Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Broads Briefing - January 2020

    Broads National Park

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

    Posted: 7 February 2020.

  • Planning decision for National Park Authority-owned camping and caravan site

    Peak District National Park

    The Peak District National Park Authority’s planning committee today (Friday 7 February) granted planning permission for a touring camping and caravan site at Brosterfield, near the village of Foolow, in Derbyshire.

    Posted: 7 February 2020.

  • Defra seeks to appoint new Members to YDNPA

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is looking for two ‘passionate and committed’ individuals to join the board of Members of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA).  The vacancies have arisen because current Members Jocelyn Manners-Armstrong, from Dent, and Judith Donovan, from Kirkby Malzeard, are reaching the end of their four-year […] The post Defra seeks to appoint new Members to YDNPA appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 4 February 2020.

  • From artisan glass-makers, to award-winning textile artist – sneak peek of up-and-coming exhibitions at National Park gallery

    North York Moors National Park

    With an exciting and vibrant series of exhibitions set to come to the beautiful Inspired by…gallery near Danby, art lovers are being given the opportunity to catch a first glimpse of some of the celebrated pieces soon to be on show.

    Posted: 4 February 2020.

  • Yorkshire Dales made accessible to electric car users

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    The first public electric vehicle charging points have opened in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Pod Point units capable of charging two vehicles simultaneously have come into service at National Park Authority car parks at Aysgarth Falls, Grassington and Hawes. The ‘fast’-rated 7kw machines are compatible with all electric vehicles and are expected to be […] The post Yorkshire Dales made accessible to electric car users appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 3 February 2020.

  • Community invited to ‘make a difference’ by taking part in National Park’s tree planting day

    North York Moors National Park

    The Ryevitalise Landscape Partnership is on the hunt for members of the public to help plant hundreds of trees as part of an ambitious project to improve water quality and restore biodiversity along the River Rye and its tributaries.

    Posted: 30 January 2020.

  • New Scheme Urges Shoppers to Buy Local

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 30 January 2020.

  • Path improvements mean it’s easier than ever to explore Ullswater

    Lake District National Park

    Improvement works have recently been completed at either end of the Ullswater Valley to make these paths more accessible than ever.

    Posted: 30 January 2020.

  • Planning a bright future for Snowdonia through Cynllun Eryri

    Snowdonia National Park

    From 3 February – 13 March 2020 the new National Park Partnership Plan called Cynllun Eryri (pronounced “cun-thl-een err-uhh-ree”) will be open for final public consultation. It sets out in detail how we will work together to look after the Park and the things that make it unique for future generations, from it’s very northern tip where the mountains meet the sea at Penmaen-bach, to its southernmost point of Aberdyfi.

    Posted: 30 January 2020.

  • Approvals and refusals at CNPA planning meeting

    Cairngorms National Park

    The Planning Committee of the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) has given the go ahead for 15 new… The post Approvals and refusals at CNPA planning meeting appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 24 January 2020.

  • Successful Appeal Bridges the Gap

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 21 January 2020.

  • £65,000 available for local projects

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Pilgrim guidebooks, timber glamping pods and natural flood management measures are the three latest projects to receive funding from the National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) – but there is still £65,000 left in the pot for this financial year and fresh applications are being invited.  The SDF can support projects that help businesses […] The post £65,000 available for local projects appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 14 January 2020.

  • Llwytmor peatland on the Carneddau to benefit from restoration work

    Snowdonia National Park

    Our peatlands act as a massive carbon store; but on the blanket bogs of Llwytmor and Foel-Grach on the Carneddau, large-scale erosion is risking releasing large amounts of carbon into our atmosphere and water courses. Now, thanks to funding from the Welsh Peatlands Sustainable Management Scheme (SMS) project and in collaboration with the National Trust and Aber and Llanfairfechan Graziers Society, peatland restoration work is about to commence on site.

    Posted: 14 January 2020.

  • Enjoy a new view in the Lake District in 2020

    Lake District National Park

    As a new decade dawns, the Lake District National Park Authority is encouraging people to get out in the Park and take in a new view to improve health, fitness and wellbeing.

    Posted: 7 January 2020.

  • Hedge re-laid in the Howgills

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Syke Farm in Howgill near Sedbergh can boast of a freshly laid hedge, after hosting the twelfth annual Yorkshire Dales National Park Hedge Laying Competition. Organised by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority in partnership with the Lancashire and Westmorland Hedge Laying Association, the event on Saturday 4 January attracted 13 competitors across four classes. […] The post Hedge re-laid in the Howgills appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 6 January 2020.