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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.

Samantha Jenkins of Mother & Nature

Five things every pregnant hiker needs

Are you expecting and love the outdoors? Mother and Nature has all you need to know about exploring the great outdoors in style

Sheep farming in Northumberland National Park

Fates intertwined: farming and the National Parks

Ahead of the second reading of the Agriculture Bill in the House of Commons, Campaign for National Parks sets out why this legislation is so important to the Parks and looks at what we believe are the priorities for this important piece of legislation.

Carrie Froggett tells us about the unique experience of teaching Yoga in the North York Moors National Park.

From Asia to North Yorkshire

Carrie Froggett tells us about the unique experience of teaching Yoga in the North York Moors National Park.

Red squirrel by Terry Abraham

Celebrate world animal day in our National Parks

Check out just five of the species you can see across the National Parks this #WorldAnimalDay

Campaign for Better Transport

The insanity of the Arundel bypass

Campaign for Better Transport's Chris Todd takes us through the insanity of controversial plans for the South Downs

 

Evergreen Insurance - helping the environment and helping you

We hear from Dave Gardiner, founder of Evergreen Insurance, about his love for the great outdoors and why Evergreen has joined our corporate network.

Beech woodland in Northumberland

Getting trees back into National Parks

Frances Winder, conservation policy lead from Woodland Trust, tells us why National Parks must adopt a can-do attitude towards tree planting to become the woodland, tree and wildlife havens that we need. #summerofbeauty

Coral necklace by Naomi Ewald

Freshwater habitats of the New Forest

Wetlands are probably not the first thing to come to mind when you think of the New Forest – but this National Park can rival famous freshwater landscapes around the world. Becca Williamson from the Freshwater Habitats Trust explains more for #summerofbeauty

Adders - the UK's only venomous snake

European adder – a valuable contribution to Britain’s National Parks

In their second article for our #summerofbeauty, Froglife provide a guide to the UK's only venomous snake!

Should a GCSE in natural history be taught in schools?

Nature at the Heart of Education

Campaigner Mary Colwell explains her mission to inspire the next generation of naturalists. #summerofbeauty

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