Britain’s Most Loved Parks

Love Parks Week by Keep Britain Tidy is back once again this year, commencing from 29th July until 5th August. The project is here to inspire people to eliminate litter both now and for future generations.

This is about more than simply getting people to pick up litter. The organisation aims to change behaviour permanently by spotlighting the problem daily and offering creative solutions.

By working with people, businesses, local authorities and the government, Keep Britain Tidy aims to educate, innovate and inspire; improving the environment on everyone’s doorstep.

Read more on the charity’s work here:

Why not find a park near you and not only clear your mind and stretch your muscles but take along a litter picking tool and start to help clean up your local park? Do your part by contributing to 2 minutes of your time (or longer!) to do a spot of litter picking.

For some inspiration on the best parks near you or as a reminder as to why we are working with Love Parks we have chosen some of the best parks from all across the country from dog walking, family activities, views, food and more. Keep scrolling for our top picks!

Healy Dell, Manchester –Best Park for History and Views

Healey Dell is a top pick for beauty and wildlife. The best feature is a disused 1800s railway line which is now a nature trail with spectacular views from a 100-foot-high viaduct. With plenty of industrial archaeology and the river Spodden flowing through this creates gorgeous scenery and waterfalls to view with all the family.

Victoria Park, London – Best Park for Dog Walking

This park is impressive with 86.18 hectares. It's one of the most historic & visited parks in London, creating the perfect place for a long dog walk, or even for a spot of recreational sports. Victoria Park is the ideal place for the children to play or to relax with a picnic.

Leazes Park, Newcastle – Best Park for Food

Located in central Newcastle, Leazes Park opened in 1873 with a lake (originally intended for ice-skating and boating), which is now stocked and fished by Leazes Park Angling Association. The park is now perfect for a stroll and grabbing a bite to eat at the tower café, which boasts a selection of coffee, tea, snacks, ice cream paninis and fresh stone-baked pizzas (Yum!)

Milton Country Park, Cambridgeshire – Best Park for Young Children

This park is perfect for young children, it offers a variety of play areas including a fenced off play area for under 5’s. The park boasts miles of pathways, lakes and a café. The charity that run it (Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust) also hold a number of activities from sport to education programmes. A perfect day out with the family!

Get involved with the conversation on social media with the hashtag #loveparks and become part of the community, or why not contribute by donating to the charity itself here:!/

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