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Autumn colours on Crummock Water (Michael Turner)

National Parks Manifesto: Parks need stronger protection and a fairer share of resources

"National Parks in the 21stCentury: A Manifesto for the next Westminster Government” argues that National Parks are essential to the nation’s health and well-being.

Pizza oven at Walltown Northumberland

Pizza in the place, pizza in the park, come get your fill!

At the end of July a little group of Champions and their friends from round the North East gathered at Waltown Country Park to make things out of mud, and sand, clay and straw...

Campaign for National Parks seeks two new trustees

We are looking for two individuals with commitment and passion to join our Trustee Board. It follows the decision by Chris Naylor and Goronwy Edwards to step down earlier this year due to work commitments.

New fracking guidance emphasises the protection for National Parks

The Government has recently clarified its approach to planning for unconventional oil and gas, including the process known as fracking.

News from around the Parks

News from Around the Parks Spring 2014 publication

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

Proposals for Government Action on the Outdoors

Outdoor Organisations call on MPs and peers to 'champion outdoor recreation' for the good of the nation

Ten leading outdoor organisations are joining together in Westminster today (11 June) to urge parliamentarians to factor the benefits of outdoor recreation into their manifestos and policies ahead of the next general election.

Cwm Pennant c. David Medcalf

A walk with Jim Perrin and Homan Yousofi in Snowdonia

Writer and Community Champion Homan Yousofi reflects on an inspirational walk in Snowdonia with the much loved nature writer, raconteur and Guardian columnist Jim Perrin.

Threat to affordable housing in National Parks

We’ve recently argued that National Parks should be exempt from Government proposals which could significantly reduce the number of new affordable homes provided in rural areas.

PDNP (Tim Nicholson)

Next steps on road studies

Over the past few weeks, further information has been published about government studies which could lead to major new road proposals in National Parks.

Mosaic Residential in Northumberland

The northern most Mosaic krew had a wonderful time staying at the YHA in Kielder on the hottest weekend of the year so far

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