DEFRA has launched a review of the' UK's National Parks.
The review will include consideration of expanding the number of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks. It will also consider how access can be improved and their role in the rural economy.
The review is part of the Government's 25 Year Environment Plan.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove said: “The creation of National Parks almost 70 years ago changed the way we view our precious landscapes – helping us all access and enjoy our natural world. “Amid a growing population, changes in technology, and a decline in certain habitats, the time is right for us to look afresh at these landscapes. We want to make sure they are not only conserved, but enhanced for the next generation.”