UK National Parks' Conference 2022

What does the nation need from National Parks today?

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Hosted by Exmoor National Park Authority, the conference took place in the historic village of Dunster from the 27-29 September 2022.

It allowed over 120 National Park Authority Chairs, chief Execs, Members, senior staff and national partners to consider the big issues of the day, with input from national experts. Alongside plenary sessions a full day of study tours, sponsored by Ordnance survey provided an opportunity for delegates to meet with local communities, businesses, partner organisations and stakeholders.

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Overview report:

Download a copy of the conference overview report here (PDF), providing a summary of the key themes and contributions.


A copy of the conference programme and delegate information pack can be downloaded here (PDF).

Press Releases:

National Park leaders challenged to be bold and ambitious for the nation (Issued October 2022)

UK National Parks Look to the Future at Exmoor gathering (Issued September 2022)

Exmoor to host UK National Parks' Conference (Issued March 2022)

Audio recordings:

Audio recordings of plenary sessions can be accessed below. Please note no recordings for the evening session at Horner Farm are available due to the 'pop up' nature of the event.