Over the past few weeks we’ve looked at the location of mountains and hills, rivers and sea areas. Today we are going to link in with last Friday’s post in my parks series, with a look at the locations of the National Parks of the British Isles.
There are 15 National Parks in Britain and 6 in Ireland. Some of them you will already know because they are mountain areas but you get landscapes worth protecting in lowland areas too.
So once again print out a blank outline map. You can use the one below.
The best way to learn where things are is to put them on a map, but if I just give you a completed map, that won’t help much, so grab a blank map and a pencil, find somebody for a bit of competition, and let’s see what you know already. Just put the numbers onto your blank map.
- Brecon Beacons
- Lake District
- Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
- New Forest
- North York Moors
- Peak District
- Pembrokeshire Coast
- South Downs
- Yorkshire Dales
- The Burren
- Wicklow Mountains
Now scroll past my pictures for a look at the answers. If you are having a competition, two points for a correct answer and if no-one is right, then the nearest person gets one point.
If you are signed up for worksheets, check your inbox for a map of the correct locations, ready for you to label.
And finally an interesting fact. London is making a bid to become the world’s first National Park city. That brings a whole new perspective to the idea of a National Park.