Last month we celebrated ‘Discover National Parks Fortnight’, which champions all that is unique and special about our National Parks. With the enforced restrictions, I’m sure you have, like me, sought new outdoor places to meet and catch up with friends and family. Whether it’s the garden, a park bench, or a walk through a beautiful National Park, the pandemic has certainly encouraged us to wrap up warm and head outside.
This month, we have two glorious bank holidays in the calendar (3 May and 31 May). Will you embrace National Parks UK’s ethos and “Be more outside”? There are 15 National Parks in the UK – each one a unique landscape showcasing incredible natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage.
I’m fortunate to live within the South Downs National Park, which is a 100-mile stretch of rolling green hills from Winchester to Eastbourne, ending with the familiar chalk cliffs at Seven Sisters to the east.
I’m keeping everything crossed that we’re granted good weather to allow some alfresco dining, aka the great British picnic, to make the most of the outdoors.
If you’re fortunate enough to have a weekend away planned, enjoy, and stay safe.