Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Cynllun Eryri is here! 

    Snowdonia National Park

    We are half way through the consultation period for the new Snowdonia National Park Management Plan: Cynllun Eryri (‘Eryri’, pronounced e – ru – ree, is the Welsh name for Snowdonia; ‘Cynllun’, pronounced cyn – llin, is the Welsh word for plan).

    Posted: 25 February 2020.

  • New Forest artwork exhibition and auction

    New Forest National Park

    An exhibition of art depicting the New Forest will feature the chance to bid for a painting of traditional horse logging by local artist Barry Peckham.  On a sunny few days late last autumn, the volunteers of Pondhead Conservation Trust welcomed Fleur and Celine, two working Comtois horses, to their ranks to undertake some traditional […] The post New Forest artwork exhibition and auction appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 24 February 2020.

  • New affordable homes for Cairngorms National Park

    Cairngorms National Park

    A development of twelve affordable homes and associated infrastructure on the outskirts of Boat of Garten has been… The post New affordable homes for Cairngorms National Park appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 21 February 2020.

  • Defra visit helps to inform post-Brexit farming payment design

    Broads National Park

    A new partnership recently met to help design an important payment scheme for land management.

    Posted: 20 February 2020.

  • New Guidelines for Homes on Exmoor Farms

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 19 February 2020.

  • Defra Seeks New Board Members for Exmoor National Park

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 17 February 2020.

  • Environmental scheme extended to protect New Forest

    New Forest National Park

    England’s largest agri-environment scheme has been extended for another year, meaning important conservation projects and the unique commoning system which shapes the New Forest can continue into the future. The Verderers of the New Forest Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) scheme helps to protect the New Forest National Park’s internationally-important wildlife and habitats. Launched in 2010 […] The post Environmental scheme extended to protect New Forest appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 17 February 2020.

  • Chairman speaks up for local representation

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Reducing local representation on the Board of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority would be a ‘disaster’, the Authority’s chairman, Carl Lis, has said.  He has today released a statement backing the Authority’s Audit and Review Committee, which has decided to oppose governance changes proposed in the Government-commissioned  Landscapes Review (see ‘Proposal 26’ on p.140). […] The post Chairman speaks up for local representation appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 14 February 2020.

  • Successful prosecution of speeding boater

    Broads National Park

    This week the Authority has successfully prosecuted a boater following an incident in July 2019.

    Posted: 14 February 2020.

  • Rock armour protects listed mill from flooding

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Emergency work to protect one of the finest industrial heritage sites in the Yorkshire Dales, Grinton Smelt Mill, was completed last week, only hours before Storm Ciara caused another serious flooding event in Swaledale.  Last July, floods swept away an historic, listed stone-arch culvert which covered a watercourse running adjacent to the mill.  It was […] The post Rock armour protects listed mill from flooding appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 14 February 2020.

  • Recognition for 40 years’ service as a volunteer ranger

    Peak District National Park

    A volunteer ranger has clocked up over one thousand days of volunteering and received recognition for 40 years of commitment to the Peak District National Park.

    Posted: 14 February 2020.

  • New Season's 'Exmoor Visitor' Out Now

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 13 February 2020.

  • ‘Here she is!’ Cheesemaker revealed

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Brothers from County Durham yesterday deepened the story behind one of the treasures of the Dales Countryside Museum (DCM), a nineteenth century farm account book.  Kevin and Gary Tallentire from Middleton-in-Teesdale had come across a blog about their great, great grandmother Jane Elizabeth Thwaite’s 1890s account book, which had been put on display as part […] The post ‘Here she is!’ Cheesemaker revealed appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 11 February 2020.

  • Help wanted to support ‘sensational’ theatre adaptation of multi-award winning book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris

    North York Moors National Park

    An immersive outdoor theatre performance based on Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris’ acclaimed book The Lost Words is coming to the heart of the North York Moors National Park and organisers are looking for a dedicated group of volunteers interested in theatre and performing arts to help behind the scenes.

    Posted: 10 February 2020.

  • Preserving the Waterside area’s history and heritage

    New Forest National Park

    A collaborative project between Ringwood based Forest Forge Theatre Company and the New Forest Heritage Centre in Lyndhurst, has set out on a mission to preserve the history and heritage of the Waterside area of the New Forest. In Autumn 2019, working in partnership with the New Forest Heritage Centre, Forest Forge Theatre Company invited […] The post Preserving the Waterside area’s history and heritage appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 10 February 2020.