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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.

What's holding your family back from adventure in the great outdoors?

Ordance Survey’s Get Outside Champion, Belinda Dixon shares her research into the obstacles facing many family’s between them and adventure in the great outdoors.

Departing CEO Fiona Howie with Caroline Quentin

To pastures new

As Fiona Howie, our chief executive for the last four years prepares to depart Campaign for National Parks, she reflects on her time in post.

Make 2019 the year you visit the Lake District

Where better to take stock and re-set things than in the open spaces of one of the UK’s beautiful National Parks?  Take an uplifting journey into a cottage break in the Lake District National Park with a sponsored blog from Lakelovers.

Young rangers in Northumberland National Park

Could you be a young ranger in Northumberland?

Northumberland National Park ranger Jane Riddell tells us about exciting opportunities for young people to work on managing habitats and even the Hadrian’s Path!

The milky way over the Yorkshire Dales

Shooting stars - nightscape photography in National Parks

Photographer Pete Collins shares his tips for capturing the incredible dark skies of the National Parks! Get inspired and take part in our 70th anniversary photo competition today!

Red squirrel by Alan Jones

Win or bust - Returning the red squirrel to Snowdonia

One woman's passion for the wilds of North Wales has ignited a resurgence of the charismatic red squirrel. Ecologist Dr Craig Shuttleworth tells us more about the return of red squirrels and their friends the pine martens to Snowdonia National Park.

Staithes in the North York Moors. Steve Iceton

National Parks cannot stay still. Let’s give them a brighter future.

This week saw Campaign for National Parks submit evidence to the Glover review of England’s designated landscapes. Our campaigns and communication officer, Andrew Hall, takes a look at the evidence we submitted #21stCenturyNationalParks

 

 

Dr Alison Smith carrying out the Rapid Woodland Assessment in Horner Wood on Exmoor.

Assessing the Rainforests in three National Parks

Rachel Jone's of Plantlife, looks at their project to build resilience in temperate rainforests, also known as Atlantic woodlands; a globally rare and extremely important habitat.

Thurne Windpump by Christopher Hill

Mill Skills in the Broads

Mills are emblematic of the Broads, as much as part of its character as its waterways. The Broads Authority’s Water, Mills and Marshes is out to save these majestic heritage sites as many of these iconic structures fall into disrepair. Demelza Craven from the Broad's Authority has more...

Experience winter – National Park style

Winter is the season of hibernating. Nature takes stock, withdrawing her riches over the cold months to settle into a very quiet slumber. Snow can then fall and lie harmlessly on top. Yet, whilst nature sleeps visitors to National Parks in winter know of the wonder that she is missing.

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