With accommodation ranging from wild camping to five star properties in our historical towns and villages, Dartmoor is the perfect base to enjoy everything from sightseeing and leisurely strolls to more active pursuits such as mountain biking, rock climbing and longer treks. More information on Dartmoor can be found through the Dartmoor National Park website or via the three award winning National Park Visitor Centres at Princetown, Postbridge and Haytor. Dartmoor Sunrise ©AdrianOakes DID YOU KNOW? Stallmoor stone row is the longest in the world – 3.4km (60% of all stone rows in England are on Dartmoor!) org/traveltrade
  • 4. Travel distance and times from London 3 hours 15 minutes from London London Paddington to Taunton (1 hour 30 minutes) bus connections to Minehead / Dulverton (1 hour). Bristol Airport, Exeter International Airport. Plymouth Ferry Port, Poole Ferry Port. England’s National Parks Exmoor National Park Wild romantic moorlands, sweeping views, a dramatic coastline, quintessentially English villages filled with cosy pubs and 8,000 years of human history come together in 267 square miles (691 km2) of land, making Exmoor one of the most diverse National Parks. Pull on your hiking boots to explore both coast and countryside or simply escape and unwind in nature’s very own adventure playground. A haven for wildlife you can spot big mammals like Exmoor Red Deer and Exmoor Ponies by day. By night, gaze at astronomical delights in Europe’s very first International Dark Sky Reserve. This is a landscape that was a muse to Romantic Poets such as Wordsworth and Coleridge, inspiring some of their most important works, including the lyrical ballads and to this day it continues to be a place to dream, discover and explore for yourself.org/traveltrade contact details www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk www.visit-exmoor.co.uk 01598 752509 info@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk @ExmoorNP Embelle Beach ©Nigel Stone, Exmoor National Park AuthorityDID YOU KNOW? The coast is home to the highest tides in Europe and the tallest cliffs in England. Great Hangman is 1,043ft high (318m) with a cliff face of 800ft (244m).
  • 5. Travel distance and times from London Approximately five hours from London London Euston to Oxenholme Lake District: between 2 hours 34 minutes and 3 hours 38 minutes; London Euston to Penrith: between 2 hours 59 minutes and 4 hours 3 minutes; London Euston to Carlisle: between 3 hours 16 minutes and 4 hours 22 minutes. The West Coast mainline runs to the east of the Lake District, connecting Oxenholme, Penrith and Carlisle with London and Glasgow. A direct train runs from Manchester to Windermere. Local trains call at Kendal, Staveley and Windermere. There is also a route following the Cumbrian coastline. Manchester or Glasgow. Heysham. England’s National Parks Lake District National Park The Lake District is England’s largest National Park. It is home to Scafell Pike - its highest mountain, 12 of the largest lakes in England and bustling towns like Keswick and Bowness- on-Windermere. With more than 3,500 kilometres of rights of way, you can walk, cycle and ride around the countryside to your heart’s content. Or you can take to the water, explore meres and a dramatic coastline to see the Lake District in a whole new light. With quaint villages nestled in between towering fells, glistening waters and miles and miles of spectacular countryside, it’s not hard to see why this landscape has inspired poets, artists and writers alike, including Wordsworth, Ruskin and Beatrix Potter.org/traveltrade contact details www.lakedistrict.gov.uk 01539 724555 hq@lakedistrict.gov.uk @lakedistrictnpa DID YOU KNOW? There is only one official lake – Bassenthwaite Lake. All the others are ‘meres’ or ‘waters’. Brockhole ©Lake District Visitor Centre
  • 6. Travel distance and times from London 2 hours from London 90 minutes direct from London Waterloo to Brockenhurst train station. Bournemouth and Southampton airports both 20 minutes away. Regular ferry services from Southampton to Hythe and from the Isle of Wight from Yarmouth to Lymington. International cruise ship terminal at Southampton, ferries from France arrive to Portsmouth and Poole. England’s National Parks New Forest National Park William the Conqueror set aside the New Forest as his royal hunting ground in 1079, and he would probably recognise much of it today. Its unique landscape has been shaped over many centuries by grazing ponies, cattle and pigs which roam freely across the Forest. The animals may appear wild, but they are owned by people called commoners who have historic rights to graze them here. The New Forest National Park is a place of outstanding natural beauty, a mosaic of ancient and ornamental woodland, open heathland, and picturesque villages. It is also home to a number of rare plants and animals, including the Dartford warbler, wild gladiolus and silver-studded blue butterfly. It’s a wonderful place to explore on foot, on horseback, or by bike on more than 100 miles of off-road tracks.org/traveltrade contact details www.newforestnpa.gov.uk (National Park website) www.thenewforest.co.uk (tourist information) 023 8028 2269 (Lyndhurst Visitor Information Centre) enquiries@newforestnpa.gov.uk / info@thenewforest.co.uk @mynewforest / @NewForestNP Bolton’s Bench, New Forest Heathland © Mark Simpson DID YOU KNOW? Lord Nelson’s naval fleet was built at the shipbuilding village of Buckler’s Hard, where you can also see his baby clothes.
  • 7. Travel distance and times from London 5 hour drive from London to Hadrian’s Wall London Kings Cross to Newcastle Central Rail Station (3 hours) Nearest rail station is Hexham (30 minutes from Newcastle Central Rail Station). Newcastle International Airport (30 minutes away) England’s National Parks Northumberland National Park Northumberland National Park encompasses just over 400 square miles of awe-inspiring hills and moors, rolling from the heights of Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site to the majesty of the Cheviot Hills along the Scottish Border. Known as “The land of the far horizons”, it has a hot-blooded history as the edge of the Roman Empire and as the contested land of Reiver conflicts now remembered in traditional music and song. Red squirrels and moorland birds such as the curlew make their home in this accessible wilderness, crossed by 684 miles (1100km) of footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes. An incredibly tranquil part of England, with clear open skies, it forms 80% of Northumberland’s International Dark Sky Park – one of the best places in the country to view the stars.org/traveltrade contact details www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk 01434 344396 enquiries@nnpa.org.uk @NorthumberlndNP Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland ©VisitEngland DID YOU KNOW? With less than two residents per square kilometre, the park has a population density less than that of Australia.
  • 8. Travel distance and times from London 230 miles from London (4 hours 20 minutes) London King’s Cross – York (1 hour 50 minutes) London King’s Cross – Middlesbrough (3 hours), then pick up the Esk Valley Railway to take you right into the heart of the National Park, with local stations including Danby, Lealholm, Egton Bridge, Grosmant and on to Whitby. Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Durham/ Tees Valley and Newcastle Hull Ferry Port and Newcastle Ferry Port England’s National Parks North York Moors National Park The North York Moors – forged by nature, shaped by generations. Come and explore 554 square miles of secluded dales, magical moors, ancient woodland, heritage sites and a stunning Jurassic Age coastline – all just around 20 miles (32km) from the historic city of York. You’ll discover a protected place where peace and beauty rub shoulders with rich traditions and a warm welcome. Walk or cycle along wooded riversides and picnic among romantic ruins - including magnificent Rievaulx Abbey. Hunt for fossils in old smugglers’ coves and climb aboard the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, the world’s most popular steam heritage railway line. Stay the night in timeless stone villages set under sweeping heather moorland. There’s a packed year-round programme of events – from festivals and regattas to traditional country shows - as well as plenty of opportunities to try something new, from off-road cycling to gliding.org/traveltrade contact details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting 01439 772700 info@northyorkmoors.org.uk @northyorkmoors Robin Hood’s Bay ©Mark Denton North York Moors National Park AuthorityDID YOU KNOW? Being located on the east coast of England, the North York Moors is actually the driest upland area in the country. So it’s less likely to be raining here!
  • 9. Travel distance and times from London 150 miles from London (3 and a quarter hours) Perfectly linked by the UK’s major motorway network; from the north and south, both the M1 and M6 provide easy access London St Pancras to Derby (1 hour and 30 minutes) or Matlock (2 hours 30 minutes) Sheffield (2 hours and 30 minutes), Chesterfield (2 hours 15 minutes), Buxton (3 hours). Regular bus services into the National Park. Hope Valley Railway Line linking Sheffield and Manchester takes you into the heart of the Peak District Manchester International, Robin Hood, East Midlands and Birmingham International The closest ports to the Peak District are Hull and Liverpool England’s National Parks Peak District National Park From the rolling hills and limestone dales of the White Peak to the high heather clad moorlands of the Dark Peak, come and enjoy the amazing variety of landscapes and magnificent panoramic views and Outstanding Areas of Natural Beauty that is the Peak District National Park. If you love inspiring landscapes, and want to experience some of the best recreational trails for walking or cycling in England then you will love the Peak District National Park. Discover our fascinating heritage, tour the network of quiet country lanes, or visit our historic and stately homes which include Haddon Hall, Tissington Hall or Chatsworth House, magnificent home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and their ancestors for 16 generations. The Peak District is also home to the historic market town of Bakewell with its attractive courtyards, boutique shops, famous Bakewell Pudding and its River Wye location. With all these attractions no wonder it’s a very popular destination for visitors.org/traveltrade contact details www.peakdistrict.gov.uk Bakewell Visitor Centre 01629 813227 Bakewell@peakdistrict.gov.uk @peakdistrict / @peakinfocentres Dovedale ©Peak District National Park Authority DID YOU KNOW? There is over 65 miles of traffic free trails that you can walk or ride safely.
  • 10. Travel distance and times from London 60 miles from London (1 hour 45 minutes) London Waterloo to Haslemere (1 hour 30 minutes), London Victoria to Lewes (I hour), London Victoria to Pulborough’ (1 hour 30 minutes), Portsmouth to Petersfield (23 minutes) Gatwick and Southampton Portsmouth and Newhaven England’s National Parks South Downs National Park The South Downs, England’s newest National Park, features some of the most varied and beautiful landscapes in the country. From rolling hills to bustling market towns, there are 618 square miles of breathtaking views and quintessentially English scenery. From the curvaceous hills of Hampshire to the iconic white cliffs of East Sussex, there is rolling farmland, ancient woodland and lowland heaths alongside picturesque villages and flourishing vineyards. Signs of the past are everywhere, including Neolithic earthworks and Bronze Age barrows along with Roman villas and Iron Age hill forts. Walking, cycling or riding are the perfect way to explore the Park, and the South Downs Way, a 101 mile (162.5km) long National Trail.org/traveltrade contact details www.southdowns.gov.uk 0300 303 1053 info@southdowns.gov.uk @sdnpa Beach at Cuckmere Haven and Seven Sisters ©Mischa Haller 2014 DID YOU KNOW? Around 24% of the National Park is made up of woods and almost half of this is ancient woodland.
  • 11. Travel distance and times from London 250 miles from London (5 hours) London Kings Cross to Leeds (2.5 hours) Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Durham Tees Valley and Newcastle Hull, Heysham, Liverpool and Newcastle England’s National Parks Yorkshire Dales National Park The Dales landscape includes some of the finest limestone scenery in the UK, with breath-taking crags and pavements running to a labyrinth of caves. Look out for spectacular waterfalls, ancient woodlands, and remnants of the industrial heritage such as lead mines and the iconic Ribblehead viaduct. Stone-built villages are tucked away in traditional farming landscapes, the distinctive criss-cross pattern of the field walls and barns mingling with the dazzling flower rich hay meadows. The National Park has over 932 miles (1500km) of footpaths to explore, and miles of cycle routes for all abilities, not forgetting the now world- famous Grand Depart Tour de France route.org/traveltrade contact details www.yorkshiredales.org.uk 0300 456 0030 Hawes National Park Centre 01969 666210 info@yorkshiredales.org.uk / hawes@yorkshiredales.org.uk @yorkshire_dales Wharfedale Hay Meadows ©Paul Harris PhotographyDID YOU KNOW? One of the iconic caves in the Yorkshire Dales is Gaping Gill. It is said that Gaping Gill’s main chamber is big enough to contain St. Paul’s Cathedral.

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