Living in the National Parks
The UK's National Parks are home and workplace to over 300,000 people working in industries such as farming, forestry, quarrying and tourism. Most of the land is privately owned by individuals, charities or agencies.
Today's rural communities face many challenges, from the pressure for affordable housing to far-reaching changes to farming. National Park Authorities work closely with local communities to ensure a vibrant and sustainable future.
Value of the National Parks
The National Trust Wales leads a partnership that has been working to find out the economic value of the three National Parks in Wales. Their latest report has found that the together the Welsh National Parks;
- Support 12,000 jobs.
- Generate £177million total income.
- Support local economies both inside and outside the Park boundaries.
You can get more details about the economic value of each Welsh National Park in their report:
The full report and details of all research from 2001 - 2006 are on our publications page.
Services for residents
The links below will take you to other websites for more information.
- Broads Authority - Home Page
- Dartmoor National Park - Living In
- Exmoor National Park - Living In
- Lake District - Planning
- New Forest National Park - Living In
- Northumberland National Park - Home page
- North York Moors National Park - Information for residents
- Peak District National Park - Living In
- South Downs National Park - Communities
- Yorkshire Dales National Park - Living In
- Brecon Beacons National Park - Community development
- Pembrokeshire Coast National Park - Our services
- Snowdonia National Park - Community strategies