Two-day National Park walks

Walkers crossing a traditional stone bridge at Edale, part of the High Peak Estate, Derbyshire

Did you know that 40 per cent of the land we look after can be found in a National Park? To help you explore it, we've chosen three National Parks to discover on foot over two days - Exmoor, the Peak District and the South Downs.

The walks have been written by environment and travel journalist Mark Rowe. All three walking routes have been walked personally by Mark and put together with local knowledge from our rangers who are passionate about the landscapes in their care.

These lengthy hikes are aimed at the more ambitious walker. They are designed for you to dip in and out of as you please over two days or more. For the less experienced walker, we’ve also got lots of short, easy-to-follow walks – find your ideal route on our walking trails map.

National Parks are protected areas because of their beautiful countryside, wildlife and cultural heritage. We care for more than 300,000 acres of land in National Parks, working closely with the National Park Authority to ensure that these special landscapes are looked after and can be enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year.


Peak District

South Downs