Tag Archives: Campaign for National Parks

Gerald McGuire’s century

Today, 12 July, would have been campaigner Gerald McGuire’s 100th birthday. Continue reading

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Len the living legend

Len Clark is 100 today, happy birthday Len! Continue reading

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The rally to save Alport Dale

It is 20 years since the rally to save Alport Dale in the Peak District from industrial activity. Continue reading

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We don’t need a Moses but a movement

On the 80th anniversary of the Campaign for National Parks, we need to ensure everyone can enjoy our finest landscapes. Continue reading

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Gobsmacked

An unexpected and welcome knowledge of national parks Continue reading

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Why so silent?

Six months before the last election, environment secretary Hilary Benn was thrilled to confirm the South Downs as a national park; he signed the confirmation papers at Ditchling in East Sussex on 12 November 2009. He knew that this result … Continue reading

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National parks going strong

Next week, on 16 December, we celebrate 65 years of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.  They are certainly not ready for retirement, there are so many good things happening there.  But it is sad to … Continue reading

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