Thurne Mill Broads National Park

UK National Parks

There are 15 National Parks in the UK: ten in England, three in Wales and two in Scotland.

The first to be designated was the Peak District in 1951 and the newest is the South Downs in 2011.

National Parks in Britain 

  • Peak District (designated in 1951) 555 square miles
  • Lake District (1951) 885 square miles
  • Snowdonia (1951) 840 square miles
  • Dartmoor (1951) 368 square miles
  • North York Moors (1952) 554 square miles
  • Pembrokeshire Coast (1952) 240 square miles
  • Exmoor (1954) 267 square miles
  • Yorkshire Dales (1954) 685 square miles
  • Northumberland (1956) 405 square miles
  • Brecon Beacons (1957) 519 square miles
  • The Broads (1989) 117 square miles
  • Loch Lomond and the Trossachs (2002) 720 square miles
  • Cairngorms (2003) 1,467 square miles
  • New Forest (2005) 220 square miles
  • South Downs (2011) 1,020 square miles

More on UK National Parks

For facts and figures and useful links, take a look at UK National Parks website.