Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Breeding Birds Surveys – Peak District moorlands, update

    Peak District National Park

    The following statement has been released by Moors for the Future Partnership and Natural England, following the publication of bird surveys in October 2019:

    Posted: 20 December 2019.

  • ‘Forgotten’ view unveiled in the Western Lakes

    Lake District National Park

    People visiting Stanley Ghyll, in Eskdale, this winter can now catch a glimpse of an iconic, historic view which has been cleared for the first time since the Victorian era.

    Posted: 18 December 2019.

  • Volunteers brave the elements to plant sphagnum moss

    Peak District National Park

    A major planting project in the Staffordshire Moorlands will help to improve water quality and create more species-rich moors. Staff and volunteers from the South West Peak Landscape Partnership took part in a week-long sphagnum moss planting project.

    Posted: 16 December 2019.

  • National Park’s archaeologist Eleanor Kingston digs to scoop gold award

    Lake District National Park

    The Lake District National Park Authority’s lead archaeologist, Eleanor Kingston, has been awarded ‘Community Archaeologist of the Year’ at a prestigious national excellence awards ceremony.

    Posted: 12 December 2019.

  • First projects receive funding through new Peak District National Park Foundation

    Peak District National Park

    Wildlife, hedgerow conservation and hydro electricity projects are the first to benefit from funds through the new Peak District National Park Foundation. Grants have been awarded through the Foundation’s #70kfor70 campaign, which launched during National Parks Week in April.

    Posted: 9 December 2019.

  • New National Park ‘Ambassador’ centres are bringing the story of the Peak District to life for the region’s young people

    Peak District National Park

    A range of outdoor activity, education and residential centres from around the region have become Peak District National Park ‘Ambassador Centres’.

    Posted: 5 December 2019.

  • Peak District is breath of fresh air for refugees and asylum seekers

    Peak District National Park

    Refugees and asylum seekers pulled on their wellies to enjoy their first experience of the Peak District National Park. The visit was organised by Peak District National Park ranger Sally Wheal and colleagues Rob Kenning and Pete Bush, along with Derby-based charity Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity (DRS).

    Posted: 4 December 2019.

  • Helvellyn Assessors celebrate ‘White Friday’ winter season launch

    Lake District National Park

    While many people are looking for today’s Black Friday deals, the Lake District’s three Fell Top Assessors are hoping for some of the white stuff.

    Posted: 29 November 2019.

  • 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.

  • UK National Parks Volunteer Awards 2019

    National Parks UK

    Posted: 16 November 2019.

  • Taster day to offer preview of Pathways volunteering project

    Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

    The Pathways volunteering project, which helps people aged 16 and above to improve their health and wellbeing as they gain new experiences and skills through practical activity outdoors, is holding a taster day to recruit more volunteers in North Pem

    Posted: 15 November 2018.

  • Find Christmas magic and more at Carew Castle and Oriel y Parc

    Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

    Whether you're looking for great Christmas gifts or want to visit Santa in his Grotto, two of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority's top visitor attractions are holding events that can help you get your festive fix.

    Posted: 15 November 2018.

  • 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.

  • New discoveries to be made at National Park Archaeology Day

    Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

    The 2018 Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Archaeology Day will reveal fresh findings from some of the area's wellknown historic monuments, as well as information on newly discovered sites.

    Posted: 18 October 2018.

  • Frightening half term and Halloween fun awaits at National Park attractions

    Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

    The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority's three visitor attractions will all be hosting Halloweenthemed activities and events this October half term, with ghostly goings on and terrifying treats for the whole family to enjoy.

    Posted: 16 October 2018.