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.

Campaign underway to stop theme park plans in Lake District National Park

A campaign is underway to stop developers building a big adventure park in Lake District National Park, once again shining a spotlight on the need to protect National Parks from potentially damaging developments. Friends of the Lake District Planning Officer Lorayne Wall explains...

Volunteer of the Year nominee: Bob Slater - North York Moors National Park

As the vote for our Park Protector Awards 2022 Volunteer of the Year gets underway, we spoke to one of the shortlisted nominees Bob Slater from North York Moors National Park - about his work and why National Parks matter to him.

Volunteer of the Year nominee: Tony Evans - Northumberland National Park

As the vote for our Park Protector Awards 2022 Volunteer of the Year gets underway, we spoke to one of the shortlisted nominees Tony Evans from Northumberland National Park - about his work and why National Parks matter to him.

Volunteer of the Year nominee: Jack Walmsley - Snowdonia Society

As the vote for our Park Protector Awards 2022 Volunteer of the Year gets underway, we spoke to one of the shortlisted nominees Jack Walmsley, volunteer with Snowdonia Society - about his work and why National Parks matter to him.

Volunteer of the Year nominee: Rachel Thomas - Chair of The Exmoor Society

As the vote for our Park Protector Awards 2022 Volunteer of the Year gets underway, we spoke to one of the shortlisted nominees Rachel Thomas - Chair of The Exmoor Society - about her work and why National Parks matter to her.

Volunteer of the Year nominee: Chris Maloney - Keeper of the Peak

As the vote for our Park Protector Awards 2022 Volunteer of the Year gets underway, we spoke to one of the shortlisted nominees Chris Maloney - who helps protect Peak District National Park as 'Keeper of the Peak' about his work and why National Parks matter to him.

We need legislative change now if National Parks are to deliver more in future 

We've been calling for the Government to commit to a new Landscapes Bill to deliver on the ambition of the Landscapes Review, but this was sadly lacking from the 2022 Queen's Speech. Our Policy and Research Manager Ruth Bradshaw explains why legislative change is so crucial.

A defining day - Trustee Kate Ashbrook on her love of Dartmoor National Park

Our Trustee and long-time supporter of National Parks, Kate Ashbrook, shares the story of when she first fell for Dartmoor National Park as part of our Save our National Parks: Share your story campaign.

Ninety years since the mass trespass of Kinder Scout

Ninety years ago, a group of countryside campaigners took to Kinder Scout - the highest point in the Peak District - to push for greater access to the outdoors. Their actions contributed to the creation of National Parks.

Hiking through History: Hadrian’s Wall Path in Northumberland National Park

As we invite you to share your story of National Parks as part of our Big Give appeal, one of our National Parks: New Perspectives bursary holders Charlotte Ditchburn shares her love of Northumberland National Park.

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