Our National Partnerships

The UK's 15 National Parks work with national partners through National Parks Partnerships. Our partners provide vital support to the National Parks family and help us to increase the understanding, enjoyment and valuing of our special landscapes.


Haroon Mota plugging in a BMW car at an EV charger at Sutton Bank National Park Centre (c) BMW UK

National Parks UK is working together with BMW UK on 'Recharge In Nature', a three year initiative announced in October 2022. For the UK’s 15 National Parks, this is a partnership that can genuinely help us move forward in key areas such as EV infrastructure, sustainable tourism and biodiversity thanks to BMW’s national-level, multi-year support.

Sustainable tourism is one of the most pressing issues for all 15 of the UK’s National Parks. With over 100 million visitors every year, and Covid-related additional pressures, there are both opportunities and threats linked to domestic tourism. We welcome the opportunity to develop and promote sustainable tourism further thanks to the support of BMW UK.

Most National Parks are under-served by EV chargers and are at risk of getting left behind as drivers turn increasingly to EV usage. This is why BMW’s commitment to install or upgrade EV charging posts across all 15 of the National Parks is so welcome. Their support is speeding up the provision of EV chargers in some of our priority locations, helping visitors, local communities and our teams out in the field too. And thanks to BMW UK, you'll now find six EV chargers at our Sutton Bank National Park Centre.

A group of Explorers at Sutton Bank (c) BMW UK

A range of locally-led National Parks projects are also being directly supported by BMW through the Recharge In Nature Fund. Across three years there will be a grant available for every National Park to deliver impact-led projects in a range of areas including biodiversity; nature restoration; sustainability and well-being. These projects will deliver benefits for nature and people in every National Park. In the North York Moors, our 'Wild Leaders' programme is encouraging young people (aged 16+) from surrounding towns to volunteer in the National Park. The project also enables children, families and young people who already volunteer to continue their journey through Explorers and Young Rangers. The initiative is helping to promote their physical and mental health, while establishing a group of long-term conservationists for the National Park.

As the National Parks make efforts to move towards a lower-carbon society, to promote sustainable UK tourism and to restore and enhance our landscapes, working with partners like BMW is a vital way to progress faster and to promote the role that we all need to play in securing a healthier future for our planet.

Find out more about our partnership with BMW UK

Forest Holidays

Young Rangers in Robin Hood's Bay as part of the Forest Holidays partnership

The UK’s National Parks and Forest Holidays are working together on ‘National Park Futures’, a six-year programme that will connect over 20,000 young people with nature.

Over the next six years ‘National Parks Futures’ will deliver at least 15 flagship education projects reaching 5,000 young people as well as covering the travel costs of an estimated 15,000 National Park visits for young people. The aim is to inspire the next generation to care for and protect our precious National Parks, as well as improving their wellbeing through time spent in nature.

Here in the North York Moors, Forest Holidays are supporting our Young Ranger Scheme. Our fantastic young rangers, aged between 11-17, undertake practical conservation work within the National Park each month. They also complete skills activities learning about species ID, outdoor safety and first aid whilst achieving John Muir Awards. We are passionate in tackling barriers which young people face in accessing our youth volunteering opportunities. Thanks to Forest Holidays we are able to carry on the legacy of our recently completed project made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Read more about the Forest Holidays programme

Sykes Holiday Cottages

National Parks UK & Sykes Holiday Cottages Partnership

Holidaying in the UK’s 15 National Parks is a brilliant way to explore Britain’s most precious and inspiring landscapes.

That’s why the UK’s National Parks have a national partnership with Sykes Holiday Cottages, who are encouraging everyone to discover their ideal National Park break. What’s more, your booking will help support our vital work.

Book your North York Moors holiday

Santander UK

National Parks UK & Santander Partnership

Santander UK is a Founding Partner of the 'Net Zero With Nature' strategy, which defines the role that the National Parks can play in the UK's fight against climate change and the biodiversity crisis.

The Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland (ELC)

National Parks UK & The Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland Partnership. Visit to Troutbeck Farm in the Lake District

The Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland (ELC) is a Founding Partner of Revere, specifically supporting nature-based solutions innovation across the UK National Parks.

Spotty Otter

National Parks UK & Spotty Otter Partnership

Spotty Otter are donating 15% of all profits from their Forest Ranger and Forest Leader clothing and footwear ranges to the National Parks UK Education Travel Fund. So each time you purchase from these ranges, you are enabling a young person to visit our National Parks!

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