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.

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.

Cairngorns by Anna Fleming

More National Parks for Scotland?

John Mayhew, project manager of the Scottish National Parks Strategy Project, provides an update on the fight to designate more beautiful Scottish spaces as National Parks.

 

Northumberland National Park

Right thoughts, right words, right action? - Landscape in the 25 Year Environment Plan

CPRE's David Walsh looks at what the 25 Year Environment Plan means for designated landscapes and what needs to happen next.

Carl Lis of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Second homes threaten the vibrancy of the Yorkshire Dales

The growth in second home ownership has hollowed out communities says Carl Lis, Chairman of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

Red shank in the Yorkshire Dales

Making sense of the 25 Year Environment Plan

Campaign for National Parks’ Andrew Hall takes a look at the good, the not-so good and the unknowns contained within the Westminster Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan.

The DalesBus

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.

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