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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.

What is a microadventure? Alastair Humphreys explains all

Alastair Humphreys: Microadventures

A microadventure is an adventure that is short, simple, local, cheap – yet still fun, exciting, challenging, refreshing and rewarding. Alastair Humphreys explains all for our #SummerofAdventure series

Photo credit: Aquapac

Stay dry, stay safe stay adventurous

Corporate partner Aquapac tell us why they love National Park adventures, though they love staying dry even more! #SummerofAdventure

(C) Craig Shaw

Are new non-statutory designations the way forward?

Helen Noble of Pennine Prospects tells us about how a new form of Park in the South Pennines could sit alongside traditional National Park designations.

Lord Blunkett

The spirit of Kinder must live on - Lord Blunkett

Lord David Blunkett, who is President of Sheffield and North Derbyshire Ramblers and former Home Secretary, argues that we must keep alive the flames of the National Parks movement.

Choking in ivy? Let's get serious about aesthetics

Writer Graham Cunningham says ivy is damaging the aesthetics of our countryside and calls for intervention.

Carneddau ponies

Carneddau ponies- wildlife warriors from Snowdonia National Park

Hilary Kehoe of PONT Cymru tells us about the work of Snowdonia's carneddau ponies conserving the landscapes of the National Park. 

Road expansion doesn't work in Wales and it doesn't work in Sussex either

Henri Brocklebank, Director of Conservation at the Sussex Wildlife Trust tells us why road building is not the answer in the South Downs National Park

Dartmoor's iconic hill pony

Friends of the Dartmoor Hill Pony: DEFRA threatens Dartmoor’s Ponies

Friends of the Dartmoor Pony say's that DEFRA's plans for agriculture threatens the very future of the iconic Dartmoor Hill Pony.

The shackles need to come off National Parks to combat climate change

Andrew McCloy, chair of the Peak District National Park Authority writes here in a personal capacity for Green Alliance.

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