National Parks

Best UK Trail Walks through National Parks

Best UK Trail Walks through National Parks

For many people, the UK’s National Parks are, indeed, national treasures. The carefully preserved unspoiled landscapes, the fascinating and sometimes endangered wildlife, and the traditional ways of life found within them are widely thought of as well worth looking after. But what’s the best way to enjoy these dramatic and […]

by December 27, 2018
The Maldives’ First National Marine Park

The Maldives’ First National Marine Park

The Maldives’ first national marine park (NMP) covers over 1,000 hectares in the Noonu Atoll area of the Indian Ocean island chain. This environmentally diverse lagoon is known as Edu Faru. Nine uninhabited islets were granted national park status by the Maldives government in 2017, with the aim of conserving […]

by December 25, 2018
Top National Parks in Australia

Top National Parks in Australia

Australian culture involves taking pride in an outdoor lifestyle. The Oceanic country, and its 28 million hectares of national park land, is perfect for spending some one-on-one time with nature. These landscapes vary immensely throughout Australia, from deserts in the ‘outback’ wilderness to white sandy beaches and forests in coastal […]

by December 14, 2018
Plans for a New National Park in Southern England

Plans for a New National Park in Southern England

Recently, the board responsible for reviewing the value of national parks has called for evidence to support Dorset and Devon’s bid to have some of their outstanding natural coastal areas gain national park status. The independent Glover Review, who review whether natural land in England should become national parks, are […]

by December 6, 2018
The Most Beautiful National Parks in South America

The Most Beautiful National Parks in South America

South America has over 300 national parks, each of their landscapes different from the last. They include some of the most beautiful national parks in the world. These are our favourite to look at. Torres del Paine, Chile Located in the Patagonia mountain region of Chile, the national park’s famous […]

by December 1, 2018
Current Threats to UK National Parks and AONB

Current Threats to UK National Parks and AONB

Huge expanses of countryside in the United Kingdom are protected under the possession of Her Majesty by the UK government, but some that are mismanaged (or not property of The Crown) can be under threat by external and internal influences. Outside every national park, the government, local councils and park […]

by November 26, 2018
London to Become World’s First National Park City

London to Become World’s First National Park City

A former geography teacher by the name of Daniel Raven-Ellison proposed the idea for the City of Greater London to embrace a new ideology based around preserving the environment. Now an official crowdfunded environmental bid, which will be launched in 2019, will campaign for London to become the world’s first […]

by November 26, 2018
Top Northern European National Parks

Top Northern European National Parks

Any guide to European national parks would be incomplete without featuring some of the natural islands, forest parks and mountainous landscapes in the North of Europe. Northern Europe here mainly refers to the Scandinavian countries and Iceland. While the temperatures tend to be cold, especially up in the Baltic mountains, […]

by November 11, 2018
Great National Parks in Eastern Europe

Great National Parks in Eastern Europe

The European continent is a very varied area – from vast forests to high mountains, grassy plains and mighty rivers. Every national park offers a unique experience of nature and wildlife, so add these seven Eastern European national parks to your ‘to see’ list. Cheile Nerei Beusnita, Romania Romania may […]

by November 10, 2018
Why You Should Volunteer at Your Local National Park

Why You Should Volunteer at Your Local National Park

2019 marks 70 years of National Parks in the UK and the government have designated the year as a National Year of Green Action. This means more opportunities are available than ever for gardeners, bird and animal enthusiasts, or anyone else willing to lend a helping hand in their local […]

by October 22, 2018