National Parks: and the Heritage of Scenery


THE appointment by the Prime Minister of a Departmental Committee to inquire as to the desirability and the feasibility of establishing one or more national parks in Britain has stimulated interest in the claims of different areas to be regarded amongst the elect. Often the claims are backed by local sentiment and little more, small attention being given to the minimum requirements which any national park must possess if it is to meet the needs of the people. The ideal park must be spacious; it must be varied in aspect, representing many types of unspoiled Nature, mountain and valley, moorland and forest, stream and lake; its fauna and flora also must be varied and rich; it must be peaceful, accessible, and yet remote from the bustle of traffic; and, if the project is to make headway in the near future, it must be land the value of which is not exorbitant.

National Parks: and the Heritage of Scenery.

Dr. Vaughan Cornish. Pp. xi + 139. (London: Sifton Praed and Co., Ltd., 1930.) 5s. net.

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R., J. National Parks: and the Heritage of Scenery . Nature 126, 393–394 (1930).

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