Best parks in Cumbria

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Explore the most popular parks in Cumbria with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Best parks (18)
#1 - Lake District National Park
Cumbria, England
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Lake District National Park was the second national park established in the UK and is the most popular with over 16 million visitors per year. The park is known for its rugged fell mountains, historic literary associations and glacial ribbon lakes. Market towns such as Kendal, Ambleside and Keswick on scenic Derwentwater are bases for exploring the area and home to traditional inns, galleries of local art and outdoor equipment shops. Visitors have the opportunity to take winter skills courses, rent boats or simply walk, hike or backpacking the 3,105 kilometres of rights of way. There are a variety of accommodations across the park as well as areas for day use such as picnicking or swimming. The park also includes many historic buildings, gardens and guided tours.Show more
#2 - Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Cumbria, England
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Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty includes two areas of coastline along the Solway Firth. The park is home to multiple species of butterfly, including some rare specimens that live on Mawbray and Wolsty banks. These banks along with Silloth dunes are home to the very rare natterjack toad Bufo calamita and the great crested newt. The area is also home to the Discovery Centre, whose main exhibition in the discovery centre looks at the wildlife, geography, and communities along the Solway Coast, and how things have changed over time, from the last ice age to the present day. Show more
#3 - Gelt Woods
Cumbria, England
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#4 - Bakestone Barrow Wood
Cumbria, England
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#5 - Lowther Park
Cumbria, England
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#6 - Moss Rigg Wood
Cumbria, England
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#7 - Dunnerdale Forest
Cumbria, England
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#8 - Grizedale Forest
Cumbria, England
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#9 - Rickerby Park
Cumbria, England
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#10 - Moor House National Nature Reserve
Cumbria, England
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