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Community Champion Alan McDonald in Snowdonia

National Parks are good for you!

100% of Champions, in a recent survey. said they feel positive after visiting National Parks. Most feel that this good feeling stays with them for a significant amount of time. We've been exploring the impacts of National Parks on health and wellbeing with the Community Champions in Wales. Here's a taster of the main findings.

Mosaic Champions win New Discoverer Award!

Fazielat and Shamshad Iqbal have been presented the New Discoverers Award by the Northumberland National Park Authority, Both Fazielat and Shamshad have been involved in encouraging young Asian women from the the Angelou Centre in Newcastle to the National Park since 2002. 



Lake District Champions at Black Sail Hut

Lake District Champions explore Ennerdale

Lake District Young Champions Elliot Winfindale and Hayley Jago from Cockermouth and Whitehaven report on a weekend with other Champions exploring the Ennerdale Valley.

Park Protector Awards 2014 launched

New funding for conservation projects in National Parks

Environmental campaigners, conservationists and heritage lovers could secure vital funding and recognition for their work by entering this year’s Park Protector Awards, supported by HF Holidays and Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust.

Barns in the Yorkshire Dales

National Parks to be exempt from new barn conversion proposals

The Campaign for National Parks has welcomed today’s announcement that National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are to be exempt from proposals to allow barn conversions without planning permission by thanking the Planning Minister, Nick Boles, for listening to their concerns.

We have moved!

The Campaign for National Parks has moved offices. You can now find us at:

The Campaign for National Parks
5-11 Lavington Street
Tel: 020 7981 0890 / Fax: 0207 803 0525

News release: Letter to Planning Minister Nick Boles MP

Exclude National Parks from barn conversion proposals

Ten charities have sent an open letter to Planning Minister Nick Boles MP, urging him to exempt National Parks from proposals to allow redundant barns to be converted into housing without planning permission.

Brecon Beacons School Visit

Education Officer for a day at Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons Community Champion, Maleka Bari, writes about her day shadowing Brecon Beacons Education Officer Ron Layton.

Exmoor Young Champions Residential

Young Champions' Exmoor Weekend

On the evening of Friday November 15th, 13 Young Champions assembled at Minehead YHA for a weekend of learning about and trying out activities on Exmoor. 

Children check out New Forest stand at Southampton Mela

Selling the Sun - Project Wild Thing

Young Champion, Marianne, reviews the new Project Wild Thing film.

News from Around the Parks Autumn 2013

News from Around the Parks Autumn 2013 publication

The latest edition of News from Around the Parks is available to download.

Chamu Kappuswamy

Mosaic Community Champion wins UK Volunteer of the Year

Mosaic Community Champion and Peak District volunteer Dr. Chamu Kuppuswamy has been selected as the winner of the Individual category of the UK National Parks Volunteer Awards.