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How to enjoy the national parks of the UK in style

By LLM Reporters  |  September 24, 2020

There is something quite enticing about heading to a national park and giving yourself the chance to explore, relax, breathe in the fresh air and revel in the serenity afforded to you from the tranquil setting in which you find yourself.

With 15 national parks in the UK to choose from including Dartmoor and Exmoor in the South West of England, Lake District and Yorkshire Dales in the north, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs in Scotland, Snowdonia and Brecon Beacons in Wales and many more scattered throughout, there is no better type of holiday in which to recharge than a National Park one.

Set your sights on a challenge, explore the very best of nature, while away the hours in small towns and villages and simply allow yourself to enjoy the beauty the landscape that these parks have to offer. If you’re looking to pick a park for your next staycation then read on for four ways in which to enjoy the national parks of the UK in style.

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There are 15 national parks in the UK to choose from

Take a mobile data signal booster with you

Though the remote locations are wonderful for switching off, there are times when you will need to switch on and log on, and an Internet connection will be sorely needed. Ideal for checking in with family and friends, catching up with a bit of work while you’re away or finding a good dining spot for the evening, taking a mobile data signal booster could be just the item you didn’t know you needed but can’t live without. Take one in the car with you and you’ll never have to worry about not getting that high speed internet connection while you’re away. Check out MyAmplifiers to find out more.

Pack wisely

Whatever type of exploring you will be doing on your park visit, you will want to make sure that you have everything you need with you. Decent walking shoes, waterproofs, a map, a high-quality camera, food and drink and some first aid essentials are the basics when you’re out and about as the terrain and misty hills can be quite challenging at times. If you’re planning to camp then you’ll need to pack a whole host of additional gear to accompany your tent, you’ll find some great advice on what to take here.

The Lake District is England’s largest National Park and newest UNESCO World Heritage Site

Afford yourself some decent sleeping arrangements

If camping isn’t your thing and you like a little luxury thrown in with your trip, then fear not as there are many ways in which you can immerse yourself in the beauty of the protected surroundings while still enjoying a smattering of opulence. As you may be aware, some of the best parts are harder to reach so why not grab yourself a luxury RV rental if you want the best of both worlds?

Alternatively, there are a wealth of plush hotels scattered throughout the UK that are ready and waiting to feed you up in their refined restaurants, give you a sumptuous place to rest your head and provide you with pleasurable activities to partake in when you’re not off exploring your surroundings. We are particularly fond of Bovey Castle on Dartmoor, Careys Manor Hotel in the New Forest and Gilpin Hotel and Lake House in the Lake District.

Get involved

Lakes, tors, forests, lochs, waterfalls, local art galleries, market towns, traditional pubs, country manors, wildlife and much more, the natural surroundings and local attractions are ready and waiting for you, so make sure you get out and explore as much as you can. Perhaps you’re a keen climber and you have Scafell Pike in your sights, or you fancy a bit of rafting, abseiling, hiking or a more relaxed boat trip on the likes of Loch Lomond, the memories are there to be made so get involved.