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
Hill of Allargue viewpoint at Corgarff

Cairngorms – The UK’s Largest National Park

Despite not capturing the public imagination in same way as some other UK national parks, this Caledonian wilderness in Northern Scotland covers an enormity of natural land. Its area is measured at 40% bigger than England’s largest national park, The Lake District and twice the size the size of Scotland’s […]

by January 25, 2019
Top UK AONBs Which Could Become National Parks

Top UK AONBs Which Could Become National Parks

Over half (around 66%) of the population of Britain live within 30 miles of an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). The status of locals’ natural areas is held in high regard. Over one million people live within one of the 46 AONBs and so are even more passionate about […]

by January 22, 2019
The Best National Parks for Rock-Climbing in the USA

The Best National Parks for Rock-Climbing in the USA

The American continent is known for being big and bold, and their mountains are no different. Nothing beats the views from the top of a national park mountain in America, which is part of why mountain-climbing is so popular in the States. Here are the biggest national park mountains and […]

by January 20, 2019
Top National Parks in Africa

Top National Parks in Africa

Africa has a lot to offer if you are coming there for a visit to see its beautiful nature. From one end to another, countries in Africa have many national parks where you can see the pure wildlife living its daily lives. They are the world’s treasure and it is […]

by January 19, 2019