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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.

Making our National Parks more diverse

Maxwell A. Ayamba from the Sheffield Environmental Movement (SEM) writes about some of the challenges of people from black and minority ethnic communities using National Parks

Over 390 miles in a month: Pam and Claire run a marathon in every National Park

Pam and Claire have taken on the huge challenge of running a marathon in every National Park in England, Wales and Scotland in September! Here is a snippet of their experiences

Meet our new President, Caroline Quentin

To get to know our new President a little better we asked her a few questions...

Heritage at Risk

The fantastic Heritage at Risk project has been shortlisted for our Park Protector Award. Chris Jones shares how the project encourages individuals and communities to care for historical monuments in Northumberland National Park.

Saving a special spider

Another project shortlisted for our Park Protector Award is the Fen Raft Project. Andrea Kelly, a senior ecologist from the Broads Authority blogs about how they are saving this beautiful species.

Making Exmoor’s paths the best they can be

Ceri Rapsey, rights of way support officer from the Exmoor National Park Authority writes about the Path Watchers project which has been shortlisted for our Park Protector Award.

The John Muir Award in the UK’s National Parks

Rob Bushby, John Muir award manager from the John Muir Trust talks about how you can encourage people to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places

Carrying on the Big Conversation

We ran a survey in March that nearly 10,000 people filled in to tell us what they think about National Parks. Our chief executive Fiona Howie carries on the conversation. 

We don’t need a Moses but a movement

Kate Ashbrook, our trustee and the general secretary of the Open Spaces Society writes about our Radio 4 Appeal presented by Bill Bryson

So, what can you do for National Parks week?!

Fiona Muir, our fundraising manager talks about all the exciting things you can get up to during National Parks week

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