Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Every reptile counts in the Broads

    Broads National Park

    An ongoing summer survey is helping to record and protect reptile species.

    Posted: 26 June 2020.

  • Records needed of swifts in National Park

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    A second appeal has been made for records of swift nest sites or ‘screaming parties’ in the Yorkshire Dales National Park – now that the peak time for this ‘thrilling bird’ has arrived. On the eve of UK Swift Awareness Week (starting tomorrow 27 June), the National Park Authority said the response to an invitation […] The post Records needed of swifts in National Park appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 26 June 2020.

  • Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site leads the way on sustainable development and creates value for local communities

    Lake District National Park

    Published today (25 June 2020) by the UK National Commission for UNESCO, new research shows UNESCO projects can help build a greener, more equal and more peaceful world, while also creating financial value.

    Posted: 25 June 2020.

  • ‘Voices From The Peak’ is at Buxton Fringe Festival

    Peak District National Park

    The innovative audio artwork Voices From The Peak is being broadcast as part of the Buxton Fringe (July 1 to 19).

    Posted: 25 June 2020.

  • ELM Webinars for farmers and land managers

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    The Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme is the cornerstone of the new agricultural policy for England. ELM is founded on the principle of “public money for public goods”. DEFRA want to hear your views about ELM policy and design and have re-opened the ELM policy discussion document (PDD) for responses. It will remain open until […] The post ELM Webinars for farmers and land managers appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 24 June 2020.

  • New Forest retailers come out in force to back ban on BBQs

    New Forest National Park

    Two weeks, three villages,18 stores BBQ-free After just two weeks,18 stores have already shown support for a BBQ-free New Forest by withdrawing disposable BBQs from sale. It means that the three main New Forest villages of Ashurst, Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst are all now disposable BBQ-free. Retailers large and small across the Forest and beyond are […] The post New Forest retailers come out in force to back ban on BBQs appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 24 June 2020.

  • Grassland Mini Beasts

    Northumberland National Park

    Summertime and the grass is long and may seem at first glance that not much is living in it – but take a closer look and a whole new miniature world exists, just waiting to be discovered. One way to observe is to simply get down close and look. This will reveal some creatures, but […] The page Grassland Mini Beasts first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 24 June 2020.

  • Results show ‘small win’ for Turtle Doves in National Park, but more needed to prevent extinction

    North York Moors National Park

    Surveys carried out by staff and volunteers for the North York Moors National Park Authority have indicated that Turtle Dove numbers within the National Park have remained relatively consistent for the last four years.

    Posted: 23 June 2020.

  • Case study reveals lasting success of affordable homes project in National Park

    North York Moors National Park

    Residents from an award-winning affordable homes scheme in the North York Moors National Park have spoken out about how the project has benefitted their lives, seven years after it was first developed.

    Posted: 22 June 2020.

  • Call for better governance arrangements

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    **UPDATE on 30 June 2020: The proposals were adopted today at the full Authority meeting by a vote of 17-5. Proposals to improve the governance of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority will be considered at a full meeting of the Authority on Tuesday 30 June.   The changes, recommended by the Authority’s Audit & Review […] The post Call for better governance arrangements appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 22 June 2020.

  • The May Bug

    Northumberland National Park

    Going by many names, The Common Cockchafer or May Bug is an amazing creature. It is perhaps the most conspicuous, not to mention the largest species of the 90 Scarab Beetles that can be found throughout Britain. Adult May Bugs can be found resting in and around various shrubs, trees and hedgerows, most commonly in […] The page The May Bug first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 22 June 2020.

  • Lake District Chairman announced as new National Parks England Chair

    Lake District National Park

    Mike McKinley, Chair of the Lake District National Park Authority, has this week been announced as the new Chair of National Parks England, the organisation representing all ten English National Parks.

    Posted: 16 June 2020.

  • National Park appoints new boss eager to bring ‘expertise and passion’

    North York Moors National Park

    Tom Hind, an experienced and respected figure from the rural sector, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the North York Moors National Park Authority. Tom brings with him a strong track record of leadership and strategy development and a great personal commitment to outdoor recreation and nature. He replaces Andy Wilson who is retiring after 20 years at the helm.

    Posted: 15 June 2020.

  • Light at the end of the tunnel in Keswick to Threlkeld Reconnection Project

    Lake District National Park

    Work is progressing well on the £7.9 million Lake District National Park Authority led project to reconnect the much loved Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail.

    Posted: 12 June 2020.