Book launch celebrates National Parks Week

National Parks Week 2016 kicks off with the launch of a new book, Mission:Explore National Parks

Mission explore national parks front cover detail

National Parks Week (25 - 31 July) is an annual celebration of Britain's breathing spaces and this year's theme - adventure - has been enhanced by the launch of a new book. 

Mission:Explore National Parks is packed with 49 quirky missions full of challenge and adventure, as well as information about all 15 National Parks. 

An excellent companion to the ever popular Mission:Explore John Muir, this latest title is fun filled and jam-packed with weird and wonderful ideas. People young and old will be inspired to visit and explore National Parks - a springboard to all the brilliant things that are on offer. 

Helen Steer, Director of Mission Explore said: "We are extremely excited that our latest book is a collaboration with National Parks UK. Each member of the UK National Park family is a unique place, ideally suited for discovery, curiosity and creativity. Mae'n amser mentro! It's time to explore!" 

Graham Watson, the John Muir Award Manager in Cumbria based with the Lake District National Park Authority said: “This is an excellent new resource. We’re expecting Mission:Explore National Parks to be a big hit with our John Muir Award partner organisations. These organisations engage people from all backgrounds across all of the UK’s National Parks. Equally though, the creative ideas found inside this book will interest and delight people beyond National Park boundaries, local to home, too.” 

  • Mission:Explore National Parks is for sale at £5.00, the book is available from outlets in the National Parks or online  
  • Mission:Explore John Muir can be freely downloaded in English, Welsh and Gaelic 
  • Learn more about National Parks Week, and events taking place here. 
  • Watch a short film to find out about how John Muir Award participants experience the wonderful places found in National Parks across the UK here.