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Nature friendly farming in the Lake District

A future for farming in National Parks

David Corrie-Close, a Lake District farmer and member of the Nature Friendly Farming Network, on why farming practices must change.

John Grogan MP

Government plans for National Parks must include access

In the last of our  #NationalParksforall series, John Grogan, MP for Keighley, calls for updated plans and changes to National Park Authorities to improve public access. 

Ride Sheffield volunteers

The cyclists giving back to National Parks

Simon Bowns of Ride Sheffield and the Peak District Mountain Bike Advocacy Group explains the groups’ work to improve access in the National Park #NationalParksforall

DalesBus at Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales

Britain’s most scenic bus journeys

Paul Kirby, founder of ‘Britain’s Most Scenic Bus Routes’, on why he believes buses are the best way to enjoy the scenery of National Parks. #NationalParksforall

Bus at Bus Stop

We need to re-regulate bus services in National Parks

The UK needs to massively up its game when it comes to delivering rural bus services argues Lynn Sloman of Transport for Quality for Life as part of our #NationalParksforall series.

Is it time to start talking about traffic free National Parks again?

There are exciting opportunities for traffic-free National Parks says Alistair Kirkbride, executive director of Carplus as part of our #NationalParksforall series

Cader Idris, Snowdonia National Park

Campaigners welcome Welsh Government statement on designated landscapes

Campaign for National Parks responds to the statement on designated landscapes made by the Minister for the Environment in the Welsh Assembly.

Bus Driving

It’s time to make sure everyone can visit our National Parks

Ruth Bradshaw, the author of our new report National Parks for all: Making car free travel easier, explains our call for improved sustainable travel options. #NationalParksforall

Traffic in Brockenhurst, New Forest National Park

More must be done to make sure everyone can benefit from our National Parks

In a new report Campaign for National Parks makes the case for improving sustainable travel options to and around National Parks.

The Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon

The wheels on the bus of social justice

As part of our #NationalParksforall series the Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon, explains why access is an issue of social justice.

Driver steering

Next stop...National Parks

The first in our #NationalParksforall series, Campaign for National Parks says: let's make sure National Parks are really for everyone, a piecemeal public transport network is not good enough. 

Photo credit: Richard Reed

Farming reform to include public money for public goods

The Westminster Government starts consultation on plans to replace the Common Agricultural Policy. Campaign for National Parks has welcomed the consultation. Read our thoughts and hopes for the outcome.

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