Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Craven Parish Member vacancy

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    A parish councillor or chair of a parish meeting with a passion for the Yorkshire Dales National Park is needed to sit on the board of the National Park Authority. They would represent the 25 parishes in the Craven East part of the National Park (see below). All parish councillors and chairs of parish meetings […] The post Craven Parish Member vacancy appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 10 September 2020.

  • Temporary closures on Monsal Trail for conservation and essential safety work

    Peak District National Park

    The Peak District National Park Authority is asking people to be aware that sections of the Monsal Trail will be closed from Monday September 28, for two weeks, on Monday to Friday only.

    Posted: 9 September 2020.

  • Equine rangers are relaunched

    South Downs National Park

    A dedicated team of equine rangers have been relaunched by Sussex Police and partners to help tackle a rise in rural crime. The Sussex Equine Rangers now have 14 volunteers who will be tackling rural crime and anti-social behaviour in collaboration with Sussex Police’s newly-formed Rural Crime Team. The team of specially trained horse riders have swung back into action to help combat the rise in rural crime during lockdown and beyond. The team was originally launched in 2015 as a pilot project. Rural crime has risen in the last six months by 20 per cent, increasing from 429 incidents

    Posted: 9 September 2020.

  • More Hen Harriers Being Bred While Raptor Persecution Continues

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Natural England has recorded the best year for hen harrier breeding in England since its hen harrier recovery project was established in 2002, with 60 chicks fledged from 19 nests across Northumberland, Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria and Lancashire in early summer 2020. Ian McPherson, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Member Champion for Natural Environment, said: “It’s great […] The post More Hen Harriers Being Bred While Raptor Persecution Continues appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 9 September 2020.

  • Mountain Rescuers Ask People To Be Adventure Smart

    Northumberland National Park

    Northumberland National Park and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Teams along with Northumbria Police, Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service, Northumberland National Park Authority and Forestry England are asking hill goers and climbers to be adventure smart. “Over recent weeks,” said Chief Superintendent Janice Hutton, “Northumbria Police has received a number of calls into their control […] The page Mountain Rescuers Ask People To Be Adventure Smart first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 8 September 2020.

  • Five Autumn walks in the South Downs

    South Downs National Park

    The South Downs is a beautiful place to explore at any time of the year, but there’s something really special about enjoying a walk in the countryside in the autumn, with misty mornings and the crunch of frosted fallen leaves under your feet. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite walks to enjoy this Autumn, you can find all of these and more on our Walking page. Our walking and cycling trails can also be downloaded on ViewRanger, an Android and iOS app, which makes them even easier to follow and saves your printer ink. Arundel [caption id="attachment_42039" align="alignright"

    Posted: 6 September 2020.

  • Lake District National Park Authority announces financial plan to secure future

    Lake District National Park

    This week, Members of the National Park Authority agreed to open a consultation on proposals to make the financial savings required to secure future services and practical work across the National Park. Like many organisations and businesses, the National Park Authority has been financially impacted by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, leading to a budget deficit of £1.2m for 2021/22.

    Posted: 4 September 2020.

  • Park Talk: Walk for the good of your health

    Cairngorms National Park

    By Dr Gaener Rodger, CNPA Board Member We should have been celebrating Wee Walks Week in the Cairngorms… The post Park Talk: Walk for the good of your health appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 3 September 2020.

  • National Park offers ‘trees for free’ as part of COVID-19 recovery fund

    North York Moors National Park

    Landowners within the North York Moors National Park are being given the opportunity to have trees planted on their land for free, as part of a new fund set up in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Posted: 3 September 2020.

  • Mighty Kett’s Oak given a health boost thanks to tree experts and nature’s medicine

    Broads National Park

    It's hoped that Broads biochar will help to improve the health of Norfolk's most famous tree

    Posted: 1 September 2020.

  • New Members for New Forest National Park Authority

    New Forest National Park

    The New Forest National Park Authority has announced three new appointments to its board. Victoria Mander joins the Authority as a member today (1 September), replacing Oliver Crosthwaite-Eyre after his term ended on 31 August. Victoria is a wildlife conservationist whose love and knowledge of the New Forest began in childhood. She has been appointed […] The post New Members for New Forest National Park Authority appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 1 September 2020.

  • Statement regarding incident at Great Yarmouth Yacht Station

    Broads National Park

    On Wednesday 19 August a tragic incident resulted in the death of a woman in her 30s.

    Posted: 1 September 2020.

  • New bridge for Cringley Bottom

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Rangers and volunteers have built a new footbridge on the Coast-to-Coast route in Swaledale, replacing a bridge that was swept away in the devastating 2019 summer floods. The sturdy new crossing at Cringley Bottom is fit for walkers, cyclists and horse riders and has been built with the help of a donation from the Swaledale […] The post New bridge for Cringley Bottom appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 1 September 2020.

  • New Forest Ambassadors swing into action to help care for the National Park

    New Forest National Park

    Over 240 people have signed up to become New Forest National Park Ambassadors since the scheme was launched last month. The scheme was set up by the National Park Authority and parish councils after local people said they wanted to get involved more in helping to care for the Forest’s internationally-important landscape and its wildlife. […] The post New Forest Ambassadors swing into action to help care for the National Park appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 28 August 2020.

  • ‘Yes’ and ‘no’ for housing developments in Park

    Cairngorms National Park

    An application for 20 new houses in Nethybridge has been refused planning permission, while two applications for homes… The post ‘Yes’ and ‘no’ for housing developments in Park appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 28 August 2020.