National Parks

National Parks were set up for both people and nature. They provide places for recreation and wellbeing, as well as places for wildlife and nature.

National Parks aim to:

  • conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage
  • promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of National Parks

Additionally, National Parks in Scotland aim to:

  • promote sustainable use of natural resources of the area
  • promote sustainable economic and social development of the area's communities


Mission:Explore National Parks is a handy book packed with 49 missions that dare you to discover our National Parks.

This book will challenge you to become an extreme explorer, natural navigator and wildlife watcher in our National Parks. In fact, many will even be fun in your own local wild place!

Just £5 per book, available in English and Welsh language versions.

You can buy a copy here or from National Park Visitor Centres.

Mission:Explore National Parks