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.

Having an adventure in the New Forest

Disability and adventure!

Valerie Rawlings and Bob McLellan from Disabled Ramblers takes us through their passion for overcoming the obstacles in the way of a National Park adventure!

Dame Fiona Reynolds by David Levinson

"beauty is vital for us all but we can’t take it for granted – we need to fight for it" an interview with Dame Fiona Reynolds

Now it is an exciting time for National Parks. Dame Fiona Reynolds, who's sitting on the advisory board of the Glover review, talks to us about her vision for National Parks #21stCenturyNationalParks 

River Dart in Dartmoor.

Autumn magic in National Parks

Autumn is an amazing time to explore the incredible sights and experiences of the National Parks. Our friends at Original Cottages tells you why you should get outside and have an autumnal adventure of your own!

 

 

Help up oppose fracking in our National Parks

Let's not fast-track fracking!

Your National Parks are threatened by fracking despite current protections. Campaign for National Parks is urging the Government to reject the introduction of permitted development rights for shale gas exploration and prevent a fast-track for fracking in the planning system.  

New Forest VIP project

Protected landscapes get VIP treatment

Michelle Clark, project manager at National Grid, provides an update on the landmark Visual Impact Provision initiative for English and Welsh National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).

Milky Way over Harbottle Castle - Ian Glendinning

See star potential with big dipper campaign

Northumberland National Park has been hailed as “one of the best places in England” to enjoy the beauty of the night sky. Duncan Wise, visitor development and marketing manager at Northumberland National Park Authority explains why England’s northernmost county is now fighting to protect its starry skies from light pollution.

Julian Glover, leading the review of National Parks and AONBs

"We can’t pretend the conflicts don’t exist" Julian Glover speaks out on the review of designated landscapes

Leader of the Government's review of Englands AONBs and National Parks addresses the Park Protector reception about his one-in-a-lifetime review. #21stCenturyNationalParks 

Learn more about the fascinating art history of this welsh valley

Pont Aberglaslyn: a picturesque landscape

Artist and lecturer Peter Bishop follows his fascinating history of the art inspired by Cader Idris with a look at Pont Aberglaslyn in Snowdonia National Park

Samantha Jenkins of Mother & Nature

Five things every pregnant hiker needs

Are you expecting and love the outdoors? Mother and Nature has all you need to know about exploring the great outdoors in style

Sheep farming in Northumberland National Park

Fates intertwined: farming and the National Parks

Ahead of the second reading of the Agriculture Bill in the House of Commons, Campaign for National Parks sets out why this legislation is so important to the Parks and looks at what we believe are the priorities for this important piece of legislation.

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