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The views presented are the author's and not necessarily those of Campaign for National Parks. We are committed to encouraging an open debate about key issues affecting the National Parks.

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We can’t let major development ruin our National Parks

Ruth Bradshaw, our policy and research manager blogs about why our new report, National Parks - Planning for the Future is fundamental in making sure our Parks are not ruined by major development.

Making the Inaccessible Accessible

Debbie North has blogged about her work as the founder of accessthedales – an organisation committed to creating a countryside for all through the development of wheel-friendly treks for people with poor or no mobility. Debbie discusses some of the challenges she faces.

Investigating the major development test

We've just launched our new report, National Parks - Planning for the Future with the Campaign to Protect Rural England and National Trust. Professor Lynn Crowe from Sheffield Hallam University led on the research to underpin our report and writes more about what they did and what they learnt.

We call on the Government to demonstrate its commitment to protecting National Parks

Too often, inappropriate major development is being allowed to go ahead in National Parks. We want to see the Government demonstrate their commitment to the Parks.

National Parks: My constant inspiration

Earlier this month Janette Ward took over as our chair. She blogs about what inspired her to become chair and her love of National Parks.

Seven years as chair – what are my reflections?

We were very sad to say goodbye to our chair, Anne Robinson, who stood down at our last AGM (she'll be staying on the board though!). Anne reflects on her time as chair of Campaign for National Parks.

Autumn 2016 News from Around the Parks

Read updates from the National Parks of Britain in our Autumn News from Around the Parks

Exploring Exmoor with our president, Caroline Quentin

This week our president Caroline Quentin took a trip to Exmoor National Park to find out about work the Authority are doing to connect people with the cultural and environmental landscape.

National Park Authorities to be consulted - update on the Bus Services Bill 

Thanks to our hard work, Local Transport Authorities will now be required to consult National Park Authorities about buses in their area

Good news as National Grid proposes to remove new and old pylons in the Lake District

National Grid has this morning [24 October] announced that they are now proposing to underground the whole length - 23.4km (14.5 miles) of the new North West Coast Connections line of pylons through the Lake District.

Enter our free photography competition on why you #lovenationalparks

Are you a budding photographer, phone snapper or professional picture-taker? Enter our free autumn/winter photo competition now!

Run the London Marathon for Campaign for National Parks

Would you like to support our important work? Then why not take on one of the most rewarding challenges and run the Virgin Money London Marathon for us!

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