Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Thank you for staying at home

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 30 March 2020.

  • Take part in the South Downs National Park’s 10th anniversary online quiz!

    South Downs National Park

    With people staying at home, we're doing a daily quiz throughout April - a fun and engaging way to learn about the South Downs National Park! The winner of the quiz will receive a hamper worth £150, full of local produce from the South Downs and helping to support local businesses. Be sure to answer the question every day to be in with the best chance of winning! Good luck everyone :) Picture by Lloyd Lane The post Take part in the South Downs National Park’s 10th anniversary online quiz! appeared first on South Downs National Park.

    Posted: 30 March 2020.

  • OutdoorsIndoors

    Northumberland National Park

    Let us bring Northumberland National Park and it’s unique, special qualities to you. From our tranquil landscapes, to our wonderful wildlife; nostalgic memories to activities with nature, connect with the Park on social media whilst you stay at home. Over the coming days and weeks, we will be showcasing the beauty of Northumberland National Park with […] The page OutdoorsIndoors first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 27 March 2020.

  • COVID-19 Update

    National Parks UK

    Posted: 27 March 2020.

  • 'Please don’t leave your home to come to ours' urge Lake District farmers

    Lake District National Park

    Posted: 27 March 2020.

  • Coronavirus update – 27 March 2020

    South Downs National Park

    These are difficult times for us all. The staff and Members at the National Park Authority are working hard to keep things as normal as possible. In line with the latest Government advice we have taken the decision to close all of our offices with immediate effect.  We will keep this page updated as circumstances change. Please use your nearest green or open space to minimise travel and avoid places that are normally busy with visitors when taking your once a day outdoor exercise, as advised by Government. Please follow the Government’s guidance on social distancing – this means you

    Posted: 27 March 2020.

  • A Prickly Affair

    Northumberland National Park

    This article was originally published in The Northumbrian Magazine and is republished with permission. Author John Steele previously worked as a long serving Northumberland National Park Ranger. While I was pondering the subject for this page one evening, into the room slid a pair of giant hedgehog slippers, with one of my daughters sleepily providing […] The page A Prickly Affair first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 27 March 2020.

  • Visitors urged not to visit daffodil hotspot to protect community

    North York Moors National Park

    Last weekend saw a surge in visitors heading to one of the North York Moors National Park’s most popular destinations at this time of year  - Farndale, but to help protect everyone, the National Park Authority is urging people to follow government advice  and avoid all nonessential travel.

    Posted: 26 March 2020.

  • Statement from the Snowdonia National Park Authority

    Snowdonia National Park

    Following the unprecedented volume of visitors last weekend at popular sites in Snowdonia, the National Park Authority and Gwynedd Council will today close the areas busiest mountains with the help of emergency Welsh Government legislation. We hope that these measures will ensure that last weekend’s unprecedented scenes will not be repeated this coming weekend.

    Posted: 25 March 2020.

  • Stay home. Save Lives

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 24 March 2020.

  • COVID-19: Latest update from the North York Moors National Park Authority

    North York Moors National Park

    The North York Moors National Park Authority has released the following statement in response to COVID-19.

    Posted: 24 March 2020.

  • Stay at home Stargazing

    Northumberland National Park

    “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars” was famously quoted by Oscar Wilde, and in times like these, the magic of stargazing can lift you out of yourself and help put things into perspective. We have had some lovely crystal evenings recently, and last night there was […] The page Stay at home Stargazing first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 23 March 2020.

  • Major initiative launches to protect our precious aquifer

    South Downs National Park

    A major five-year £500,000 project launches today to help safeguard the chalk aquifer of the South Downs that supplies water to 1.2m people and is under increasing threat from climate change. The Aquifer Partnership will work to protect groundwater in the Brighton Chalk Block from pollution, as well as increase resilience to climate change and extreme weather events that can cause flooding and drought. Led by a partnership between the South Downs National Park Authority, Brighton & Hove City Council, Southern Water, and the Environment Agency, the wide-reaching programme will work with residents, farmers, landowners, and schools across the Brighton,

    Posted: 23 March 2020.

  • National Park calls for people to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives

    Lake District National Park

    The Lake District National Park Authority is urging people to avoid travel and remain at home in a plea to help protect its rural communities during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Posted: 23 March 2020.

  • Coronavirus updates

    New Forest National Park

    27 March People warned not to travel to the New Forest The New Forest National Park Authority, Hampshire Police and partners are warning people not to travel to the New Forest for exercise this weekend. The Government has told everyone to stay at home to protect our NHS and save lives. Only essential travel is […] The post Coronavirus updates appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 23 March 2020.