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.

South Downs by Richard Reed

The long road to the 1949 Act

Campaign for National Parks trustee, Anne Robinson shares the story of the campaigns and politics that brought the National Parks into existence.

Corinne Pluchino

Get to know our new CEO

Corinne is the new chief executive of Campaign for National Parks. With her experience in the charitable and private sector, and her passion for the outdoors, Corinne is looking forward to bringing these together to lead the organisation.

Ordnance Survey poster celebrates 70 years of National Parks

Our friends at Ordnance Survey get creative when joining in the 70th anniversary celebrations. Perfect for Discover National Parks fortnight. Reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey.

Explore the meaning of trees in the Peak District

Explore the meaning of trees in the Peak District

Contemplate, be curious and have conversations about ‘The Meaning of Trees’ in a temporary woodland exhibition by artist Sarah Cook.

Mountain hare in the Peak District. Photo credit: moors for the future

The march hare

England and Wales’ National Parks are home to two types of hare and early spring is the best time to see them. Campaign for National Parks’ Andrew Hall has more on this charismatic wildlife…

Peter Bishop explains the history of artwork inspired in Snowdonia

Snowdon from Capel Curig: a classical viewpoint

Peter Bishop continues his popular series looking at the art past and present, inspired by the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. This time one of the finest views in Britain!

Opening up the outdoors for all

Standard format wheelchairs are almost impossible to use on the majority of woodland and country paths. Our friends at Mountain Trike tell us about their passion for opening up the National Parks for wheelchair users.

Doone country by John Starkey

The real Badgworthy: 150 years of Lorna Doone

In Lorna Doone, RD Blackmore set his isolated and lonely Doone village in a hidden valley high on the moor. Here archaeology and romantic fiction meet face to face. Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lorna Doone!

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.

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