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Road expansion doesn't work in Wales and it doesn't work in Sussex either

Henri Brocklebank, Director of Conservation at the Sussex Wildlife Trust tells us why road building is not the answer in the South Downs National Park

Dartmoor's iconic hill pony

Friends of the Dartmoor Hill Pony: DEFRA threatens Dartmoor’s Ponies

Friends of the Dartmoor Pony say's that DEFRA's plans for agriculture threatens the very future of the iconic Dartmoor Hill Pony.

The shackles need to come off National Parks to combat climate change

Andrew McCloy, chair of the Peak District National Park Authority writes here in a personal capacity for Green Alliance.

Snowdonia National Park Authority

National Parks need to count in a distressed and anxious society

Campaign for National Parks’ Andrew Hall reflects on #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and the role National Parks have to play in progress around mental health.

Andrea Powell for Mountains for the Mind

Mountains for the mind - the healing powers of the great outdoors

We hear more personal stories from Mountains for the Mind on how being in the great outdoors has helped people face times of stress, anxiety or depression. 

Sir Chris Bonnington: “Getting into wild country is incredibly important therapy”

Sir Chris Bonington is Britain’s most famous mountaineer. The outdoors has been vital to him during a time of grief and tragedy. 

National Parks are well placed to reverse declines in nature

Fight back for nature must start in National Parks

The charity for National Parks has today urged Government to begin the fightback for nature with an ambitious agenda for England and Wales’ 13 National Parks.

 

Julia Bradbury of The Outdoor Guide

Julia Bradbury: the outdoors became my therapist

TV presenter Julia Bradbury became synonymous with the UK mountains after fronting the iconic Wainwright Walks series. Here she tells us why she is supporting Mountains for the Mind and how the hills became a healing place at a difficult time in her life.   

Green exercise for the mind.

Too many of us suffer from poor mental health. Spending time outside in our National Parks can be an important way of regaining some peace and wellbeing in a busy modern world. Andrew Higson of Black Dog Outdoors has more…

Celebrities speak out to get more school kids in our National Parks

Gordon Buchanan joins Bill Bryson, Emma Bridgewater and others in National Parks fight

The names, including Bill Bryson, Carol Vorderman and Caroline Quentin are demanding action from Government to more than double the number of school children visiting the National Parks each year.

spectacular sundew by Jonathan Bliss

All we are saying is give peat a chance…

Formed over thousands of years, it has taken just six decades to devastate Yorkshire's peatlands. Lyndon Marquis of the Yorkshire Peat Partnership writes about their vital work to give peat a chance. 

Caroline Lucas: Government will resist the radical change we need

Caroline Lucas: Government will resist the radical change we need

Green MP says Government inaction is holding back the National Parks. To see the radical change we need we must honour the spirit of the original campaign to set up the National Parks over 70 years ago. 

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