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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Welsh National Parks under threat

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28/03/2017

A new report commissioned by the Welsh Government recommends sweeping changes to the core purpose and governance of National Parks and other protected landscapes in Wales. The Future Landscapes Wales report has raised serious concerns amongst conservation bodies and recreation groups about the very purpose and future protection of these special places.
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The 4 best places to walk in the new bits of the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District

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01/08/2016

Almost 200 new square miles of England became national park today, with the extension of the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District. We look at some of the best places within the new areas to take a celebratory stroll.
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Could corporate sponsorship turn our national parks into outdoor Disneylands?

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05/07/2016

A new company set up to persuade big business to support national parks has been criticised over fears it could lead to ‘Disneyfication’. Should we be worried? In the first of three articles exploring the future of our national parks, Carey Davies takes a look.
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Does the fracking u-turn threaten our national parks?

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17/12/2015

MPs have voted to allow fracking beneath Britain’s national parks - but what impact could this have on our most celebrated landscapes? Hanna Lindon talks to Ruth Bradshaw, policy and research manager at the Campaign for National Parks to find out.
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The cuts continue: but what does the Spending Review mean for the great outdoors?

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30/11/2015

Last week, the Chancellor set out plans for departmental spending over the next five years. We look at the potential impact on funding for outdoor recreation.
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Lakes and Dales extensions approved - but will they be further delayed?

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23/10/2015

The BMC has heartily welcomed the decision by environment minister Liz Truss to grant extensions to the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District national parks, but hopes the process of putting them in place is not further delayed by spending decisions.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Snowdon: Have your say

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06/10/2015

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is the most popular mountain in the UK and the effect this has on people who work and live in the area, as well as those who come to enjoy the highest peak in Wales is significant. The Snowdon Partnership wants to hear the views of all users and stakeholders to develop and deliver the best possible management of this iconic mountain.
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Snowdonia's power struggle: Is hydroelectric a threat to our landscapes?

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27/05/2015

The controversial Cwm Glas hydro power development has put the spotlight on similar schemes within Snowdonia National Park. Should climbers and walkers be concerned?
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How has the Yorkshire Dales National Park responded to budget cuts?

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16/04/2015

The Yorkshire Dales National Park has seen its budget cut by 40% cut in real terms. Come and hear about what this could mean for outdoor enthusiasts and more at the upcoming BMC Yorkshire Area Meeting on April 20.
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Land sell offs: the end of national parks as we know them?

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25/02/2015

Land sell-offs in English national parks have caused widespread public concern, including a petition with 75,000 signatures and counting. But do they mean the end of national parks as we know them? We take a look at the broader issues behind the sale of places like Stickle Tarn.
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