On Tuesday 26 November we co-ordinated a Love Your National Parks tweet-a-thon – a day of activity on Twitter to celebrate and raise awareness of the benefits of England's National Parks.

You can see the highlights of the tweet-a-thon in our Storify summary of the day.

The tweet-a-thon featured a packed programme of experts answering questions and tweeting about National Parks, with themes including:

  • Visiting and learning in National Parks
  • Doing business in National Parks
  • Being inspired by National Parks
  • Living in National Parks

We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part and made the tweet-a-thon such a success. 

Tweet-a-thon timetable

Throughout the day, the Lake District National Park Ranger team tweeted about their activities at @LakesRangers

09:00-10:00
@JBerresfordVE James Berresford - Chief Executive, Visit England
@roly_smith Roly Smith, Outdoors Writer and Author of the AA Guide to National Parks
@dartmoornpa Richard Drysdale - Visitor Services Manager, Dartmoor National Park Authority
Sustainable tourism in National Parks and insider tips for National Park visits

10:00-11:00
@thornbridge Thornbridge Brewery, based in the Peak District National Park
@bizinspiredgrow James Farrar - York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership
@northyorkmoors Chris France - Director of Planning, North York Moors National Park Authority 
Doing business in National Parks and the role of planning

11:00-12:00 
@NatParksEngland National Parks England
How National Park Authorities work together as a family

12:00-13:00
@naturalengland Maddy Jago - Director, Landscape and Biodiversity, Natural England   
@moorsforfuture Chris Dean - Programme Manager, Moors for the Future
Conservation at a landscape scale in National Parks

13:00-14:00
@wearewildthing Project Wild Thing
@sdnpa Amanda Elmes - Learning & Outreach Strategy Lead, South Downs National Park Authority
Reconnecting people and nature in National Parks

14:00-15:00
@EHGovAdvice Kate Barbour - English Heritage
@NorthumberlndNP Chris Jones - Historic Environment Officer, Northumberland National Park Authority
Heritage and the historic environment in National Parks

15:00-16:00
@RobinMilton3 Robin Milton - Chairman, NFU Upland and Hill Farming Group
@yorkshire_dales Adrian Shepherd - Head of Land Management, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
Farming for the future in National Parks
@DefraGovUK Lord de Mauley - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Natural Environment and Science - joining us 15:15-15.45 to answer tweets on how National Parks contribute to a strong economy 

16:00-17:00
@benedictsouthwo Benedict Southworth - Chief Executive, Ramblers
@Change4Life Change4Life
 The benefits of National Parks for healthy bodies and minds, and great ideas for National Park walks 

17:00-18:00
@mike__clarke Mike Clarke - Chief Executive, RSPB
@enjoythebroads Andrea Kelly - Senior Ecologist, Broads Authority
 National Parks as beacons for biodiversity - special species and habitats

18:00-19:00
@HerdyUK Herdy - the British brand born in the Lake District inspired by Herdwick sheep
@ExmoorNP Dan James - Sustainable Economy Manager, Exmoor National Park Authority
 How National Parks add value for local businesses and products

19:00-20:00
@britlandscape Derek Fogg - Landscape Photographer
@newforestnpa Sarah Kelly - Landscape Officer, New Forest National Park Authority
 Landscape and inspiration in National Parks - have your photos ready to tweet!