This habitat is generally grasses and forbs. There are few or no trees and supports grazing and roaming animals. Grasslands are vital for stability on land as their roots hold mineral-rich top soil from washing away.
Grasslands are generally divided into two main types: temperate and tropical grasslands, but their colour vary considerably throughout the year. You normally find a grassland as the transitional habitats between shrubland and deserts. Temperatures are normally hot summers and cold winters and rain fall can fluctuate between 250mm – 900mm.
Below you will find what can be seen as Grassland National Parks. They may form part of the National Park or make up the whole National Park.
|Golden Gate Highlands
|Brecon Beacons (Also Heath and Scrub)
|Lake District (Moorlands)
|Loch Lomond and the Trossachs (Moorlands)
|North York Moors (Moorlands)
|Peak District (Bog; Moorlands)
|Pembrokeshire Coast (Heath)
|Yorkshire Dales (Bog; Moorlands)
*This work is ongoing, so please check back from time to time.
*Classifying areas of land into categories is difficult and can be very complex. For ease I have only selected seven major habitats to classify National Parks into and apologise for generalising the classification system. If you are looking to expand your knowledge you can look here for more information.