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SWEPT wins the Park Protector Award

Outstanding achievement of National Park projects celebrated at a time of crisis in our countryside

Pembrokeshire Coast and Yorkshire Dales projects win big at Park Protector & Year of Green Action Awards

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.

People making our glorious countryside a better place celebrated in national awards

The shortlist for the Park Protector and Year of Green Action Awards are announced

Study shows consensus between farmers and conservationists

A new study from Wildlife and Countryside Link shows English farmers recognise the need to prioritise environmental in policy

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.

Carneddau ponies

Carneddau ponies- wildlife warriors from Snowdonia National Park

Hilary Kehoe of PONT Cymru tells us about the work of Snowdonia's carneddau ponies conserving the landscapes of the National Park. 

By LJ Watson

Celebrate 70th anniversary of National Parks with Big Picnic in Exmoor

A special ‘Big Picnic’ for all those who love National Parks is being held in Exmoor National Park on Wednesday 17th July to celebrate 70 years since the 1949 Act of Parliament that gave rise to the UK’s 15 National Parks.

Road expansion doesn't work in Wales and it doesn't work in Sussex either

Henri Brocklebank, Director of Conservation at the Sussex Wildlife Trust tells us why road building is not the answer in the South Downs National Park

Dartmoor's iconic hill pony

Friends of the Dartmoor Hill Pony: DEFRA threatens Dartmoor’s Ponies

Friends of the Dartmoor Pony say's that DEFRA's plans for agriculture threatens the very future of the iconic Dartmoor Hill Pony.

The shackles need to come off National Parks to combat climate change

Andrew McCloy, chair of the Peak District National Park Authority writes here in a personal capacity for Green Alliance.

Snowdonia National Park Authority

National Parks need to count in a distressed and anxious society

Campaign for National Parks’ Andrew Hall reflects on #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and the role National Parks have to play in progress around mental health.

Andrea Powell for Mountains for the Mind

Mountains for the mind - the healing powers of the great outdoors

We hear more personal stories from Mountains for the Mind on how being in the great outdoors has helped people face times of stress, anxiety or depression. 

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