The Ramblers is delighted that the extensions to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks have today been approved by Defra Secretary of State, Elizabeth Truss.
The extensions will complete and protect these stunning and important landscapes, and will not only benefit walkers and visitors but also local, rural economies in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, as well as the nation as a whole.
Benedict Southworth, for the Ramblers said:
“In 1936 The Ramblers, alongside other organisations, set up the Campaign for National Parks. We have campaigned for them ever since.”
“Today’s announcement is excellent news. These extensions bring wonderful walking areas such as the Northern Howgills, Mallerstang and the Orton Fells within National Park boundaries.”
"Not only does National Park status strengthen the protection of these magnificent landscapes, but it will greatly enhance the experience for walkers in a way which will benefit local businesses and the Nation.”