Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • 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.

  • National Park calls for people to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives

    Lake District National Park

    The Lake District National Park Authority is urging people to avoid travel and remain at home in a plea to help protect its rural communities during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Posted: 23 March 2020.

  • Statement from the Snowdonia National Park Authority

    Snowdonia National Park

    Following the busiest visitor weekend in living memory in Snowdonia the National Park Authority will today take further measures to protect rural communities and vital services from the spread of the Coronavirus. In co-operation with the police and local authorities the Snowdonia National Park Authority will close all its main car parks and is also exploring options to close down the most popular mountains and sites if the situation continues.

    Posted: 23 March 2020.

  • SNPA calls on Government to institute clearer measures to protect rural communities

    Snowdonia National Park

    Only 24 hours after the Prime Minister issued tighter measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, Snowdonia National Park experienced its busiest ever visitor day yesterday. The National Park Authority in now calling on the government to institute clearer guidance and measures in order to ensure that the spread of the virus is slowed. Based on the unprecedented scenes in Snowdonia yesterday we fear that the current guidance is not explicit enough for people to protect themselves and others.

    Posted: 22 March 2020.

  • Broads Briefing - March 2020

    Broads National Park

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

    Posted: 20 March 2020.

  • Coronavirus and the Broads

    Broads National Park

    The Broads Authority has issued a response to the Coronavirus crisis.

    Posted: 18 March 2020.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    Snowdonia National Park

    In light of the current situation with Covid-19 and in line with government guidelines, we are in the process of making adaptations to our services. Our priority in these difficult times is the health of our staff and volunteers and looking after the communities and business in and around the National Park.

    Posted: 18 March 2020.

  • Visiting the Peak District during Covid-19 - your easy guide

    Peak District National Park

    The latest information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to the Peak District National Park.

    Posted: 17 March 2020.

  • Traditional Lake District barns saved from dereliction thanks to new grant

    Lake District National Park

    A Lake District barn in Longsleddale is amongst the first in the country to benefit from a pilot grant to sensitively repair the building for continued agricultural use and to preserve the appearance of the surrounding cultural landscape.

    Posted: 13 March 2020.

  • Discover dark sky magic on How Hill night walk

    Broads National Park

    Our 2020 How Hill Night Walk is shaping up to be the best yet.

    Posted: 11 March 2020.

  • Take the lead in the Lake District this lambing season

    Lake District National Park

    As the first signs of spring are starting to show in the Lake District, it’s essential to keep dogs under control while out in the countryside as lambing season approaches.

    Posted: 6 March 2020.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Discover National Parks fortnight 2019

    National Parks UK

    Discover National Parks is a two-week celebration across the UK with events and experiences running throughout the Easter holidays.

    Posted: 21 November 2019.

  • Funding available for Community Projects

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    Brecon Beacons National Park Authority is urging local community groups to apply for funding for their projects.  The Sustainable Development Fund totalling £200,000 a year, is offered to community projects that develop and test ways of achieving a more sustainable way of living in the countryside and helps improve the quality of life. At a […]

    Posted: 18 October 2018.