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World Book Day interview with children's author John Miles

To coincide with World Book Day, we interviewed children's author John Miles who has written a series of books inspired by National Parks.

Spotlight on jobs and apprenticeships in National Parks

As we mark National Apprenticeships Week 2021, Countryside Jobs Service (CJS) Features Editor Amy Worley explores plans to create new jobs and apprenticeships in National Parks and other landscapes... 

In challenging times nature close to home can lend a hand

As we find ourselves in another lockdown, Professor of Human Factors and Nature Connectedness at University of Derby Miles Richardson explains how we can connect with nature from our homes - and why it is so important.

Road building and National Parks: from the South Downs to the Peak District

Plans are afoot for a new road in the Peak District which could pave the way for further road building in the National Park. Campaigner Anne Robinson is worried that this could set a dangerous precedent for National Parks...

Dartmoor National Park by Andrew Sweeney

Ensuring National Parks benefit from planning reforms

Our Policy and Research Manager Ruth Bradshaw writes about the Government's planning system reform, which shows a worrying lack of reference to National Parks.

Seaweed mats resulting from nitrate run-off - photo by Sue Burton

All the streams flow into the sea

Sue Burton, officer for the Pembrokeshire Marine Special Area of Conservation, writes about marine pollution and the citizen science project SWEPT, which won CNP's Park Protector Award in 2019.

Why are our National Parks full of rubbish?

Andrew McCloy says the increase in littering post-covid is a blight on National Park landscapes and on us as a society - and needs tackling seriously.

Corinne Pluchino

Seizing the moment

Corinne Pluchino, outgoing chief executive of Campaign for National Parks, considers the options for environmental policy post Covid-19.

Transport and National Parks: the Glover review through a lockdown lens

Alastair Kirkbride discusses what lockdown & recovery has told us about appropriate governance for transport and access in National Parks

Looking forward to exploring National Parks by rail

Alice Mannion from Scenic Rail Britain helps us look foward to exploring National Parks by rail, post-lockdown.

Visually impaired rambler inspires others to explore our National Parks

Marika Kovacs explains what inspired her to be a walk leader and why National Parks are so important to her.

Ensuring we make the most of this important opportunity for National Parks

Campaign for National Parks Policy Manager Ruth Bradshaw sets out our response to some of the key proposals in the designated Landscapes Review.

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