Merrell & UK National Parks


Exmoor National Park Authority has joined the other 14 National Parks across the UK to promote a visitor passport scheme in partnership with the outdoor gear specialists Merrell who are offering the chance to win top of the range Merrell gear.
The partnership was initially launched in Spring 2011 and will now see Merrell extend its work with the UK National Park Family by distributing ‘Visitor Passports’ to a whole new audience of Merrell customers. UK National Parks Visitor Passports are now available to download at http://www.nationalparks.gov.uk/visiting/visitor_passport.htm and whenever you buy Merrell gear in stores across the UK. By getting their passport stamped in each of the 15 National Parks, visitors have a lasting memory of their outdoor adventure and discovery and have a chance to win a pair of Merrell footwear.

The Visitor Passports can also be picked up from National Park Centres in Dulverton (open daily all year) Dunster and Lynmouth. Dunster and Lynmouth Centres are open this week and then at weekends until the end of March after which will be open daily.

Emily Carr, Marketing Executive at Merrell added, “Merrell encourages everyone to Get Outside and make the most of the wonderful British landscape, so we’re delighted to be supporting a scheme that does this within the UK National Parks.

“All 15 National Parks offer a diverse range of dramatic and stunning scenery and we’re delighted to help enhance the adventures of outdoor enthusiasts whilst tracking their progress using the Visitor Passports.”

Carl Lis - Chairman of the UK Association of National Park Authorities (UK ANPA) said:  “We are delighted to be working with Merrell who share the same aspiration as the UK National Parks - to encourage more people to get out and enjoy the countryside. With the current difficult financial situation, more people than ever are staying at home to enjoy what the UK has to offer and whether you want to relax and enjoy the tranquillity, join in a family event or get into some adrenalin filled activities then there’s something for everyone in your nearest National Park.”

Published: 16 February 2012

Contact the press office:

Clare O-Connor
T: 01398 322244
E: CKOConnor@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk