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.

Hadrian's Wall by Dr Andrew Birley

Stepping into Roman footprints

Dr Andrew Birley explores the fascinating legacy of Roman Britain at Northumberland’s famous Hadrian’s Wall.

Exmoor ponies by Sue Baker

Exmoor ponies – the heart and soul of Exmoor

At the end of WWII, just fifty Exmoor ponies were left in existence. Exmoor without its ponies – unthinkable; but why? Author Sue Baker takes a look

Vote for Campaign for National Parks when you shop online

Shopping online at Waitrose? Vote for Campaign for National Parks as you check out

Fundraising and partnerships officer, Tom Utting, explains why you should vote for Campaign for National Parks when you shop online at Waitrose.

Alex Sobel MP, official parliamentary portrait

Do your bit for the Dales by bus says Alex Sobel MP

In our quest for tranquillity and access to a fresh and beautiful landscape the overuse of cars is undermining everything that makes it special. Leeds MP Alex Sobel calls for more of us to enjoy the National Parks by bus.

 British Canoeing Places to Paddle Officer, Ben Seal explains why our National Parks have a role to play in supporting a bright future for fair, shared access to water.

Paddling in the Parks

British Canoeing Places to Paddle Officer, Ben Seal explains why our National Parks have a role to play in supporting a bright future for fair, shared access to water. #GoCanoeingWeek

Ancient trees of the New Forest National Park

Explore the ancient trees of the New Forest

Discover more about the ancient trees of the New Forest National Park in a new exhibit from photographer by David Russell. 

Peak District National Park

‘Review for the 21st Century’ must take on urgent challenges

What does Campaign for National Parks want to see from a 21st Century ‘Hobhouse’ review of the National Parks? Andrew Hall explains.

The Peak District Mosaic group on Houndkirk Moor

It’s time for BME people to get Peak Wise

Carol Whiteley, a Mosaic champion and participant in the Peak Wise People Programme shares with us her experience of connecting with Nature in the Peak District.

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. 

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