Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks to be extended

The Secretary of State has approved plans to extend the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.

Two of Britains most popular National Parks will grow giving outdoor enthusiasts, and walkers, even more beautiful landscapes to uncover and play in.

Parts of the Orton Fells, the northern Howgill Fells, Wild Boar Fell and Mallerstang will be added to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, along with Barbon, Middleton, Casterton and Leck Fells, the River Lune, and part of Firbank Fell and other fells to the west of the River Lune.

The Lake District will include an area from Birkbeck Fells Common to Whinfell Common and, in the south, an area from Helsington Barrows to Sizergh Fell, an area north of Sizergh Castle and part of the Lyth valley.

With two Country Houses in the Lake District and two in the Yorkshire Dales these changes mean that even more of our guided walks will take place in national parks.

For more information about holidays within national parks call 0345 470 8558, or you can always email us.