Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Retailers come out in force to back the #BBQFreeNewForest campaign and protect the New Forest

    New Forest National Park

    Over 50 retailers have removed disposable barbecues from sale in a bid to protect the New Forest National Park from being destroyed by fire. More than half the National Park is internationally protected because of its rare wildlife yet large numbers of disposable barbecues have been used while the Forest is at high risk of […] The post Retailers come out in force to back the #BBQFreeNewForest campaign and protect the New Forest appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 20 July 2020.

  • National Park unveils ‘wild’ award for families this summer

    North York Moors National Park

    The North York Moors National Park Authority is excited to announce the launch of an award designed to help families discover and explore wild places.

    Posted: 20 July 2020.

  • Say hello to your new shop

    Peak District National Park

    Over recent months, we've been busy working on a new online shop – and we're overjoyed to now share this with you.

    Posted: 17 July 2020.

  • Northumberland National Park Authority Approve Plans for Rural Housing Developments

    Northumberland National Park

    The Northumberland National Park Authority Board have approved a suite of policies for the future development of the Park, including increased flexibility around housing developments and conversions within the National Park. During their authority meeting on Wednesday, the board were presented with their revised Local Plan, a key document in helping shape the future of […] The page Northumberland National Park Authority Approve Plans for Rural Housing Developments first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 16 July 2020.

  • National Park Authority seeks steps to resolve former pub dilemma

    North York Moors National Park

    Members of the North York Moors National Park Authority have deferred a proposed planning application to change a former pub in Fadmoor into a combination of holiday lets and local needs housing.

    Posted: 16 July 2020.

  • Extreme litter picking in the Peak District National Park

    Peak District National Park

    Litter hotspots in some of the Peak District’s most challenging terrain are being targeted in a new initiative by national park rangers.

    Posted: 15 July 2020.

  • Rothbury Coffee House to Open in Former National Park Visitor Centre

    Northumberland National Park

    A former Northumberland National Park visitor centre in Rothbury is about to commence its next chapter with the opening of Bewick’s Kitchen & Coffee House this weekend. Church House, which remains a base for the Northumberland National Park Authority, Forestry England and Northumbria Police will now be sharing the 140-year-old building with the new coffee […] The page Rothbury Coffee House to Open in Former National Park Visitor Centre first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 14 July 2020.

  • Open-top Tour returns – social distancing from above!

    New Forest National Park

    Visitors to the New Forest will soon have the chance to enjoy the very best views of the spectacular National Park – thanks to the return of the popular New Forest Tour. From Saturday 18 July to Monday 31 August, Morebus and Bluestar – in partnership with the New Forest National Park Authority – is […] The post Open-top Tour returns – social distancing from above! appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 10 July 2020.

  • The New Forest code

    New Forest National Park

    Six organisations have come together to launch a new code to help protect the landscape, livestock and wildlife of the New Forest. The New Forest code focuses on nine simple ways visitors and residents can help care for this unique place. It has been put together by the New Forest National Park Authority with partners […] The post The New Forest code appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 10 July 2020.

  • A word from our chief executive, Sarah Fowler

    Peak District National Park

    Our chief executive Sarah Fowler shares her thanks to those who have been taking care of the Peak District and reflects on the role our national parks will play as many of our facilities re-open.

    Posted: 10 July 2020.

  • New TV documentary on the ‘wild and remote’ North York Moors to air soon

    North York Moors National Park

    The North York Moors National Park, a landscaped renowned for its heather-clad uplands, ancient woodlands and dramatic coastline will be the focus of a much-anticipated new BBC Two documentary.

    Posted: 10 July 2020.

  • Thumbs up for Brockhole reopening

    Lake District National Park

    The weather couldn’t dampen the excitement as the Lake District Visitor Centre, Brockhole on Windermere, reopened on Saturday following the lockdown.

    Posted: 6 July 2020.

  • Broads Briefing - July 2020

    Broads National Park

    John Packman's Broads Briefing for July 2020 is now available to read.

    Posted: 3 July 2020.

  • COVID-19

    National Parks UK

    Posted: 3 July 2020.