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Photograph taken in Exmoor wins our competition

Penny Webber, resident in Exmoor National Park has won our photography competition with a stunning shot of ancient woodland!

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.

Autumn 2016 News from Around the Parks

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

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!

Arun and Rother Connections project in the South Downs wins our Park Protector Award

We are delighted to announce the Arun and Rother Connections (ARC) project as the winner of our Park Protector Award

Caroline Quentin joins as our President

“National Parks need to remain relevant – don’t pickle them in aspic,” says our new President, Caroline Quentin

Six National Park projects shortlisted for prestigious Park Protector Award

Six projects having a big impact on protecting National Parks shortlisted for a Park Protector Award

Disappointment that individuals are to be allowed to receive cash payments for agreeing to fracking

We're very disappointed that individuals are to be allowed to receive cash payments for agreeing to fracking

Plans to erect pylons in the Lake District put on hold

Pleased to hear National Grid has delayed the next stage of the consultation on a project to erect 24km of overhead lines right through the Lake District