‘Stunning’ image of the Broads as you’ve never seen it before
- Credit: Ordnance Survey
It is described to have the country's best rivers, marshes and lakes, with 'silvery water on an autumnal evening; a marsh full of delicate flora; a wherry in full sail gliding noiselessly past'.
But the Broads looks a bit flat compared to the hilly terrains of the Peak District, the mountainous Snowdonia and the peaks of Brecon Beacons in data visualisations of National Parks.
Instead, the not-so 3D image of the beautiful Broads, as all Norfolk folk know it, looks more akin to a spiny leaf insect.
The images of the 15 well-known landmarks, described as 'a series of stunning data visualisations depicting their extent and landscape', were created by national mapping agency Ordnance Survey (OS) to celebrate 70 years of the National Parks.
Great Britain's National Parks cover a combined area of 23,138 sq km - around 10pc of Great Britain with an area slightly larger than Wales.
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But the Broads being branded as a National Park has been a topic of ongoing debate for a number of years between Broads users and the Broads Authority, which is responsible for managing the area.
In 2016, a High Court inquiry ruled that the Broads Authority could continue using the Broads National Park branding after it was challenged by land owners.
Constituted as a special area with protection similar to a National Park in 1989, the Broads is the smallest of the park family. It spans 303 sq km with the highest point at Strumpshaw Hill reaching 38m.
MORE: Stunning drone footage captures the beauty of the BroadsThe largest park at 4,528 sq km is Cairngorms in the Highlands of Scotland which also has the highest point at Ben Macdui reaching 1,309m.
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The Pembrokeshire Coast boasts the longest coastline at 418 km, while the Broads covers 2.5 km.
Managing director of OS Leisure, Nick Giles, said: 'National Parks' fortnight kicks off on April 6, so what better time to be inspired to visit one, and try out some of the 61,000 km of paths to follow?
'The outdoors is free. Walking, cycling or running in it is free. It's a great place to be with friends or family. Or to be by yourself.
'According to Public Health England, the cost to the NHS and social services of treating the consequent problems of inactivity – obesity, depression, heart problems etc – is around £7.4 billion a year.
'People in Britain are 20pc less active than we were in the 1960s, and that figure is likely to double in the years ahead unless action is taken now.
'In 2016 there were 70,000 deaths as a direct result of too much time sitting rather than being active.
'We perhaps need the outdoors and National Parks more than ever. The more people that get outside, the greater their opportunity to live longer, stay younger and enjoy life more.'