Enjoy the great outdoors during National Parks Week

Posted by Tony Ryan on 19/07/2011
Photo: Pembrokeshire Coast NPA

Just in time for the summer holidays National Parks Week (25-31 July) offers a host of fun, exciting and inspiring things to do.

Paying a visit to one of the UK’s 15 National Parks is not only good for you but recently compiled figures show that visitors to National Parks contribute more than £4.5 billion to the economy with more than 70 million visitors spending 160 million days enjoying the UK’s National Parks.

Carl Lis, chairman of the UK Association of National Park Authorities, said:

“Together with others National Park Authorities make sure that National Parks are kept beautiful, open and accessible so that everyone can take time out from the stresses of daily life to refresh mind, body and spirit in stunning natural surroundings. National Parks Week is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors in a way that’s not only fun but healthy and good for the body and mind.”

Events on offer during National Parks Week include bush craft and survival skills or map and compass days in the Lake District and Peak District National Parks; a chance to be an archaeological detective for a day in the North York Moors; you can travel back in time to experience life in an Iron Age hut in Pembrokeshire Coast or be inspired by the National Park’s natural environment and create your own masterpiece at a messy, fun pottery session in the Brecon Beacons.

Details of National Parks Week events can be found on the National Parks website

National Parks Week is held every year to raise awareness and celebrate Britain’s National Parks - dramatic and beautiful expanses of countryside in the United Kingdom free for everyone to visit and enjoy all year round.
 



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