Celebrate the 70th anniversary of National Parks with us in the Peak District

13 February 2019

Join in a historic event in the Peak District as we celebrate the incredible achievements of the 1949 Act in establishing the National Parks we know and love!

2019 marks 70 years since the 1949 Act of Parliament was passed which established the family of National Parks in England and Wales that we know and love. This was the result of decades of dedicated struggle including mass protests and political lobbying. It means that today the most beautiful countryside in England and Wales has the strongest levels of protection.

On the 22nd of March, Campaign for National Parks, the Youth Hostel Association and others will be marking this incredible achievement with a special 70th anniversary walk at Castleton in the Peak District. And you’re invited to come along!

the campaign to establish the National Parks

Campaigners lead parliamentarians on a walk to convince them of the case for National Parks in 1948.

The day will start at Castleton with a walk around midday near Mam Tor and Hollins Cross. On the walk there will be an opportunity to update historic photos of campaigners from the 1930s and 1940s. This is your chance to show everyone your love for the National Parks at this special opportunity in the beautiful countryside of the Peak District – the first National Park to be designated.

“From the mountains of the Lake District to the jagged coast of Pembrokeshire, the National Parks have given us so much and the benefits they deliver are even more important today.

“Together lets honour the effort and achievements of those campaigners before us. They had a vision of beautiful places for everyone to access and enjoy and it is in that spirit that all are welcome to join in our special event” said Andrew Hall of Campaign for National Parks.

Those interested in attending should contact info@cnp.org.uk to register your interest and to receive further information including times and walks.