The UK's National Parks serve a vital function, offering all kinds of outdoor recreation for visitors while preserving wild landscapes, but they're also working economies for farmers and rural businesses. Charlotte Smith visits the Brecon Beacons National Park, meeting farmers and staff, whilst trying some sledging in the freshly fallen snow.
Chief Executive of Dartmoor National Park, Kevin Bishop, explains that England's National Parks received budget cuts of 43% over the last 5 years, but he says he's reassured that funding is assured for the next few years. We hear a report by Nancy Nicolson about calls for a new national park in Scotland's borders.
And Charlotte speaks to two Brecon Beacons farmers, one young, one old, about their relationship with the national park.
Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Mark Smalley.