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.

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.

Farming in the South Downs

Cluster farming in the South Downs

Bruce Fowkes, farming officer from the South Downs National Park Authority looks at exciting farming groups taking place in the National Park.

Janette Ward & Caroline Quentin

Campaign for National Parks’ punches above its’ weight. Can you take forward the small charity with a big job to do?

Campaign for National Parks is looking for a new chief executive at an exciting time for National Parks. Our chair, Janette Ward, tells us more about the role.

Debbie North

National Parks are our crown jewels we must continue to offer benefits to everyone who wishes to visit them

Terrain hopper is dedicated to making sure everyone has access to the very best of British countryside. As a member of Campaign for National Park's corporate network, Andrew North tells us why the company is dedicated to our vision of more accessible National Parks.

Zac Goldsmith MP https://beta.parliament.uk/media/PxWXATZF

"a huge mistake for our countryside" - Zac Goldsmith MP

Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith on why he’s calling on government to look again at proposals to fast-track fracking through the planning process.

Beavers might return to the North York Moors

Do the return of beavers to the North York Moors signify a change in National Park conservation?

Campaign for National Parks’ Andrew Hall looks at the return of the beavers to Yorkshire and whether is signifies a wider change in nature conservation. 

 

Having an adventure in the New Forest

Disability and adventure!

Valerie Rawlings and Bob McLellan from Disabled Ramblers takes us through their passion for overcoming the obstacles in the way of a National Park adventure!

Dame Fiona Reynolds by David Levinson

"beauty is vital for us all but we can’t take it for granted – we need to fight for it" an interview with Dame Fiona Reynolds

Now it is an exciting time for National Parks. Dame Fiona Reynolds, who's sitting on the advisory board of the Glover review, talks to us about her vision for National Parks #21stCenturyNationalParks 

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