Throughout the length and breadth of U.K. you can find excellent, beautiful and massive parks where both residents and visitors can indulge in a variety of activities that can range from sunbathing in the summer to brisk, refreshing walks in the winter. Moreover, stressed out people can get rid of their tensions by organising picnics. Apart from the fact that U.K. parks are ideal for relaxing, they offer many sports events, open-air theatres, concerts, kids’ play areas and some stunning views. Given below are the top ten things to do in U.K. parks.
Fishing at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
Loch Lomond Park includes many other lochs and some 50 rivers that are teeming with salmon, sea trout, rainbow trout and grayling. Hiring a boat and guide is the best way to enjoy the park and fulfill your fishing instincts.
Climbing Up the Cairngorms
If you are interested in mountain climbing, Cairngorms National Park offers four of Scotland’s five highest peaks that you can scale but it is a challenging task as it has difficult routes of vertical rock. Ice climbers find these mountains to be a premier playground in winter. Guides are available.
Visiting Historic Homes in the Lake District
The homes of British notables in the Lake District are simply out of this world and while visiting the Lake District National park, a visit to one of these homes, which are now open for the public, will prove to be an eye-opener regarding the lifestyle of the wealthy local landowners of the previous centuries.
Caving in the Brecon Beacons
The Brecon Beacons National Park has some excellent cave systems and caving is an adventurous activity that you can indulge in here. Although special equipment and experience is needed for this activity, it is a good place to start. Well-lighted tours are also available for curious tourists who do not want to do technical caving.
Coasteering Adventure at Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park offers a great opportunity for coasteering adventure, climbing, cliff-jumping, splashing, swimming and wave-riding through most scenic landscapes. Necessary facilities are available to get started with proper outfits and other necessary equipment.
Boating at the Broads
At the Broads National Park, you can find a wet and wonderful array of lakes, marshes and a large inland waterway with six free-flowing rivers that present an excellent opportunity for boating. Canoes and kayaks are available and you can either do self-paddling or enjoy a cruise on a guided boat trip.
Exploring Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland
Exploring Hadrian’s Wall at Northumberland National Park where Roman soldiers stood on guard against threats from Barbarian lands, involves passing through some of England’s finest countryside. The Wall Path follows 84-mile length of the wall from coast to coast.
Roaming in Snowdonia
Snowdonia National Park offers 1,490 miles of public footpaths through the park’s thick forests and farmland for walking. Even wheelchairs are allowed.
Hang-Gliding Above South Downs
South Downs National Park offers rolling hills, vast open spaces and scenic coastlines that provide an excellent opportunity for hang-gliding and paragliding. Instructors are also available for beginners.
Cycling to the Sea Across North York Moors
The North York Moors National Park offers an excellent opportunity for cycling on the Moor to Sea Cycle Route that comprises of a scenic series of loops totaling 80 miles of roads, forest tracks and converted railway bed.