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Study shows consensus between farmers and conservationists

A new study from Wildlife and Countryside Link shows English farmers recognise the need to prioritise environmental in policy

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. 

By LJ Watson

Celebrate 70th anniversary of National Parks with Big Picnic in Exmoor

A special ‘Big Picnic’ for all those who love National Parks is being held in Exmoor National Park on Wednesday 17th July to celebrate 70 years since the 1949 Act of Parliament that gave rise to the UK’s 15 National Parks.

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.

Snowdonia National Park Authority

National Parks need to count in a distressed and anxious society

Campaign for National Parks’ Andrew Hall reflects on #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and the role National Parks have to play in progress around mental health.

Andrea Powell for Mountains for the Mind

Mountains for the mind - the healing powers of the great outdoors

We hear more personal stories from Mountains for the Mind on how being in the great outdoors has helped people face times of stress, anxiety or depression. 

Sir Chris Bonnington: “Getting into wild country is incredibly important therapy”

Sir Chris Bonington is Britain’s most famous mountaineer. The outdoors has been vital to him during a time of grief and tragedy. 

National Parks are well placed to reverse declines in nature

Fight back for nature must start in National Parks

The charity for National Parks has today urged Government to begin the fightback for nature with an ambitious agenda for England and Wales’ 13 National Parks.

 

Julia Bradbury of The Outdoor Guide

Julia Bradbury: the outdoors became my therapist

TV presenter Julia Bradbury became synonymous with the UK mountains after fronting the iconic Wainwright Walks series. Here she tells us why she is supporting Mountains for the Mind and how the hills became a healing place at a difficult time in her life.   

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