Secret coves, historic hill forts, ancient forests and tranquil lochs are all waiting to be discovered this National Parks Week 2018 throughout the UK from Sunday 22nd to Sunday 29th July.

There are fifteen fabulous large national parks throughout the United Kingdom that will be joining in the fun with a series of special events. From treasure trails and seaside safaris to guided forest walks and local food and drinks, there are a series of diverse events on offer.

National Parks Week

People who want to learn more about the intense natural beauty that the UK’s national parks contain can take the opportunity to go for a walk with a park ranger on a special trail such as the High Peak Trail in the Peak District National Park.  Another exciting event that should not be missed is the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, that is playing host to the Balloch Run ‘n’ Park on Saturday 28 July, 09:30 at Balloch Castle Country Park. There’s a 2k and 5k run, starting just inside the main gates. There is no registration, no fee and no official recording of times, just turn up for a Run in the Park! It’s suitable for all ages.

There are plenty of other ways for families as well as people of all ages to take part in National Parks Week 2018. Areas of wild natural beauty such as Dartmoor, Pembrokeshire Coast and the Cairngorms feature numerous excellent hiking and cycling trails that run through these areas and offer visitors the chance to explore the while getting fit and having fun.

National Parks Week

July is a great time of year to pack up a picnic and enjoy dining in the great outdoors. Many trails also feature traditional country pubs and cafes where visitors can pause for a bite to eater while such up the scenery.

Take a look at the National Parks Week 2018 events taking place here.

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