Gunung Leuser National Park – Sumatra

The Greatest National Parks in Asia

When we think of the great national parks of the world our minds will probably migrate to the famous African Wildlife parks or the large open spaces of North America. But if you have never visited Asia then you are missing out on some of the most beautiful landscapes on […]

by July 14, 2019
Wicklow Mountains National Park

The National Parks of Ireland

Ireland is a beautiful country, with a population of under eight million people in such a large territory it means that outside the relatively small cities there is plenty of countryside that is free from crowds. The terrain is dominated by a long coastline of nearly two thousand miles, and […]

by May 18, 2019
Visual Information Specialist

National Park Jobs

People who work in national parks around the world have different duties and jobs but there are some major ones you might want to know about when visiting or looking to work in that field of area. They are responsible for the protection of the parks, daily operations and safety. […]

by March 14, 2019
Could Galloway Soon Become Scotland’s Third National Park?

Could Galloway Soon Become Scotland’s Third National Park?

At 229 square miles, Galloway Forest Park in Southern Scotland can already lay claim to being the largest forest area in the United Kingdom. But it seems The Scottish Campaign for National Parks has a higher status in sight. With over 800,000 visitors a year exploring the hills and forested […]

by February 27, 2019
Key Figures in the History of the UK’s National Parks

Key Figures in the History of the UK’s National Parks

National Parks are a human invention. Nature does not put concrete boundaries on areas of natural beauty – but people do. Sometimes, they are needed to protect the most outstanding and vitally important wild areas. And it is the job of people like these unsung heroes to define the boundaries, […]

by February 24, 2019
Great Pubs for Country Walks in UK National Parks

Great Pubs for Country Walks in UK National Parks

America may have massive canyons, looming mountain ranges with snow dusted peaks and incredible, rugged vistas covering all kinds of biospheres – but they’ll never do a country pub quite like the English. Across Britain’s wild and open National Park spaces, dozens of picturesque and small communities can be found. […]

by February 19, 2019
The Three Great ‘Thru-Hikes’ of the USA

The Three Great ‘Thru-Hikes’ of the USA

There are many long-distance trails that criss-cross the United States, but only three have captured the public imagination for over 50 years. In this article we will try to lay out why exactly they earned such a reputation, as well as perhaps encourage a new wave of interest in it. […]

by February 16, 2019
Some Great Hikes & Trails of America’s National Parks

Some Great Hikes & Trails of America’s National Parks

With over 84 million acres of land to choose from, there are thousands of hikes and trails in America’s national parks. From dirt paths, eroded by human passage over hundreds of years, to well-trodden tourist trails that sometimes attracts hundreds of visitors a day – there’s plenty of options for […]

by February 15, 2019
Ladybower Reservoir, Derwent Valley, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England

The Most Visited National Parks in the World

Around the world, nature reserves and National Parks receive more than 8 billion visits each year. That’s on average, one visit or more per person per year. Of course, a lot of the global population is unable to visit protected natural areas – so that number might be even higher. […]

by February 3, 2019
Unique Activities in America’s National Parks

Unique Activities in America’s National Parks

Hiking, camping, water sports, star gazing, climbing – all of these things are popular activities at National Parks across the United States. However, there’s more to this country’s diverse 80 million acres of National Park land than that. From geological hot baths to unearthly climates and arboreal record breakers, we’ve […]

by January 29, 2019