Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Statement on bearded vulture in the Peak District

    Peak District National Park

    Sarah Fowler, chief executive of the Peak District National Park said: “In a year that was already written into the history books by the unusual and unprecedented, no-one in the Peak District expected our skies to be graced by one of Europe’s most magnificent and rarest birds.

    Posted: 7 August 2020.

  • Most asked: Kathryn Steele, Support Services Officer

    South Downs National Park

    Can you tell us a little about what you do? Day to day it can be quite diverse, Support Services support projects and other teams across the park as well as managing reception and the Visitor Centre. Projects for me include events, the photo competition and forums. A large part of my role is Volunteer Support – supporting the volunteer team, rangers and over 300 volunteers. This includes registering new volunteers, organising training, finance and clothing. What do you think helped you to bag this position? I think that showing enthusiasm for the role and the park helped. I have

    Posted: 6 August 2020.

  • Most asked: Anooshka Rawden, Cultural Heritage Lead

    South Downs National Park

    Can you tell us a little about what you do? I develop projects and support initiatives that help cultural heritage in the National park to thrive, and which help more people feel connected to creativity and culture. What is a typical day like for you? Prior to Covid-19, much of the job was about getting out and about – meeting people from heritage organisations to find out what current issues and opportunities they face, and finding ways to support the areas of their work that align with our own priorities. At the heart of the role is partnership, and that

    Posted: 6 August 2020.

  • Most asked: Charles Winchester, South Downs National Park Ranger

    South Downs National Park

    Can you tell us a little about what you do? I’m a Ranger for the South Downs National Park. I have a ‘patch’, or area, of the Park that I’m responsible for, and within that area I work with a range of partners – from farmers, to large estates, to other conservation organisations, like the RSPB and the National Trust – to conserve and enhance the amazing and diverse landscape of the South Downs. Which in practical terms might mean leading a conservation volunteer group to clear invasive scrub from a heathland, organising contractors to help re-profile and re-wild a

    Posted: 6 August 2020.

  • Advice for the weekend – if it’s busy, move on!

    Cairngorms National Park

    Ahead of what looks like another weekend of good weather, the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) is urging… The post Advice for the weekend – if it’s busy, move on! appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 6 August 2020.

  • Road trip to the Edge of Empire, by bus

    Northumberland National Park

    Operating daily throughout the summer, the Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus, with the appropriately listed service number: AD122 (the year in which the Wall was built) is not just a means of travel to get up to Wall, it is a really enjoyable experience in its own right; allowing you to site back with no worries, […] The page Road trip to the Edge of Empire, by bus first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 5 August 2020.

  • Historic trees have been protected in the Peak District National Park

    Peak District National Park

    Work has taken place to protect an historic avenue of trees in the Peak District National Park which will ensure the public can enjoy them for years to come.

    Posted: 5 August 2020.

  • Broads Briefing - August 2020

    Broads National Park

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

    Posted: 5 August 2020.

  • Farmers ‘score’ hay meadows as part of trial scheme

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Twelve Dales farmers participating in a pilot payment scheme have surveyed the species-richness of their traditional hay meadows – and submitted score sheets for potentially the last time.  The farming scheme in Wensleydale and Coverdale – now in its fifth and final year – is paying the farmers according to the results they produce; the […] The post Farmers ‘score’ hay meadows as part of trial scheme appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 3 August 2020.

  • Weekly list of active planning applications – 3 August 2020

    Cairngorms National Park

    You can view all currently active Planning applications and the deadline dates for Public Comments on a  weekly list here… The post Weekly list of active planning applications – 3 August 2020 appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 3 August 2020.

  • Broads Authority Rangers celebrated this World Ranger Day

    Broads National Park

    Today we are celebrating the amazing work that Rangers and Ranger Volunteers do in the Broads.

    Posted: 31 July 2020.

  • Resignation of Deputy Convener

    Cairngorms National Park

    “On Wednesday 29th July, Geva Blackett tendered her resignation as Deputy Convener of the CNPA Board. I would… The post Resignation of Deputy Convener appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 31 July 2020.

  • Pat on the back for Park rangers on World Ranger Day

    Cairngorms National Park

    Rangers working in the Cairngorms National Park are here to provide a warm welcome to visitors and support… The post Pat on the back for Park rangers on World Ranger Day appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 31 July 2020.

  • Two new members for the board of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have appointed two new members to the board of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) replacing Jocelyn Manners-Armstrong and Judith Donovan who both reached the end of their four-year terms. They are Mark Corner and Derek Twine. Mark Corner Mark Corner is a trustee and former […] The post Two new members for the board of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 30 July 2020.

  • Children’s amazing artistry culminates in special celebratory postcards

    South Downs National Park

    Colourful postcards featuring artwork from young artists have been unveiled to mark the 10th birthday of the South Downs National Park. Earlier this year the National Park teamed up with music, art and drama festival MADhurst to organise a children’s wildlife art competition. Scores of children from across the South East took part – many of whom were staying at home during the lockdown. [caption id="attachment_48390" align="aligncenter" width="1380"] Winning artwork from the competition[/caption] The winner in the under-5 category is Harry Whitbread with his barn owl artwork, while the 6-8 category has been won by Rufus Robertson with his depiction

    Posted: 29 July 2020.