One of our incredible National Parks is going to be featured on a new set of Royal stamps. The amazing North York Moors’ picturesque landscape will appear in all its beauty alongside other iconic beauties Lake District, Snowdonia and South Downs on the incredible new set of stamps.
The stamps are to celebrate the distinctive beauty of the UK’s National Parks. They will feature such sights as their gigantic sea cliffs, rolling chalk hills, razor-sharp mountains and marshy wetlands. 10 of the 15 National Parks will feature on the new set of stamps that celebrate 70 years since the first National Parks were open in 1951.
The North York Moors were created in 1952 have been described by the Royal Mail as an “endless seas of bright-purple moorland, steam trains puffing through sinuous valleys, sun-dappled waterfalls in lush woodland, the smell of fish and chips wafting through fishing villages in coastal coves…the North York Moors National Park has a timeless and idyllic feel, particularly in summer, with its retro-seeming villages and heritage railways — famously used as filming locations for Heartbeat and Harry Potter — evoking the atmosphere of a bygone era.”
“Walking, cycling and sightseeing are the order of the day here, either in the valleys and moorland of the National Park’s interior or on its spectacular coastline — a sweep of high cliffs, hidden coves and rocky beaches, some of which are studded with Jurassic fossils and dinosaur footprints.”
Philip Parker, from the Royal Mail, added: “Ten spectacular National Parks have been captured in stunning photographs that reflect their diversity and splendour. We are proud to be able to share the beauty of these parks on stamps at a time when so many of us have had our travel restricted.”
The full list of the National Parks to be featured is below:
Dartmoor National Park
New Forest National Park
Lake District National Park
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
Snowdonia National Park – Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri
North York Moors National Park
South Downs National Park
Peak District National Park
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park – Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro
Broads National Park
You can buy these beautiful stamps from 14th January in stores, via the website here, or by phone on 03457 641 641.