A walk in the park

A walk in the park (image credit: George Torode)

(image credit: George Torode)

Both small and large, we’re blessed with parks in Britain. Not only do they act as important breathing spaces, they also offer fantastic opportunities for getting active outdoors whether it’s with friends and family, on your own or with the dog.

Love Parks Week, which celebrates Britain’s local green spaces, and National Parks Week, which showcases some of the nation’s most stunning landscapes, coincide from 29 July to 4 August giving us all a double excuse to go for a walk in the park.

This year’s National Parks Week aims to encourage people to take advantage of the activities - of which walking is by far and away the most popular - on offer in Britain’s 15 National Parks, with a programme of guided walks as well as plenty of opportunities to explore on your own.

There will also be events going on at local parks across the country for Love Parks Week, with family fun days, festivals and more which you can enjoy after a stroll as well as local walks to join in exploring the best our parks have to offer.

"Our family of 15 National Parks offer a fantastic range of opportunities for walking – from the stunning coast and beaches of the Pembrokeshire Coast and the windswept moors of the Peak District to the secret valleys of the Yorkshire Dales and the wild Cairngorms" says Ruth Chambers, Ramblers Policy Consultant. "We hope that as many people as possible get to experience our fantastic parks this week."