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.

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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.

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

It’s time to make sure everyone can visit our National Parks

Ruth Bradshaw, the author of our new report National Parks for all: Making car free travel easier, explains our call for improved sustainable travel options. #NationalParksforall

The wheels on the bus of social justice

As part of our #NationalParksforall series the Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon, explains why access is an issue of social justice.

Next stop...National Parks

The first in our #NationalParksforall series, Campaign for National Parks says: let's make sure National Parks are really for everyone, a piecemeal public transport network is not good enough. 

Tim Farron - We need to take action on housing to protect our communities

The MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale and Liberal Democrat spokesperson for the environment, food and rural affairs, on why second homes threaten the right to live in a viable community.

No Threat of 'Zippermere'...for now

Fiona Howie, chief executive of Campaign for National Parks, shares a note of caution over shelved zip wire plans in the Lake District.

More National Parks for Scotland?

John Mayhew, project manager of the Scottish National Parks Strategy Project, provides an update on the fight to designate more beautiful Scottish spaces as National Parks.


Right thoughts, right words, right action? - Landscape in the 25 Year Environment Plan

CPRE's David Walsh looks at what the 25 Year Environment Plan means for designated landscapes and what needs to happen next.

Second homes threaten the vibrancy of the Yorkshire Dales

The growth in second home ownership has hollowed out communities says Carl Lis, Chairman of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

Making sense of the 25 Year Environment Plan

Campaign for National Parks’ Andrew Hall takes a look at the good, the not-so good and the unknowns contained within the Westminster Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan.