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.

Beautiful Brecon Beacons by Adam Tatton-Reid

10 facts you won't believe about National Parks

Campaign for National Parks brings you 10 facts about National Parks you won't believe*

*unless you're already a National Park know-it-all

Tony Hockley by Sally Fear

A common cause: protecting the New Forest

Tony Hockley, chair of the New Forest Commoners Defence Association tells us how he believes commoning has been central to the New Forest's extraordinary mosaic landscape.

OutdoorLads is working to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of gay, bisexual and trans men through outdoor pursuits in the UK

Pride outside: changing perceptions of adventure

OutdoorLads are a gay, bisexual and trans men’s outdoor recreation group, encouraging its’ members to experience the benefits of the great outdoors in the UK’s National Parks and beyond.

Fforest Fawr Geopark, Brecon Beacons

A (Geo)Park within a Park

Carved by ice and shaped by man. Fforest Fawr is the first Geopark in Wales and the one of 140 in the world! Alan Bowring and Clarissa Price share with us these incredible and evocative landscapes in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

celebrate 50 years of the Cleveland Way

50 years of the Cleveland Way

Malcolm Hodgson, National Trails Officer at the North York Moors National Park Authority invites us to celebrate 50 years of the famous Cleveland Way.

Rails, Trails and Sails in the Broads

Rails, trails and sails in the Broads

Paul Dickson takes us on a guided tour of Norwich and the Broads National Park as part of the brand new English National Parks Experience Collection. 

What's holding your family back from adventure in the great outdoors?

Ordance Survey’s Get Outside Champion, Belinda Dixon shares her research into the obstacles facing many family’s between them and adventure in the great outdoors.

Departing CEO Fiona Howie with Caroline Quentin

To pastures new

As Fiona Howie, our chief executive for the last four years prepares to depart Campaign for National Parks, she reflects on her time in post.

Make 2019 the year you visit the Lake District

Where better to take stock and re-set things than in the open spaces of one of the UK’s beautiful National Parks?  Take an uplifting journey into a cottage break in the Lake District National Park with a sponsored blog from Lakelovers.

Young rangers in Northumberland National Park

Could you be a young ranger in Northumberland?

Northumberland National Park ranger Jane Riddell tells us about exciting opportunities for young people to work on managing habitats and even the Hadrian’s Path!

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