70 years of National Parks

70 years on after successfully establishing the National Parks we are fighting for their future

National Parks for all

If National Parks are going to remain some of our most beautiful landscapes, we need to think about how we make them accessible
Accessible for all

Under threat!

Development threatens our green and pleasant landscapes with concrete and mortar. We need to keep beautiful places safe!
Keeping beautiful places safe


Prince Charles attends celebrations in Exmoor. Photo: Exmoor National Park Authority

The Prince of Wales: National Parks are every bit as important as 70 years ago

His Royal Highness Prince Charles provides a foreword on the importance of the National Parks as part of celebrations of their 70th anniversary.

Accessible for all

Accessible For All

Everyone deserves the opportunity to get out and experience the National Parks. We’re working to improve sustainable access to and around the Parks.
More beautiful

More beautiful

Beauty sets apart our National Parks, but there’s much more we can do! We want to see our National Parks full of wildlife and free from eyesores.
Better Protected

Better Protected

Help us protect National Parks from mines, roads and other large scale developments that compromise the peace and beauty of the National Parks.

Campaign for National Parks

Campaign For National Parks is the only national charity dedicated to protecting, improving and promoting all of the National Parks of England and Wales. We were involved in the creation of the Parks back in the 1940s and 50s and today they remain essential to the nation's health and well-being.

The National Parks are among the most beautiful and valued landscapes in the British Isles, containing some of our most breath-taking scenery, rare wildlife and cultural heritage. We want to keep them safe for future generations to enjoy. They are home to rural communities and important to local economies. And they provide a wide range of recreational opportunities.

For over 80 years we’ve been campaigning to strengthen the powers of National Parks, been vigilant in monitoring the Parks against damaging developments and promoted National Parks for the enjoyment of everyone.

We are delighted to have Caroline Quentin, well known stage and TV actress as our President.