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Pictures: Britain's glorious National Parks

From the fells and dales of the Lake District and the waterways of the Norfolk Broads, to the ancient woodlands of the New Forest and the mysterious wilds of Dartmoor.
This year marks 70 years since the first of Britain's National Parks were created through law, protecting these special spaces for everyone. Newsround takes a quick look at each one Britain's 15 National Parks.
Exmoor NP, Overlooking Porlock BayJim Johnson
BRECON BEACONS: This Welsh National Park is home to beautiful moorlands, mountain landscapes, and Welsh mountain ponies and red kites.
Central Beacons, Brecon Beacons National ParkBillie Charity
THE BROADS: Britain's largest protected wetland was formed by the flooding of old peat diggings and is now home to some of Britain's rarest wildlife. It's England's smallest National Park at 303 square kilometres.
Horsey Mill, Broads National ParkTom Mackie
CAIRNGORMS: Britain's largest National Park containing its highest mountain range and its biggest native forests. The park in north east Scotland has crystal clean rivers and lochs; moorland and farmland and is home to many of the UK’s unique wildlife.
Loch Avon, Cairngorms National ParkMark Hamblin/2020VISION/CNPA
DARTMOOR: Heather-covered moorland, rocky granite tors, stone circles and medieval villages, iconic Dartmoor ponies, and vibrant villages with traditional events. It's the only National Park in England to allow wild camping.
Sharp Tor from Bench Tor, Dartmoor National ParkDNPA
EXMOOR: Home to moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland, and high cliffs that plunge into the Bristol Channel in south west England. The majority of Exmoor's rocks were formed about 410 and 360 million years ago.
ExmoorNP_Coastal Path nr Woody BayJim Johnson
LAKE DISTRICT: England's largest National Park is home to high fells, deep glacial lakes and thriving rural communities. The Lake District in north west England has inspired writers and visitors for centuries, including poet William Wordsworth and author Beatrix Potter.
Wast Water - The Lake District National ParkJohn Hodgson
LOCH LOMOND & THE TROSSACHS: The park is the fourth largest in the British Isles, with a total area of 1,865 square kilometres. Plus you're never far from a fantastic view across water with 22 large lochs and about 50 rivers and streams.
Walkers on Ben A'an overlooking Loch KatrineLoch Lomond & The Trossachs NPA
NEW FOREST: The New Forest was made a national park in 2005 to give this outstanding landscape the highest level of protection. The region is known for its heathland, ancient woodlands including some trees over 1,000 years old, and native ponies.
Rockford Common New Forest at sunriseNew Forest National Park Authority
NORTHUMBERLAND: England's most tranquil area with rolling hills, gentle mountains and internationally recognised dark skies. It also contains remains of Hadrian's Wall - a famous boundary wall during the Roman Empire.
The view down the Coquet Valley towards Barrowburn in Northumberland National ParkNNPA and David Taylor
NORTH YORK MOORS: Wide open moors, big skies, amazing swathes of purple heather, and a beautiful coastline with traditional fishing villages, cliffs and beaches.
Roseberry Topping from Gribdale, North York Moors National ParkMike Kipling
PEAK DISTRICT: Britain's first National Park, located between the cities of Manchester and Sheffield, is a land of contrasts: dramatic heather moorland hills and rock edges in the north, limestone dales and rivers in the south. It also has 34 miles of trails ideal for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
Curbar EdgePeak District National Park
PEMBROKESHIRE COAST: It was made a National Park in 1952, and is the only one in the UK to have been named primarily because of its spectacular coastline. Visitors can explore cliffs, beaches, harbours and coves along 300km of coastline.
Whitesands Bay, Pembrokeshire Coast National ParkPembrokeshire Coast NPA
SNOWDONIA: Dominated by the impressive Snowdonia mountain range - including Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales - picturesque villages, and a coastline of fine sandy beaches. It's home to more than 26,000 people.
Mawddach Estuary, SnowdoniaK J Richardson
SOUTH DOWNS: This area in Southern England was the most recent to be named a National Park in 2010. It has it all - from rolling hills, glorious heathland, river valleys, ancient woodland, thriving villages and market towns, and the iconic white cliffs of the Heritage Coast.
Fulking Escarpement, South DownsRobert Maynard
YORKSHIRE DALES: Home to rolling green valleys scattered with traditional field barns and drystone walls. It also include Yorkshire's Three Peaks - Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent.
View towards Ingleborough from Whernside, Yorkshire Dales National Parkdanscape.co.uk