Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • A digital delight! Explore the South Downs’ amazing art, history and culture

    South Downs National Park

    A fascinating collection of digital assets, ranging from the delightful diaries of a founding father of natural history to a virtual tour of an iconic 17th century house, are available for the public to enjoy. While most creative and cultural venues remain closed, Anooshka Rawden, Cultural Heritage Lead for the National Park, is encouraging people to connect with the heritage of the South Downs and surrounding areas – all from the comfort of their own homes. Anooshka explained: “There’s nothing quite like a visit to a museum, stately home or art gallery and having the chance to come face-to-face with

    Posted: 2 April 2020.

  • New Forest Building Design Awards 2020 winners announced

    New Forest National Park

    A wildflower-roofed building at Peppa Pig World has won the inaugural green building prize in the 2020 New Forest National Park Building Design Awards. The New Forest National Park Authority (NPA) awards recognise high quality design and the best new developments in the National Park, with residential and non-residential buildings also eligible for an award […] The post New Forest Building Design Awards 2020 winners announced appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 1 April 2020.

  • National Park thanks public after dramatic drop in travel to beauty spots

    North York Moors National Park

    The North York Moors National Park Authority would like to thank everyone who is following government advice after seeing a big reduction in people heading out into the National Park last weekend.

    Posted: 1 April 2020.

  • Peak District National Park thanks thousands for ‘staying away’ but urges rights of way remain open for local communities

    Peak District National Park

    The Peak District National Park Authority has thanked the public for 'staying away' following an impassioned campaign to help protect communities and key workers.

    Posted: 31 March 2020.

  • Thank you for staying at home

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 30 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: 30 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: 30 March 2020.

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

    Lake District National Park

    The Lake District National Park Authority along with Cumbria Police, the National Trust, NFU and Farmer Network are reminding people to remain at home during the Coronavirus pandemic and avoid walking through farm yards and near people’s homes.

    Posted: 30 March 2020.

  • ‘The threat to our seas is now’ – key message behind new art exhibition

    North York Moors National Park

    With a shared concern towards the impact of pollution on our oceans’ health, a group of artists will be taking part in a new exhibition at the Inspired by… gallery near Danby to reflect the emotional experience of seascapes and how left objects can be recycled into art.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.