Blog

We love National Parks and think they are amazing places. But we also think they should be the best they can possibly be for the future. Our blog is a space for people to share their views on issues affecting National Parks in England and Wales.

If you would like to contribute a piece, please contact info@cnp.org.uk

Please note, the opinions expressed in all our blogs are of the author, and not endorsed by Campaign for National Parks. We are hosting blogs on a variety of subjects to provoke thought and discussion about National Parks.

We need legislative change now if National Parks are to deliver more in future 

We've been calling for the Government to commit to a new Landscapes Bill to deliver on the ambition of the Landscapes Review, but this was sadly lacking from the 2022 Queen's Speech. Our Policy and Research Manager Ruth Bradshaw explains why legislative change is so crucial.

A defining day - Trustee Kate Ashbrook on her love of Dartmoor National Park

Our Trustee and long-time supporter of National Parks, Kate Ashbrook, shares the story of when she first fell for Dartmoor National Park as part of our Save our National Parks: Share your story campaign.

Ninety years since the mass trespass of Kinder Scout

Ninety years ago, a group of countryside campaigners took to Kinder Scout - the highest point in the Peak District - to push for greater access to the outdoors. Their actions contributed to the creation of National Parks.

Hiking through History: Hadrian’s Wall Path in Northumberland National Park

As we invite you to share your story of National Parks as part of our Big Give appeal, one of our National Parks: New Perspectives bursary holders Charlotte Ditchburn shares her love of Northumberland National Park.

Valuing volunteers in National Parks

North Yorkshire Moors Association Chair Adrian Leaman outlines the integral role volunteers play in protecting, improving and engaging people with the importance of National Parks and why we must recognise this.

Brecon Beacons National Park - a safe haven to many

As we invite you to share your story of National Parks as part of our Big Give appeal, one of our National Parks: New Perspectives bursary holders Tony Karoly tells us more about her love of Brecon Beacons National Park.

Reconnecting with a special place: A hard won viewpoint of Dartmoor

As we ask you to share your story of National Parks as part of our Big Give appeal, one of our National Parks: New Perspectives bursary holders David Hill tells us more about his love of Dartmoor National Park.

People want England’s National Parks to be natural parks

The RSPB has released new research that shows people want to see more nature and wildlife in National Parks in England. RSPB Policy Officer David Hampson tells us more.

New report highlights how National Parks are delivering for the nation

With the publication of a new report National Parks: supporting people, places, climate and nature, Andrew McCloy, Chair of National Parks England and the Peak District National Park Authority, says National Parks should be loud and proud about delivering for the nation.

Levelling up access to nature big and small – the Nature for Everyone campaign

As the Nature for Everyone campaign gathers pace, Emma Clarke, Policy and Information Coordinator at Wildlife and Countryside Link, explains why access to nature should be a focus point in a levelling up agenda.

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