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.

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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.

National Parks: My constant inspiration

Earlier this month Janette Ward took over as our chair. She blogs about what inspired her to become chair and her love of National Parks.

Seven years as chair – what are my reflections?

We were very sad to say goodbye to our chair, Anne Robinson, who stood down at our last AGM (she'll be staying on the board though!). Anne reflects on her time as chair of Campaign for National Parks.

Exploring Exmoor with our president, Caroline Quentin

This week our president Caroline Quentin took a trip to Exmoor National Park to find out about work the Authority are doing to connect people with the cultural and environmental landscape. Gemma Rogers, our campaigns and communications officer talks about the day!

Linking Landscape and Community

The Arun and Rother Connections (ARC) project has just won our 2016 Park Protector Award. Rachel Carless, project manager from the RSPB describes the fantastic work being done to protect these rivers.  

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.