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OutdoorLads is working to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of gay, bisexual and trans men through outdoor pursuits in the UK

Pride outside: changing perceptions of adventure

OutdoorLads are a gay, bisexual and trans men’s outdoor recreation group, encouraging its’ members to experience the benefits of the great outdoors in the UK’s National Parks and beyond.

Fforest Fawr Geopark, Brecon Beacons

A (Geo)Park within a Park

Carved by ice and shaped by man. Fforest Fawr is the first Geopark in Wales and the one of 140 in the world! Alan Bowring and Clarissa Price share with us these incredible and evocative landscapes in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

celebrate 50 years of the Cleveland Way

50 years of the Cleveland Way

Malcolm Hodgson, National Trails Officer at the North York Moors National Park Authority invites us to celebrate 50 years of the famous Cleveland Way.

Rails, Trails and Sails in the Broads

Rails, trails and sails in the Broads

Paul Dickson takes us on a guided tour of Norwich and the Broads National Park as part of the brand new English National Parks Experience Collection. 

What's holding your family back from adventure in the great outdoors?

Ordance Survey’s Get Outside Champion, Belinda Dixon shares her research into the obstacles facing many family’s between them and adventure in the great outdoors.

Departing CEO Fiona Howie with Caroline Quentin

To pastures new

As Fiona Howie, our chief executive for the last four years prepares to depart Campaign for National Parks, she reflects on her time in post.

Make 2019 the year you visit the Lake District

Where better to take stock and re-set things than in the open spaces of one of the UK’s beautiful National Parks?  Take an uplifting journey into a cottage break in the Lake District National Park with a sponsored blog from Lakelovers.

Young rangers in Northumberland National Park

Could you be a young ranger in Northumberland?

Northumberland National Park ranger Jane Riddell tells us about exciting opportunities for young people to work on managing habitats and even the Hadrian’s Path!

The milky way over the Yorkshire Dales

Shooting stars - nightscape photography in National Parks

Photographer Pete Collins shares his tips for capturing the incredible dark skies of the National Parks! Get inspired and take part in our 70th anniversary photo competition today!

Red squirrel by Alan Jones

Win or bust - Returning the red squirrel to Snowdonia

One woman's passion for the wilds of North Wales has ignited a resurgence of the charismatic red squirrel. Ecologist Dr Craig Shuttleworth tells us more about the return of red squirrels and their friends the pine martens to Snowdonia National Park.

Staithes in the North York Moors. Steve Iceton

National Parks cannot stay still. Let’s give them a brighter future.

This week saw Campaign for National Parks submit evidence to the Glover review of England’s designated landscapes. Our campaigns and communication officer, Andrew Hall, takes a look at the evidence we submitted #21stCenturyNationalParks

 

 

Dr Alison Smith carrying out the Rapid Woodland Assessment in Horner Wood on Exmoor.

Assessing the Rainforests in three National Parks

Rachel Jone's of Plantlife, looks at their project to build resilience in temperate rainforests, also known as Atlantic woodlands; a globally rare and extremely important habitat.

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