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Campaign for National Parks welcomes two new trustees

Campaign for National Parks has welcomed two new trustees to its board - Sue Beaumont and Kate Ashbrook. It follows the departure of two long-standing trustees Nick Holliday and Anna Bedford.

Campaign for National Parks launches 'All I want for Christmas...' fundraising appeal

Our 'All I want for Christmas...' campaign looks at what National Parks in England and Wales need to deliver for People, Nature and Climate. We need your help to carry on our important campaigning work.

National Parks for the Future focus of Campaign for National Parks Council Meeting & AGM 2021

Campaign for National Parks welcomed members, supporters, Friends and politicians to its annual Council Meeting and AGM online on 25 November 2021, which this year explored 'National Parks for the Future: Visions for the Next 70 Years'.

Campaign for National Parks calls for greater action to protect peatlands

Campaign for National Parks is calling for urgent action to protect and restore peatlands in National Parks in England and Wales - including a ban on burning as a land management technique.

Read Viewpoint Magazine 78 (Spring/Summer 2021)

Friends of Campaign for National Parks receive a bi-annual printed Viewpoint Magazine packed with news, views and features about National Parks in England and Wales. With the latest edition about to land on doormats, we're sharing the previous one with you.

National Parks - everyone has their own story to tell

As the deadline for our National Parks: New Perspectives bursaries draws closer (Monday 15 November 2021), Chris Quevatre, Lead film maker at Ocean City Media which is partnering with us for the scheme explains how he fell for National Parks...

New permanent car park in Lake District National Park could set dangerous precedent

As Lake District National Park Authority decides whether to grant permission for a permanent car park in open countryside, Friends of the Lake District explain why they - like Campaign for National Parks - are opposed to the idea...

New Campaign for National Parks animation unveiled

A brand new animation has been unveiled by Campaign for National Parks to show the different ways people engage with National Parks. The new perspective animation with new music and map was created in collaboration with young city-dwellers passionate about National Parks.

Animator Sophie Marsh shares her new perspective on National Parks

Campaign for National Parks has unveiled a new animation created by young Bristol artist Sophie Marsh, showing the different ways people enjoy National Parks. We caught up with the 30-year-old to find out more...

Campaign for National Parks responds to Government's Net Zero Strategy

The release of the Government's Net Zero strategy coincided with a commitment from the UK's National Park Authorities to ensure net zero National Parks by 2045 (with net zero National Park Authorities by 2030).

Q&A with Best Phone Photo 2021 winner Simon Walkden

Simon Walkden's amazing phone photo of Hope Valley in Peak District National Park saw voted the winner of the Best Phone Photo category in the Campaign for National Parks Photography Competition 2021. We chatted to Simon to find out more...

National Parks New Perspectives scheme expanded - 10 x £1,000 bursaries up for grabs

Campaign for National Parks ‘National Parks: New Perspectives’ scheme to support the next generation of National Parks communicators expands with 10 x £1,000 bursaries now up for grabs.