are National Parks?
Parks are protected areas of outstanding natural beauty. The first
National Park was Yellowstone
National Park, USA. Yellowstone was set up in 1872.
National Parks of England and Wales
Parks of England and Wales defined by an Act of Parliament (1949)
of great natural beauty giving opportunity for open air recreation,
established so that natural beauty can be preserved and enhanced,
and so that the enjoyment of the scenery by the public can be
There are 11 National Parks in England and Wales. These are:
National Parks are located in upland areas of northern England
and Wales (map).
are area which attract many tourists. They are so called because
tourists flock to these places like 'bees around honey'.
in National Parks
causes many problems in National Parks. These include -
Footpath erosion resulting from overuse
Conflict with other landusers e.g. farmers
A tourist honey pot in The Peak District
is a village located in the Peak District National Park. Full
details about it's attractions, problems and management solutions
can be found on the Peak
District Web Site or here