Where? – 4 – National Parks

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.

  1. Brecon Beacons
  2. Broads
  3. Cairngorms
  4. Dartmoor
  5. Exmoor
  6. Lake District
  7. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
  8. New Forest
  9. Northumberland
  10. North York Moors
  11. Peak District
  12. Pembrokeshire Coast
  13. Snowdonia
  14. South Downs
  15. Yorkshire Dales
  16. Ballycroy
  17. Connemara
  18. Glenveagh
  19. Killarney
  20. The Burren
  21. 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.

Peak District
Snowdonia
Lake District
Yorkshire Dales
North York Moors
Killarney
The Burren
Wicklow Mountains

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.

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