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.

John Grogan MP

Government plans for National Parks must include access

In the last of our  #NationalParksforall series, John Grogan, MP for Keighley, calls for updated plans and changes to National Park Authorities to improve public access. 

Ride Sheffield volunteers

The cyclists giving back to National Parks

Simon Bowns of Ride Sheffield and the Peak District Mountain Bike Advocacy Group explains the groups’ work to improve access in the National Park #NationalParksforall

DalesBus at Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales

Britain’s most scenic bus journeys

Paul Kirby, founder of ‘Britain’s Most Scenic Bus Routes’, on why he believes buses are the best way to enjoy the scenery of National Parks. #NationalParksforall

Bus at Bus Stop

We need to re-regulate bus services in National Parks

The UK needs to massively up its game when it comes to delivering rural bus services argues Lynn Sloman of Transport for Quality for Life as part of our #NationalParksforall series.

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

Bus Driving

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 Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon

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.

Driver steering

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 MP

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.

Fiona Howie, chief executive of Campaign for National Parks

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.

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