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From local parks to National Parks: why we’re calling for a legal right to nature

Our Chief Executive Dr Rose O’Neill explains why we are joining with 60 nature, health, planning and equality organisations to demand ‘a legal right to nature’ in upcoming Levelling Up legislation.

Former National Park Authority boss reveals 14 ways to empower National Parks 

As the Government releases its response to the Landscapes Review, former North York Moors Chief Executive and environmental campaigner Andy Wilson outlines 14 key changes he’d like to see...

Come join our team: work that works

The pandemic has changed the way we live and work and, as a charity and an employer, Campaign for National Parks is adapting to this to help nurture and grow a strong team. Campaigns and Communications Manager Laura Williams who came on board in 2020 explains...

The Government response to the Landscapes Review: Was it worth the wait?

The long-awaited Government response to Julian Glover’s Landscapes Review has finally been published, with a consultation now underway on those measures which require legislative change.  

Goodbye 2021 - a message from Campaign for National Parks Chief Executive Rose O'Neill

This last year, like the one before, has been a strange one. There have been challenges and frustrations as the pandemic rolls on but there have also been many new adventures in National Parks - a message from our new Chief Executive.

National Parks: Four big transport issues and how to fix them

National Parks attract millions of visitors each year but are blighted by excessive traffic. Alistair Kirkbride from Foundation for Integrated Transport explores four key transport issues and what could be done to fix them...

National Parks - everyone has their own story to tell

As the deadline for our National Parks: New Perspectives bursaries draws closer (Monday 15 November 2021), Chris Quevatre, Lead film maker at Ocean City Media which is partnering with us for the scheme explains how he fell for National Parks...

New permanent car park in Lake District National Park could set dangerous precedent

As Lake District National Park Authority decides whether to grant permission for a permanent car park in open countryside, Friends of the Lake District explain why they - like Campaign for National Parks - are opposed to the idea...

Animator Sophie Marsh shares her new perspective on National Parks

Campaign for National Parks has unveiled a new animation created by young Bristol artist Sophie Marsh, showing the different ways people enjoy National Parks. We caught up with the 30-year-old to find out more...

Q&A with Best Phone Photo 2021 winner Simon Walkden

Simon Walkden's amazing phone photo of Hope Valley in Peak District National Park saw voted the winner of the Best Phone Photo category in the Campaign for National Parks Photography Competition 2021. We chatted to Simon to find out more...

Q&A with Young Photographer of the Year 2021 winner Fletcher Foot, aged 14

Fourteen-year-old Fletcher Foot's stunning image of a stonechat in New Forest National Park saw him crowned Young Photographer of the Year in the Campaign for National Parks Photography Competition 2021. We chatted to Fletcher to find out more...

National Parks: New Perspectives bursaries - pitching guidelines

Following on from a successful pre-application workshop earlier this month, we felt it would be useful to share some more pitching guidelines to help you with your application. Tom Palmer, Director of Ocean City Media, explains...

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