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National Parks Week

23 July 2018

National Parks Week is the annual family festival to celebrate our wonderful national parks and the opportunities they provide to get out and about in some of the most beautiful areas of Britain. This year the festival takes place from Sunday 22 to Sunday 29 July with guided forest walks, seaside safaris, treasure trails and lots of other activities on offer http://www.nationalparks.gov.uk/.

Did you know there are 15 National Parks in Britain? But can you name them all? You can test your knowledge in our quick quiz below! Also, for those of us who aren’t able to enjoy National Parks in the flesh we have a tempting selection of audiobooks on the theme of nature and wildlife that will transport you into the great outdoors!

National Parks Quiz:

1    Name each of the 15 National Parks.

2    Of the 15 National Parks in Britain 10 are in England, 3 are in Wales and 2 in Scotland. But which country has the greatest percentage of its land under National Park protection?

3    The first National Park was founded in 1951 because of its impressive landscape of gritstone edges, steep limestone dales, moorland and caverns. What is it called?

4    What is the name of the newest National Park, established in 2010, which features large areas of woodland, rolling chalk uplands, and river valleys?

5    Which of the National Parks is also a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site?

6    Which of the National Parks was the only one designated primarily for its coastline?

7    What is the name of the largest National Park which is bigger than the whole of Luxembourg?

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Audiobook suggestions:

A Bad Birdwatcher’s Companion by Simon Barnes 11252

Cairngorm John: A Life in Mountain Rescue by John Allen and Robert Davidson 8631

Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet by Mark Cocker 10554

Common Ground by Rob Cowen 11125

In the Land of Giants by Max Adams 11885

The January Man: A Year of Walking Britain by Christopher Somerville 11860

Meadowland by John Lewis-Stempel 10452

The Shepherd’s Life: A Tale of the Lake District by James Rebanks 10437

Walking Home by Simon Armitage 9478

Wildwood: A Journey through Trees by Roger Deakin 7926