The 10 most Instagrammed National Parks in the UK

The 10 most Instagrammed National Parks in the UK

By Issie Bradford

The breath-taking views, vast landscapes, ancient castles, lakes, mountains and moors of Great Britain’s National Parks make for beautiful photos. You can capture snow-covered mountains during winter, golden fields in autumn and blankets of wild flowers in spring. There’s miles upon miles of walks to be taken, on or off the beaten path, and if you’re lucky you might spot some wildlife… Maybe even a reindeer.

To celebrate the diversity of the UK’s stunning countryside, we’ve discovered 10 of most Instagrammed National Parks. So, all you need to do now is pack a picnic (here are some great recipe ideas for food that will travel well), pull on your walking boots and get going.

1. Peak District National Park (44,560 posts)
This was actually Great Britain’s first ever National Park. Spanning an impressive 200 square miles, you’ll see heather-covered moors in the North and limestone dales in the South.

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2. Snowdonia National Park (34,421 posts)
This is home to Wales’ highest mountain, Snowdon, as well as 23 miles of coastline, historic castles and beautiful moors.

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3. Lake District National Park (31,990 posts)
There are 16 glacial lakes, each set deep in the rolling countryside, and some smaller lakes to explore here.

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4. Dartmoor National Park (18,841 posts)
The commanding landscape of Dartmoor is full of fascinating historical points, including medieval villages and eerie stone circles, which is probably why it’s been featured in so many films and books over the years.

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5. Cairngorms National Park (14,635 posts)
Officially Britain’s largest National Park and home to Britain’s highest mountain range too, this Scottish beauty is great for winter sports. Pine forests and crystal clear lochs aren’t the only photo opportunity here, if you’re lucky you might spot wild reindeer.

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6. Brecon Beacons National Parks (12,559 posts)
Brecon Beacons, a Global Geopark, is home to mesmerising hills, hidden caves, castles and natural waterfalls.

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7. South Downs National Park (10,173 posts)
Just over an hour’s train from London you can find mesmerising sea views, ancient woodlands and quaint villages, as well as the famous white cliffs at Seven Sisters.

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8. Exmoor National Park (7,149 posts)
Known for it’s wild ponies and Roman forts, this is a magical place to see bluebells during spring.

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9. Yorkshire Dales National Park (6,930 posts)
Sometimes called ‘God’s own county’ this lush green landscape is perfect for exploring.

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10. New Forest National Park (5,095 posts)
This historic hunting forest is most well-known for it’s wild ponies and sunshine-yellow gorse flowers. As it’s fairly flat, it’s perfect for leisurely walks and cycling.

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With thanks to Premier Inn, for the information.

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