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.

Securing access to the Yorkshire Dales

Paul Chattwood of the Dales & Bowland Community Interest Company writes on why MPs should support the Dalesbus in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

What would a good 25 Year Environment Plan for National Parks look like?

With the release of the Westminster Government’s long awaited 25 Year Plan tomorrow, Campaign for National Parks’ Andrew Hall sets out his hopes for the Plan.

Photography in the National Parks – How to improve your photos

Award winning photographer, Joshua Gray, explains how to capture those special moments in National Parks.

Explorer Club gets tooled up!

Tammy Andrews, Family and Youth Volunteer Co-ordinator for the North York Moors National Park, explains what the project entails and how the highly commended prize money received in Campaign for National Park’s 2017 Park Protector Award has been spent.

The fight to save cultural heritage in National Parks.

Anthony Jennings, Director of Save Our Parsonages, takes a look at some of the work being done in National Parks to conserve cultural heritage.

We must ensure leaving the EU doesn’t put our National Parks at risk

Nearly 18 months on from the EU referendum there is still huge uncertainty about what Brexit will mean for so many areas of our lives, Campaign for National Parks' Ruth Bradshaw takes a look at the situation.

Arundel and the South Downs National Park deserve better

Planning and Policy Officer for the South Downs Society, Steve Ankers and CNP's Fiona Howie have their say on the proposals for an Arundel bypass in the South Downs National Park. 

Fell Care Days - a force for good

Ruth Kirk, Fell Care Days officer, looks at the amazing and exciting work of the Fell Care Days' volunteers. A project that was shortlisted in the 2017 Park Protector Award.

Tackling alien invaders under Exmoor’s dark skies

We hear from Jackie Kiberd of the River Barle Signal Crayfish project, a shortlisted project in the 2017 Park Protector Award.

Putting natural beauty at the heart of our future environment?

Fiona Howie argues that beauty needs to be at the forefront of the Government’s environmental agenda.