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National Parks UK

The UKs National Parks

There are 15 National Parks in the UK - each one is looked after by its own National Park Authority and we all work together as National Parks UK. There are 10 National Parks in England, 3 in Wales and 2 in Scotland, they are: England -  Broads, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Lake District, New Forest, Northumberland, North York Moors, Peak District, South Downs, Yorkshire Dales, Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire Coast, Snowdonia, Cairngorms and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs.

National Parks UK

National Parks UK is a Private Company Limited by Guarantee. The 15 Chairmen of the UK National Park Authorities – as advised by their 15 Chief Executive Officers - come together to share experience and manage joint training & development projects, public relations activities and special events.  National Parks UK employs a full time Director – based in the Brecon Beacons NPA offices, an External Relations Manager based in Exmoor National Park and secondees from the National Park family to work on projects as required. The remit of National Parks UK is:
  • to promote the 15 National Parks in the UK as beacons for sustainable development;
  • to raise the profile, understanding and relevance of these protected landscapes;
  • to facilitate training and development opportunities for NPA Members and staff;
  • to foster closer working with the growing UK and international family of protected landscapes”.
National Parks UK’s key role is to engage with the public, answering queries about National Parks as a group and promoting them as special places. NPUK co-ordinates a number of public relations initiatives such as National Parks Week.  
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