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National Parks 80th Anniversary - Free Organised Walks

6th July 2016

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The hills of Cairngorms and Loch Lomond & the Trossachs are alive with the sound of celebration.

38 Degrees celebrates Campaign for National Parks 80th Anniversary at Cairngorms National Park and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

On Saturday 30th July campaigning organisation 38 Degrees and the charity Campaign for National Parks are celebrating our nation's most beautiful landscapes. They're hosting free organised walks and natural art workshops at every national park in Scotland, England and Wales. We're delighted to announce that Cairngorms National Park and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park will be part of the celebrations!

80 years ago a group of people came together to launch a campaign get these magnificent places protected. These events across the country celebrate this incredible achievement, and the things that can be done when people work together. The theme for the events is 'inspired by nature', and brings together experts from the natural world as well as the arts.

On Saturday the 30th July, join 38 Degrees and the Campaign for National Parks for one of two very special events...

Join a walk led by a professional guide, who'll share the very best that Cairngorms National Park and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park have to offer - their history, their wildlife and much, much more!

Or join the ‘art in nature' walk with a very special workshop, curated by land artist Richard Shilling and hosted by local artists. It will explore the natural environment as we walk and work together to collect abundant natural materials to create a unique piece of artwork. Everyone is welcome, big or small!

How to book: 38degrees.org.uk/national-park-walks

Maddy Carroll, 38 Degrees Campaign Director, said:"The UK's national parks only exist because a group of people came together 80 years ago to protect them. 38 Degrees is the biggest people-powered organisation in the UK, so this year we're teaming up with the Campaign for National Parks to help people enjoy these places in the height of summer, when they're at their most beautiful. Come and join us to celebrate the 80th anniversary of this amazing campaign."

Fiona Howie, Chief Executive of Campaign for National Parks, said:"For 80 years the Campaign for National Parks has been working hard to make sure that some of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes are preserved for everyone to enjoy and are protected against threats that would have damaged what makes them so special. We’re delighted to be working with 38 Degrees again so that as many people as possible can get together and celebrate the true diversity and spectacular sights of the National Parks in the UK"

To find out more please visit:
38degrees.org.uk/national-park-walks

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