Lake District comes out as top UK beauty spot

Lake District comes out as top UK beauty spot

11th November 2021

NEW research has revealed that the Lake District is the nation's favourite national park.

It came out on top for both the nation's favourite park, and unvisited park people would most like to travel to, with New Forest and Loch Lomond trailing behind.

The research, surveyed Brits across the nation to reveal what their number one national park is, as well as the destinations Brits most want to explore in the future.

Richard Leafe, Chief Executive of the Lake District National Park Authority said: “We know how important the Lake District has been over the course of the pandemic as we have welcomed many new visitors over the past year.

"We are pleased that we have a vital role to play in the recovery of the nation as people come to enjoy all the health and wellbeing benefits the Lake District has to offer.”

Of the parks the public have visited, the top 5 favourites are as follows:

1. Lake District (24%)

Enriched with charming historical towns and staggering natural beauty, its unsurprising that a quarter of Brits voted the Lake District as their favourite national park of all time.

2. Peak District (10%)

Situated in Derbyshire, the Peak District is the oldest National Park in the UK with masses of wide-open spaces to explore – and one in ten Brits voted it as their favourite.

3. New Forest (8%)

This enchanting region of meadows and woodland is a wildlife haven, and 9% of Brits voted it their favourite national park.

4. Yorkshire Dales (8%)

A walker’s paradise, 8% of Brits have voted the Yorkshire Dales as their favourite National Park,

5. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs (7%)

Located in southern Scotland and the only member of the list not in England, the namesake Loch Lomond is Britain’s largest inland body of water. 7% of Brits have voted it their favourite national park. With breath-taking scenery at every turn and no fewer than 22 lochs, you’ll never run out of things to do.

Of the national parks Brits have not visited, the five on the top of their bucket list are, in order: Lake District (16%); Loch Lomond and the Trossachs (13%); New Forest (8%); Yorkshire Dales (7%); Snowdonia (7%).

Four out of five locations named the nation’s favourite were also featured in the top bucket list destinations for those who haven’t visited them, with only Snowdonia replacing the Peak District in the list.

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