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Fell Futures presented with Park Protector Award at parliamentary reception in Westminster

Our Park Protector Award winners Fell Futures have been presented with a cheque for £2,000 by our sponsors, the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust, at a parliamentary reception in Westminster this week.

Delight at Defra announcement that Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Park extensions have been given the green light

The Campaign for National Parks is delighted with today’s announcement from the Environment Secretary Liz Truss confirming the extensions to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.

Our response to North York Moors National Park Authority's formal decision notice for the York Potash planning application

The issuing of the formal decision notice for the York Potash planning application today (19 October) is another key step for this project but it is still not the end of the story as far as we are concerned.


National Park and Broads Authority and AONB Application Window Opens

Twelve vacancies are currently available to join National Park Authorities in England with a further three posts open in two of our Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty.

Lake District - Yorkshire Dales National Parks Extensions: Two year wait for an announcement and the delay continues

Campaigners battling to secure extensions to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks have now been waiting for two years for the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to make a decision on the Planning Inspector's report.

Lake District National Park's Fell Futures project to revive traditional rural skills wins our annual Park Protector Award

A project to arrest the decline in traditional rural skills in the Lake District has won this year's prestigious Campaign for National Parks Park Protector Award, sponsored by the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust.

Designated landscapes and natural resource management in Wales

Times are interesting for the designated landscapes of Wales as their purposes and governance have come under renewed scrutiny in recent months.


York Potash - Views from our stakeholders on proposals for the world's largest potash mine

The National Trust and the Campaign to Protect Rural England have written about their perspectives on the current state of play on the York Potash mine.

Update on our farming and land management working party

Threats and challenges to hill farming in our National Parks in England and Wales are being addressed by our farming and land management working party.

Tell the Government to protect National Parks from fracking

Earlier this year, it looked as though National Parks would be safe from fracking when the Government promised to ban drilling for shale gas or oil in or under protected areas.