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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.

Saving a special spider

Another project shortlisted for our Park Protector Award is the Fen Raft Project. Andrea Kelly, a senior ecologist from the Broads Authority blogs about how they are saving this beautiful species.

Making Exmoor’s paths the best they can be

Ceri Rapsey, rights of way support officer from the Exmoor National Park Authority writes about the Path Watchers project which has been shortlisted for our Park Protector Award.

The John Muir Award in the UK’s National Parks

Rob Bushby, John Muir award manager from the John Muir Trust talks about how you can encourage people to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places

Carrying on the Big Conversation

We ran a survey in March that nearly 10,000 people filled in to tell us what they think about National Parks. Our chief executive Fiona Howie carries on the conversation. 

We don’t need a Moses but a movement

Kate Ashbrook, our trustee and the general secretary of the Open Spaces Society writes about our Radio 4 Appeal presented by Bill Bryson

So, what can you do for National Parks week?!

Fiona Muir, our fundraising manager talks about all the exciting things you can get up to during National Parks week

Making the Small Things Count

Alison Smith, project manager of ‘Make the Small Things Count’ which won our 2014 Park Protector Award explores the wonders of life close-up

Guardians of the night sky

With the launch of the CPRE’s new interactive dark skies maps, Emma Marrington, one of their senior rural policy campaigners explains the importance of night skies free from light pollution.

The Campaign for new National Park legislation in the 1990s

Campaign for National Parks Vice President, Lord Norrie, reflects on the campaign to secure new National Park legislation in the 1990s

Six pairs of capable hands can achieve a lot in an environment where access can be very difficult

Last year Fell Futures won our Park Protector Award. Matt Eaves, volunteer and apprentice coordinator from the Lake District National Park Authority shares his personal experience about the impact of winning the award.

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