Google Maps has missed out one of England’s biggest national parks

October 24, 2014 admin No comments

(Picture: Google Maps)

While the pennine Hills are marked, the North Pennines park is missing (Picture: Google Maps)

Tour guides at one of England’s biggest national parks have been left baffled after discovering the entire beauty hotspot is missing from Google Maps.

Looking at the area below Northumberland on the online service, anyone not familiar with Britain’s landscape might not realise the North Pennines even existed.

The area is the second largest national park in England at 772 square miles.

The park, which is the north-most section of the Pennine hills, features some of Britain’s best natural wonders including the famous High Force waterfall and the Raby Estates.

The error means anyone trying to visit the park, often struggles as there are no directions or local amenities marked out on Google Maps.

(Picture:  North Pennines AONB)

This is the area that should be shown (Picture: North Pennines AONB)

(Picture: Google)

At least Google search still thinks the park exists (Picture: Google)

Thousands of visitors head to the remote area, located between the National Park of the Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland, every year.

Staff at the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership have been trying to rectify the glitch for four months – to little success.

Rachel Milner, marketing and events supervisor at Raby Estates, said: ‘The Raby Estate relies on tourism to be able to maintain the facilities at High Force waterfall and keep it open and accessible for people to come and see.

‘In this digital age, it’s so important that people can find us and find out how to get to us online and that means being visible on Google Maps.’

(Picture: Flickr/ LevitateMe)

(Picture: Flickr/ LevitateMe)

Neighbouring areas of national beauty including the Northumberland Coast and Nidderdale, are marked on Google maps.

The Lake District National Park, the North York Moors National Park and Kielder Forest Park also appear on Google.

The Cotswolds, which does appear on Google Maps, is the largest park in the UK at 790 square miles.

Metro.co.uk has contacted Google for comment.

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