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.

Evergreen adventures to be had in our National Parks

Corporate supporter, Original Cottages, share their love for getting out into the National Parks and why you should get outside and get exploring.

Landscapes Review: The view from the National Parks

Carl Lis, chair of National Parks England, speaks to Campaign for National Parks 2019 conference,  eflecting on the importance of the review of designated landscapes.

Sunset along Stanage Edge by Kieran Metcalfe

Inspired by Nature – a photographer’s reflection

Photographer Kieran Metcalfe, winner of the 2019 National Parks photography competition, reflects on this year’s competition #InspiredbyNaturecomp

70th anniversary of National Parks is here! Protect them for a brighter future

The National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 achieved Royal Assent exactly 70 years ago today [16 December]. Campaign for National Parks, which led the original campaign, is calling for a renewal of the Parks for the 21st Century.

10 things to surprise you about Dartmoor and Exmoor

As monday marks the 70th anniversary of the 1949 Act that gave us National Parks, Aisla Stevens of Exmoor National Park Authority shares some unexpected facts about Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks.

Outgoing president Caroline Quentin with Corinne Pluchino

A fond farewell to Campaign for National Parks

As Caroline Quentin comes to the end of her term as president she reflects on her time at Campaign for National Parks.

Gold for Dartmoor in the National Farming Awards

Mat Cole, reflects on the success of Dartmoor Farmers linking sustainable production with the iconic Dartmoor landscape.

Review: “Fight for It Now - John Dower and the Struggle for National Parks in Britain” by David Wilkinson

Adrian Philips reviews David Wilkinson's new book on the incredible story of John Dower, a man who, more than any other, created our National Parks as we now know them.

Cam House in the North York Moors

Planting for the future

Alasdair Fagan, woodland creation officer at the North York Moors National Park Authority takes a look at tree planting projects in the National Park.

Moor fact, less fiction

Shooting can be part of the solution argues Adrian Blackmore, Director of Shooting at the Countryside Alliance, in response to the RSPB.

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