Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • We want to hear young voices on the future of the National Park

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is reaching out to young people for their views on what the National Park should look like by 2040. A short video will launch on the Authority’s social media platforms tomorrow, asking young people aged 15-30 to have their say.   This is an important ‘next step’ in the […] The post We want to hear young voices on the future of the National Park appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 24 September 2020.

  • Walk this way with the New Forest National Park Authority

    New Forest National Park

    The New Forest National Park Authority has changed its popular annual walking festival to a self-guided two-week walking and cycling event and is encouraging people to step outside with the help of a range of resources. The festival has been running for seven years and normally has around 80 guided walks with experts who help […] The post Walk this way with the New Forest National Park Authority appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 23 September 2020.

  • New appointments as the Authority’s Chairman and Deputy-chair

    Snowdonia National Park

    At the Snowdonia National Park Authority Meeting today, (Wednesday, 23 September) Cllr. Wyn Ellis Jones was elected as the Authority’s new Chairman, with Cllr. Annwen Hughes elected as deputy chair.

    Posted: 23 September 2020.

  • Cultural heritage project strives to save precious wildlife memories before they are lost

    North York Moors National Park

    Researchers at Teesside University are working alongside staff from the North York Moors National Park Authority to collect the treasured memories of the landscape and wildlife of the western Rye catchment area before they are lost forever.

    Posted: 22 September 2020.

  • National Park to address decline of moorland waders in new Management Plan

    North York Moors National Park

    The North York Moors National Park Authority’s latest census has revealed that three out of four species of wading birds across moorland areas of the National Park have declined slightly since the last survey in 2014.

    Posted: 21 September 2020.

  • Exmoor fans encouraged to share their love on 'Exmoor Day'

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 18 September 2020.

  • The countdown is on to the Keswick to Threlkeld railway trail reopening

    Lake District National Park

    The £7.9 million project to reconnect the much loved Keswick to Threlkeld railway trail is nearing completion with only two months to go to its long awaited reopening.

    Posted: 17 September 2020.

  • Internationally renowned glassmakers Gillies Jones celebrate 25th anniversary at the Inspired by… gallery, Danby, with A Portrait of Place

    North York Moors National Park

    An internationally renowned team of glassmakers based in the heart of the North York Moors National Park will exhibit work at Danby’s Inspired by… gallery this autumn to mark 25 years of living and working in the National Park.

    Posted: 17 September 2020.

  • Breeding success for raptors in Peak District uplands

    Peak District National Park

    In its 2020 Interim Report, the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative (BOPI) has announced encouraging breeding successes for several raptor species in the moorland areas of the Peak District, thanks to collaboration between landowners, gamekeepers and raptor workers during COVID-19.

    Posted: 16 September 2020.

  • Statement regarding fatal incident on the River Bure

    Broads National Park

    A fatal incident occurred on the River Bure on Tuesday 15 September, resulting in the tragic death of a man in his 20s.

    Posted: 16 September 2020.

  • Lowestoft railway station unveils new mural

    Broads National Park

    A new Broads mural has been unveiled to brighten up the surroundings at Lowestoft train station.

    Posted: 14 September 2020.

  • Dales farmers meet Ministers in hay meadow

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Farmers Paul Hunter and Caroline Harrison met Farming Minister Victoria Prentis and Chancellor and local MP Rishi Sunak in the Yorkshire Dales National Park this morning. Paul and Caroline are two of 18 farmers in Wensleydale and Coverdale who are piloting a ‘payment by results’ agri-environment scheme, in which they get paid for conserving either […] The post Dales farmers meet Ministers in hay meadow appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 11 September 2020.

  • Capture the enchanting beauty of autumn in the South Downs National Park

    South Downs National Park

    Golden caramel fields, rusty red leaves, purple heathers and gorgeous pink sunsets – all the spectacular colours that make autumn special. As the South Downs National Park prepares to put on its annual dazzling display, people are being encouraged to capture the enchanting beauty of autumn as the deadline looms for this year’s Photography Competition. The contest launched in June and, with the clock counting down to the deadline of 23 October, the changing of the seasons is a great time to explore the National Park with a camera. The contest is offering a first prize of £250 to the

    Posted: 11 September 2020.

  • Major recruitment drive for people to help shape National Park

    South Downs National Park

    An exciting opportunity has come up to help shape the future of the National Park and make it an even better place for everyone. The National Park Authority is launching a major recruitment drive for volunteers to join the Citizens Panel – an important community-based panel made up of people living in or near the National Park. Since 2017, hundreds of people have joined the panel and work with the National Park Authority on key issues around activities, events, volunteering, campaigns and community work. The panel helps to determine what issues are important to residents and what the authority and

    Posted: 11 September 2020.

  • Inspiring new sculpture trail brings stories of precious South Downs heaths to life

    South Downs National Park

    Intricate pieces of art that tell the story of the history, wildlife and people of heathlands have been unveiled and are now ready to be explored. Inspired by stories from communities and drawing upon sources as diverse as the poet Tennyson and a 391-year-old local map, the educational trail links seven precious heathland sites in the National Park. The Heathlands Sculpture Trail aims to encourage people to visit their local heathland and learn more about them – as well explore other heaths in the area. The beautiful sandstone carvings tell the story of why heaths are so important – as

    Posted: 11 September 2020.