The sun is out, the trees are green and summer is officially in the air! There’s no better time to get outside and get acquainted with good old Mother Nature, a lady that we’re very good pals with!
After all, the Tribe here at Banana HQ spend a lot of our time hanging out in some of the most beautiful locations in the UK. And if you were looking for a good reason to come and check out some of the stunning natural surroundings we immerse ourselves in every day, you’ll be happy to hear that 24th-30th July is National Parks Week! If that’s not an excuse to celebrate the great outdoors, then we don’t know what is!
What is National Parks Week all about?
National Parks Week is the annual celebration of the 15 spectacular National Parks of the UK, with a variety of events taking place throughout the week. From the rolling hills of the Brecon Beacons to the wild ponies of Exmoor, from the heather-strewn wilds of the Yorkshire Dales to the glittering waters of the Lake District, the National Parks of this country are filled with unique treasures, just the place to seize adventure and embrace the summer months!
So where are they?
- Brecon Beacons
- Lake District
- Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
- New Forest
- North York Moors
- Peak District
- Pembrokeshire Coast
- South Downs
- Yorkshire Dales
How to make the most of the parks.
There are endless ways for the imaginative explorer to make the most of these breath-taking landscapes. Whether you want to gather your friends for a camping trip, push yourself to the limit on an epic hike, enjoy leisurely bike rides with a certain special someone or take the kids out on a boat trip, the National Parks of Great Britain were made for outdoors activities! You’ll be spoiled for choice!
Of course, you could think outside the box a little and gain a whole new perspective on the National Parks by taking to the treetops and seizing the chance to try out one of our courses at Go Ape. Yes, we really have secured some of the choicest scenic spots in the UK with some of our courses situated right in the heart of the most beautiful National Parks!
You could tackle the ladders, tunnels and Tarzan swings on our adrenaline-pumping Dalby Forest course up on the North York Moors, or fly through the trees for over 400m on two of the UK’s longest zip wires at Go Ape Aberfoyle, in the Trossachs. You might even choose to unleash your inner ape at Go Ape Buxton, taking in the beautiful scenery of the Peak District.
What better way to celebrate National Parks Week than swinging through the forest with Go Ape? Just make sure you capture all your capers on camera and share with #goape as well as #nationalparksweek2017.