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Northumberland National Park by A Hope

Spring 2018 - News from Around the Parks

Read updates from the National Parks this spring

We want to protect the beauty of the National Parks for all to enjoy. Photo credit: New Forest National Park.

Help us maintain planning protections for National Parks

We urgently need your help to maintain the strongest protections for National Parks.

Nature writer Sophie May Lewis

A downland writer

Writer and naturalist Sophie May Lewis tells us about how the South Downs have inspired her writing

Cader Idris, painted by Richard Wilson

Cader Idris: Wilson's view

Peter Bishop uncovers the fascinating world of artwork inspired by Cader Idris in Snowdonia National Park. 

#Acornistowood

Mind the gap – getting children closer to nature

Sam Hicks tells us about the #AcornistoWood campaign to bring the next generation closer to the natural world.

Nature friendly farming in the Lake District

A future for farming in National Parks

David Corrie-Close, a Lake District farmer and member of the Nature Friendly Farming Network, on why farming practices must change.

John Grogan MP

Government plans for National Parks must include access

In the last of our  #NationalParksforall series, John Grogan, MP for Keighley, calls for updated plans and changes to National Park Authorities to improve public access. 

Ride Sheffield volunteers

The cyclists giving back to National Parks

Simon Bowns of Ride Sheffield and the Peak District Mountain Bike Advocacy Group explains the groups’ work to improve access in the National Park #NationalParksforall

DalesBus at Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales

Britain’s most scenic bus journeys

Paul Kirby, founder of ‘Britain’s Most Scenic Bus Routes’, on why he believes buses are the best way to enjoy the scenery of National Parks. #NationalParksforall

Bus at Bus Stop

We need to re-regulate bus services in National Parks

The UK needs to massively up its game when it comes to delivering rural bus services argues Lynn Sloman of Transport for Quality for Life as part of our #NationalParksforall series.

Is it time to start talking about traffic free National Parks again?

There are exciting opportunities for traffic-free National Parks says Alistair Kirkbride, executive director of Carplus as part of our #NationalParksforall series

Cader Idris, Snowdonia National Park

Campaigners welcome Welsh Government statement on designated landscapes

Campaign for National Parks responds to the statement on designated landscapes made by the Minister for the Environment in the Welsh Assembly.

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