National Parks Week – 30 July to 5 August 2012
National Parks – winning landscapes
National Parks Week this year is a celebration of our beautiful winning landscapes. They have inspired generations of runners, cyclists, sailors, mountaineers and Olympic athletes to train harder and aim higher – sometimes with medal-winning results.
There will be activities and events in the UK’s 15 National Parks for people of all ages and abilities so why not use National Parks Week to find out more about our world-class great outdoors?
Great athletes like Sebastian Coe, now Lord Coe, gold medal- winning cyclist Nicole Cooke and super-fit mountaineer Sir Ranulph Fiennes have all been inspired by National Parks – and so have many more. For more details visit: http://www.nationalparks.gov.uk/visiting/nationalparksweek.htm
The aim of National Parks Week is to remind people that these amazing open-air spaces are there for people of all ages and abilities. So why not grab some fresh air to recharge your batteries, engage in some energetic exercise or simply enjoy a picnic with friends and family.
Carl Lis, Chairman of the UK Association of National Park Authorities, said: “What’s great about our family of 15 National Parks is that there’s something for everyone. They are places where you can come to just simply ‘be’ – or be more energetic if you choose! We can’t all be medal-winners, but we can all enjoy our world-class winning landscapes.”
There are 15 members of the National Parks family in all: Brecon Beacons, Broads Authority, Cairngorms, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Lake District, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, New Forest, Northumberland, North York Moors, Peak District, Pembrokeshire Coast, Snowdonia, South Downs and Yorkshire Dales.
For further information please contact:
Clare O’Connor: email: UKANPA@exmoor-nationalpark.go.uk