10 MayEnjoy your trip to Europe by visiting its pristine national parks

National parks are protected wildlife reserves where rare flora and fauna coexist together. Entry to these places is strictly regulated by authorities so that the habitats aren’t destroyed by human activities. Some of them only allow a certain number of visitors per day for the same reasons stated above. Below are some of the best natural parks in Europe.

The Geopark, Spainpark

Geopark is located towards the northern territory of Seville province, found within its boundaries are two antique Nature Monuments and several Andalusian geological hotspots that are unique to the region. It covers an estimated area of 177,484 ha and contains materials that date back to the Triassic and Permian era, this site has been useful to archeologists who often frequent it to search for clues of Europe’s ancient landscape. Also found here are anomalous medusa imprints that date back thousands of years, it being the biggest concentration of medusa specimen found within the entire Iberian Peninsula. Visitors would as well marvel at attractions such as the caballera stones, sandy soils, dales, crags and cupola-shaped domes.

Pyrenees, France

The Pyrenees is a large mountainous range found towards the southwest of Europe, it forms the natural border between Spain and France. This territory also curves out the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of Europe. Conspicuous aspects of this reserve include the absence of great lakes such as those found in the neighboring Alpine range, visitors would also marvel at the rarity and colossal elevation of underground passes found in the region. The largest waterfall in France known as Gavarnie is also found in Pyrenees, it drops down to about 1,515ft and forms a beautiful rainbow upon coming to contact with the river below. This natural cascade is fed by melting snows and glaciers in higher parts of the range. Pyrenees is without a doubt one of the finest natural parks in Europe.

Snowdonia Reserve, Wales

Snowdonia is the largest natural park in Wales covering an estimated area of 823 sq. miles, it was first set aside as a national reserve in the year 1951. This territory is home to the highest mountain range in Wales and attracts approximately 6 million guests every year, making it the 3rd most popular park in England. This site is perfect for hikers and mountaineers since it boasts of natural trails that swivel up the terrain in interlinking channels, camping is also allowed though guests would have to report their stay with the management beforehand. This way they can plan appropriately and prevent unnecessary congestion, they can also send immediate help to campers in case of an emergency.

Read more about a Geopark by visiting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geopark

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