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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. 

Sir Chris Bonnington: “Getting into wild country is incredibly important therapy”

Sir Chris Bonington is Britain’s most famous mountaineer. The outdoors has been vital to him during a time of grief and tragedy. 

National Parks are well placed to reverse declines in nature

Fight back for nature must start in National Parks

The charity for National Parks has today urged Government to begin the fightback for nature with an ambitious agenda for England and Wales’ 13 National Parks.

 

Julia Bradbury of The Outdoor Guide

Julia Bradbury: the outdoors became my therapist

TV presenter Julia Bradbury became synonymous with the UK mountains after fronting the iconic Wainwright Walks series. Here she tells us why she is supporting Mountains for the Mind and how the hills became a healing place at a difficult time in her life.   

Green exercise for the mind.

Too many of us suffer from poor mental health. Spending time outside in our National Parks can be an important way of regaining some peace and wellbeing in a busy modern world. Andrew Higson of Black Dog Outdoors has more…

Celebrities speak out to get more school kids in our National Parks

Gordon Buchanan joins Bill Bryson, Emma Bridgewater and others in National Parks fight

The names, including Bill Bryson, Carol Vorderman and Caroline Quentin are demanding action from Government to more than double the number of school children visiting the National Parks each year.

spectacular sundew by Jonathan Bliss

All we are saying is give peat a chance…

Formed over thousands of years, it has taken just six decades to devastate Yorkshire's peatlands. Lyndon Marquis of the Yorkshire Peat Partnership writes about their vital work to give peat a chance. 

Caroline Lucas: Government will resist the radical change we need

Caroline Lucas: Government will resist the radical change we need

Green MP says Government inaction is holding back the National Parks. To see the radical change we need we must honour the spirit of the original campaign to set up the National Parks over 70 years ago. 

Bill Bryson, Carol Vorderman, Caroline Quentin and others demand: double the number of school children visiting National Parks!

Over 60,000 school children visit the National Parks each year and the Government has long promised increases to this number. Celebrities, led by a coalition of five charities, have now demanded urgent action to more than double the number of school children who get to visit the National Parks each year.

Park Protector and Year of Green Action awards seek out projects making a difference

Campaign for National Parks has joined forces with the Government’s Year of Green Action to seek out the very best projects making a difference in the National Parks.

Lord Gardiner of Kimble

National Parks Minister: people power is making a difference to the National Parks

Lord Gardiner of Kimble, the government minister with responsibility for National Parks, urges applications to the 2019 Park Protector Award and Year of Green Action Awards.

Opening up Emsworthy Mire

Andrew Taylor of the Devon Wildlife Trust talks about the Dartmoor project and winner of the 2018 Park Protector Award.

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