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.

Exceptional women, exceptional landscapes - celebrating International Women's Day 2022

To mark International Women’s Day 2022, we - like our friends at New Forest National Park Authority - are celebrating the work of exceptional women in exceptional landscapes - including our own Chief Executive Dr Rose O'Neill.

Last chance to stop the Arundel Bypass

Despite the climate and nature emergency, National Highways is continuing to pursue plans for major roadbuilding right on the edge of the South Downs National Park.  

Celebrating 70 Years of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

In 1952, a tumultuous Leap Year that heralded a change of monarch and the abolition of wartime ID cards, the Pembrokeshire Coast became the fifth National Park to be established in the UK on 29 February, following the Peak District, the Lake District, Snowdonia and Dartmoor.

From local parks to National Parks: why we’re calling for a legal right to nature

Our Chief Executive Dr Rose O’Neill explains why we are joining with 60 nature, health, planning and equality organisations to demand ‘a legal right to nature’ in upcoming Levelling Up legislation.

Former National Park Authority boss reveals 14 ways to empower National Parks 

As the Government releases its response to the Landscapes Review, former North York Moors Chief Executive and environmental campaigner Andy Wilson outlines 14 key changes he’d like to see...

Come join our team: work that works

The pandemic has changed the way we live and work and, as a charity and an employer, Campaign for National Parks is adapting to this to help nurture and grow a strong team. Campaigns and Communications Manager Laura Williams who came on board in 2020 explains...

The Government response to the Landscapes Review: Was it worth the wait?

The long-awaited Government response to Julian Glover’s Landscapes Review has finally been published, with a consultation now underway on those measures which require legislative change.  

Goodbye 2021 - a message from Campaign for National Parks Chief Executive Rose O'Neill

This last year, like the one before, has been a strange one. There have been challenges and frustrations as the pandemic rolls on but there have also been many new adventures in National Parks - a message from our new Chief Executive.

National Parks: Four big transport issues and how to fix them

National Parks attract millions of visitors each year but are blighted by excessive traffic. Alistair Kirkbride from Foundation for Integrated Transport explores four key transport issues and what could be done to fix them...

National Parks - everyone has their own story to tell

As the deadline for our National Parks: New Perspectives bursaries draws closer (Monday 15 November 2021), Chris Quevatre, Lead film maker at Ocean City Media which is partnering with us for the scheme explains how he fell for National Parks...

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