2017 National Parks Week
Our annual celebration to honor the beauty of Britain's landscapes
There are a total of 15 national parks in the United Kingdom. In England, there are ten, two in Scotland, and three in Wales. All of them have breathtaking and diverse natural beauty. These breathtakingly gorgeous regions protect a region's wildlife and cultural legacy, and as Britain's "breathing spaces," it's no surprise that these parks attract an estimated 110 million people each year.
“National Parks Week is an annual celebration of everything that is special and great about our 15 National Parks – Britain's breathing spaces,” according to the National Parks family. — The National Park Service National Parks Week is held every summer to honor the distinctive beauty of Britain's "winning landscapes" and to encourage people to visit national parks around the country.
Building capacity for European Cultural Capitals
Our Culture 21 Actions program
The initiative "Capacity Building for European Capitals of Culture" is looking for specialists from a variety of fields to join its team. This expert group will assist the European Capitals of Culture implementation teams in bridging skill gaps. The project consortium is looking for specialists in a variety of sectors to assist in meeting key capacity-building objectives... Cities-in-Progress ‘Culture in Sustainable Cities' is a term used to describe how people live in cities that are environmentally friendly. The Learning with Culture 21 Actions program intends to give cities the opportunity to take part in a learning process, evaluating, designing, and implementing cultural policies that contribute to local sustainable development. The program's goals are to promote local and European understanding of the link between culture and local sustainable development in the participating countries... All projects are available to view.
National Parks Week is taking place from July 24th to July 30th, 2017.
Don't forget to bring the appropriate A-Z Adventure series map if you're visiting one of the 15 National Parks this summer. These maps incorporate the Ordnance Survey's 1:25 000 mapping, which shows public rights of way, open access land, national parks, tourist information, car parks, public houses, and camping and caravan sites in one convenient book.