Blog

We love National Parks and think they are amazing places. But we also think they should be the best they can possibly be for the future. Our blog is a space for people to share their views on issues affecting National Parks in England and Wales.

If you would like to contribute a piece, please contact info@cnp.org.uk

Please note, the opinions expressed in all our blogs are of the author, and not endorsed by Campaign for National Parks. We are hosting blogs on a variety of subjects to provoke thought and discussion about National Parks.

Boulby Cliffs in the North York Moors by Mike Kipling

We asked – What do YOU want from the Glover review?

Campaign for National Parks asked a number of National Park people what they're hoping from the publication of the Glover review of designated landscapes.

Rambler's Tom Stephenson leads MPs

#KeepOnRambling - Protecting our landscapes for the next generation

Ramblers' Oliver Hicks-Pattison reflects on the extraordinary achivement of the 1949 and urges you to #KeepOnRambling to protect landscapes for the future

Walk into adventure with Ramblers Walking Holidays

Walk into adventure

Walking holiday experts, Ramblers Walking Holidays, wants you to get out and get exploring the fantastic National Parks as part of our #SummerofAdventure.

Maxwell Ayamba speaks to Countryfile's Matt Baker

How do we make National Parks adventures inclusive for everyone?

Campaigner Maxwell Ayamba, says the National Parks are still not delivering benefits to everyone and more needs to be done to ensure that everyone can enjoy their own National Park adventure. #SummerofAdventure

What is a microadventure? Alastair Humphreys explains all

Alastair Humphreys: Microdadventures

A microadventure is an adventure that is short, simple, local, cheap – yet still fun, exciting, challenging, refreshing and rewarding. Alastair Humphreys explains all for our #SummerofAdventure series

Photo credit: Aquapac

Stay dry, stay safe stay adventurous

Corporate partner Aquapac tell us why they love National Park adventures, though they love staying dry even more! #SummerofAdventure

(C) Craig Shaw

Are new non-statutory designations the way forward?

Helen Noble of Pennine Prospects tells us about how a new form of Park in the South Pennines could sit alongside traditional National Park designations.

Lord Blunkett

The spirit of kinder must live on - Lord Blunkett

Lord David Blunkett, who is President of Sheffield and North Derbyshire Ramblers and former Home Secretary argues that we must keep alive the flames of the National Parks movement.

Choking in ivy? Let's get serious about aesthetics

Writer Graham Cunningham says ivy is damaging the aesthetics of our countryside and calls for intervention.

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