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.

The Peak District Mosaic group on Houndkirk Moor

It’s time for BME people to get Peak Wise

Carol Whiteley, a Mosaic champion and participant in the Peak Wise People Programme shares with us her experience of connecting with Nature in the Peak District.

Nature writer Sophie May Lewis

A downland writer

Writer and naturalist Sophie May Lewis tells us about how the South Downs have inspired her writing

Cader Idris, painted by Richard Wilson

Cader Idris: Wilson's view

Peter Bishop uncovers the fascinating world of artwork inspired by Cader Idris in Snowdonia National Park. 

#Acornistowood

Mind the gap – getting children closer to nature

Sam Hicks tells us about the #AcornistoWood campaign to bring the next generation closer to the natural world.

Nature friendly farming in the Lake District

A future for farming in National Parks

David Corrie-Close, a Lake District farmer and member of the Nature Friendly Farming Network, on why farming practices must change.

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

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