Walks And Walking – My Favourite UK National Parks
Breathing in crisp fresh air to clear your mind of the stresses and strains of every day life is one of the main reasons why people enjoy walking so much.
There are 15 UK National Parks where you can do this and truly enjoy the peace and quiet of a good long walk; Brecon Beacons, Broads, Cairngorms, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Lake District, Loch Lomond, New Forest, Northumberland, North York Moors, Peak District, Pembrokeshire Coast, Snowdonia,South Downs and the Yorkshire Dales.
One of my all time favourite UK National Parks is Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.
This was one of those walking trips you remember like it was yesterday. Visiting Snowdonia isn’t just about climbing Mount Snowdon, there are plenty more amazing walks to do including many other rugged mountain peaks, long sandy beaches, crystal clear lakes, rivers and waterfalls.
I remember the air being so clear and pure it felt like I was wearing an oxygen mask compared to the air I breathe living in London.
My first walk was the Llanberis Path, the longest and most popular pathway up to Snowdon, roughly 5 miles from the railway station to the summit and very easy to follow. The beautiful sight of a frozen lake, Llyn Du’r Arddu, still manages to put a big smile on my face and if I close my eyes I can still look down at Cwm Brwynog as if I were there now.
My second day’s walking started at Pen-y-Pass. The morning was absolutely beautiful and the sky was clear blue. One the way up I couldn’t help but stop at Pen-y-Gwryd to take a picture of the lake as it looked like a sheet of glass and was absolutely breathtaking. I then walked a combination of the Miners and PYG (Pig) Tracks up to Snowdon.
The rest of the trip was spent on lower ground, exploring Coed y Brenin Forest Park, Porthmadog, Portmeirion and Betws-y-Coed which were all such fantastic walks with each one offering something unique and interesting.
Air Wick and UK National Parks
Air Wick has partnered with the UK National Parks. So, as well as experiencing the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, Peak District, Exmoor and Brecon Beacons first hand, you can now enjoy fragrances inspired by these parks from the comfort of your own home, whilst also supporting the UK National Parks with every purchase.
The first National Parks air freshener I tried was the Lake District Midnight Berry and Shimmering Essential Pearls Air Wick candle, which smells delicious – inside and outside of my home!
Also in the range is a Yorkshire Dales White Roses and Pink Sweet Pea Air Wick Electrical Plug Diffuser and others including Exmoor Sea Spray and Ocean Minerals and New Forest Golden Woodlands and Sweet Nectar Air Wick Crystal’Air.
Each of our favourite UK National Parks are filled with unique intangible experiences like sights, sounds and smells. What are yours?