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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.

Exceptional women, exceptional landscapes - celebrating International Women's Day 2022

To mark International Women’s Day 2022, we - like our friends at New Forest National Park Authority - are celebrating the work of exceptional women in exceptional landscapes - including our own Chief Executive Dr Rose O'Neill.

Choosing language carefully - the question of second homes

As we submit our response to the Welsh Government's consultation on planning legislation and policy for second homes and short-term holiday lets, John Harold, Director, Snowdonia Society, explains why it's an important issue for National Parks.

Last chance to stop the Arundel Bypass

Despite the climate and nature emergency, National Highways is continuing to pursue plans for major roadbuilding right on the edge of the South Downs National Park.  

Celebrating 70 Years of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

In 1952, a tumultuous Leap Year that heralded a change of monarch and the abolition of wartime ID cards, the Pembrokeshire Coast became the fifth National Park to be established in the UK on 29 February, following the Peak District, the Lake District, Snowdonia and Dartmoor.