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.

Making the Inaccessible Accessible

Debbie North has blogged about her work as the founder of accessthedales – an organisation committed to creating a countryside for all through the development of wheel-friendly treks for people with poor or no mobility. Debbie discusses some of the challenges she faces.

Investigating the major development test

We've just launched our new report, National Parks - Planning for the Future with the Campaign to Protect Rural England and National Trust. Professor Lynn Crowe from Sheffield Hallam University led on the research to underpin our report and writes more about what they did and what they learnt.

National Parks: My constant inspiration

Earlier this month Janette Ward took over as our chair. She blogs about what inspired her to become chair and her love of National Parks.

Seven years as chair – what are my reflections?

We were very sad to say goodbye to our chair, Anne Robinson, who stood down at our last AGM (she'll be staying on the board though!). Anne reflects on her time as chair of Campaign for National Parks.

Exploring Exmoor with our president, Caroline Quentin

This week our president Caroline Quentin took a trip to Exmoor National Park to find out about work the Authority are doing to connect people with the cultural and environmental landscape. Gemma Rogers, our campaigns and communications officer talks about the day!

Linking Landscape and Community

The Arun and Rother Connections (ARC) project has just won our 2016 Park Protector Award. Rachel Carless, project manager from the RSPB describes the fantastic work being done to protect these rivers.  

Making our National Parks more diverse

Maxwell A. Ayamba from the Sheffield Environmental Movement (SEM) writes about some of the challenges of people from black and minority ethnic communities using National Parks

Over 390 miles in a month: Pam and Claire run a marathon in every National Park

Pam and Claire have taken on the huge challenge of running a marathon in every National Park in England, Wales and Scotland in September! Here is a snippet of their experiences

Meet our new President, Caroline Quentin

To get to know our new President a little better we asked her a few questions...

Heritage at Risk

The fantastic Heritage at Risk project has been shortlisted for our Park Protector Award. Chris Jones shares how the project encourages individuals and communities to care for historical monuments in Northumberland National Park.

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