Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Lake District communities are banking on you to stay at home this holiday weekend

    Lake District National Park

    Cumbria has one of the highest coronavirus infection rates in the UK and ignoring the government’s stay at home guidance this bank holiday weekend will cost lives. This stark warning comes from the Lake District National Park Authority, Cumbria Police and Cumbria County Council as they report an increase in the number of people travelling to and around the National Park.

    Posted: 6 May 2020.

  • Be a good egg this Easter - help keep the Lake District safe

    Lake District National Park

    Ahead of the Easter weekend, Lake District voices have come together to plead for people not to travel to the national park for a day trip or to visit holiday homes.

    Posted: 7 April 2020.

  • 'Please don’t leave your home to come to ours' urge Lake District farmers

    Lake District National Park

    The Lake District National Park Authority along with Cumbria Police, the National Trust, NFU and Farmer Network are reminding people to remain at home during the Coronavirus pandemic and avoid walking through farm yards and near people’s homes.

    Posted: 30 March 2020.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brecon loses a Beacon

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we must announce, that through the emergence of new technological data, we have lost one of our Beacons.  Perhaps, sticking to Welsh Folklore and Myth, which we are accustomed to in the Brecon Beacons, it would be more apt to state that one of our […]

    Posted: 22 August 2018.

  • Work Experience at National Park

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    Nine local young adults have been given the opportunity to spend four days at Brecon Beacons National Park and gain experience within a range of vocational activities. The work experience program is part of a National Lottery Funded project taking place at the Glynneath Gunpowder Works at Pontneddfechan that is being managed and implemented by […]

    Posted: 13 August 2018.

  • National Park Authority elects new Chair

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Brecon Beacons National Park Authority took place on Monday 30th July at the Authority Head Offices in Brecon.  Mr. Ed Evans, a Welsh Government appointed member was unanimously voted in as the new Chair of the Authority and Councillor Gareth Ratcliffe as Deputy Chair. There were other key appointments […]

    Posted: 31 July 2018.

  • Community Groups in All Wales ITV Final

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority has been working closely with Brecon Active Inclusion Group and Cardiff People First and they have both reached the final of a national competition.  They now need the support of the local community. Now in its 13th year, the Big Lottery Fund, ITV and National Lottery have teamed up […]

    Posted: 24 April 2018.

  • World’s Oldest Female Skydiver Inspires Brecon

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    Last week, Dilys Price OBE, the world’s oldest female skydiver, visited Brecon and made an inspirational speech at the Active Aging event held at Brecon Leisure Centre. Care and Repair organised the free event in partnership with Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, Freedom Leisure, Powys Integrated Sports and it was supported by John Lewis.  The […]

    Posted: 26 March 2018.

  • Brecon Beacons’ Awarded as ‘Best Destination’ in National Awards

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    Brecon Beacons was awarded as Wales’ ‘Best Destination’ at The National Tourism Awards for Wales 2018, held at the Celtic Manor. Organised by Visit Wales, The National Tourism Awards for Wales celebrates the very best of Wales’ tourism by showcasing the country’s tourism businesses and industry’s achievements. Brecon Beacons National Park Authority and Brecon Beacons […]

    Posted: 14 March 2018.

  • Crafty Christmas at Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    The Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre will swing into Christmas spirit on the evening of Tuesday 5th December in partnership with Beacons View Tearoom, hosting their ‘Crafty Christmas’ event. Crafty Christmas will run from 6pm until 9pm, with free parking and no entry charge.  The Visitor Centre will be offering a range of arts […]

    Posted: 28 November 2017.

  • Gunpowder Works becomes Classroom for School Children!

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    Children from Penderyn Primary School were given the chance to learn about the industrial past at the remains of the Gunpowder Works near Pontneddfechan. Education Officers from Brecon Beacons National Park Authority led the children on a walk around the heritage site, encouraging them to connect with the past and to also develop their knowledge […]

    Posted: 24 November 2017.