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What are national parks

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  • 1. What are National Parks? There are 12 National Parks in England and Wales. The New Forest became a National Park in 2005. The South Downs is currently in the process of being designated a National Park. There are two National Parks in Scotland – The Cairngorms, and Loch Lomand & the Trossachs.
  • 2. Skills Question Describe the distribution of National Parks in England and Wales. (4 marks)
  • 3. What are National Parks? National Parks are protected areas of natural beauty. The areas include mountains, moorland, heathland, woodland and coasts. National Parks are not theme parks – they are not fenced off and people live and work in them. Each National Park is managed by a National Park Authority (NPA), which works to balance the needs of the landscape, the residents and the visitors. Snowdonia Exmoor
  • 4. What are the aims of National Parks?
    • To protect and enhance the natural beauty and wildlife.
    • To promote the understanding and enjoyment of the Parks.
    • To foster the social and economic well-being of the communities living in the National Parks.
    Can you see how these duties may conflict with one another?
  • 5. The Lake District!
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  • 7. Why do people visit the Lake District? Study the photographs!