National Parks Week 2022

National Parks and our developments

National Parks Week celebrates the beauty and diversity of national parks across England and Wales and showcases the wide range of opportunities that they offer people across the country – with UK residents now valuing access to green open spaces more than ever.

Collectively, National Parks cover a significant 10% of the land in England and Wales and play a crucial role in protecting landscapes and preserving natural wildlife habitats.

At Countryside, we take great care during the construction process to create as many natural spaces as possible for the existing biodiversity and wildlife to thrive, and we think carefully about the green spaces which surround are developments and their proximity to green open spaces in the local area. We are very proud that multiple Countryside schemes across the UK are closely situated to some of the most major and verdant National Parks.

The list below highlights some of the most well-known National Parks across the UK, and how they can be easily accessed from the comfort of your Countryside home:

Peak District National Park: spanning across 555 miles, including parts of Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire, the Peak District is one of the UK’s most visited National Parks offering an interesting range of opportunities and activities. Countryside schemes close by include:

  • Radclyffe Green, Chadderton, Oldham - 30 min drive
  • Belle Vue, Manchester - 30 min drive
  • Bella Wood View, Goldthorpe, Barnsley - 40 min drive
  • City Fields, Wakefield - 40 min drive

North York Moors National Park: set in a beautiful corner of Yorkshire, North York Moors helps to protect and conserve, whilst promoting the enjoyment of its natural surroundings. Countryside schemes close by include:

  • Manor Woods, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire - 15 min drive
  • Siskin Park, Wynyard, Stockton-on-Tees - 40 min drive

Snowdonia National Park: covering 823 square miles of landscape, Snowdonia National Park attracts thousands of visitors every year. Countryside schemes close by include:

  • Dutton Fields, Deeside, North Wales - 1 hour drive

Exmoor National Park: designated as a national park in 1954, Exmoor is a beautiful spot of natural beauty. Countryside schemes close by include:

  • Strawberry Grange, Bridgwater – 45 min drive
  • Isleport Lane, Highbridge – 50 min drive