Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Say hello to your new shop

    Peak District National Park

    Over recent months, we've been busy working on a new online shop – and we're overjoyed to now share this with you.

    Posted: 17 July 2020.

  • Northumberland National Park Authority Approve Plans for Rural Housing Developments

    Northumberland National Park

    The Northumberland National Park Authority Board have approved a suite of policies for the future development of the Park, including increased flexibility around housing developments and conversions within the National Park. During their authority meeting on Wednesday, the board were presented with their revised Local Plan, a key document in helping shape the future of […] The page Northumberland National Park Authority Approve Plans for Rural Housing Developments first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 16 July 2020.

  • National Park Authority seeks steps to resolve former pub dilemma

    North York Moors National Park

    Members of the North York Moors National Park Authority have deferred a proposed planning application to change a former pub in Fadmoor into a combination of holiday lets and local needs housing.

    Posted: 16 July 2020.

  • Live Planning Committee meetings – July update

    New Forest National Park

    The live Planning Committee meeting was held at 10am on 21 July 2020. Click here for the recording. The recording is available for one month – until the August Planning meeting. In April we held the first ever live streamed Planning Committee meeting – and the first in any National Park Authority. The aim is […] The post Live Planning Committee meetings – July update appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 15 July 2020.

  • Extreme litter picking in the Peak District National Park

    Peak District National Park

    Litter hotspots in some of the Peak District’s most challenging terrain are being targeted in a new initiative by national park rangers.

    Posted: 15 July 2020.

  • More people love the Cairngorms National Park as it ‘re-opens’

    Cairngorms National Park

    As the Cairngorms National Park emerges from the Covid-19 lockdown, and prepares to welcome visitors again today (Wednesday… The post More people love the Cairngorms National Park as it ‘re-opens’ appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 15 July 2020.

  • Rothbury Coffee House to Open in Former National Park Visitor Centre

    Northumberland National Park

    A former Northumberland National Park visitor centre in Rothbury is about to commence its next chapter with the opening of Bewick’s Kitchen & Coffee House this weekend. Church House, which remains a base for the Northumberland National Park Authority, Forestry England and Northumbria Police will now be sharing the 140-year-old building with the new coffee […] The page Rothbury Coffee House to Open in Former National Park Visitor Centre first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 14 July 2020.

  • Open-top Tour returns – social distancing from above!

    New Forest National Park

    Visitors to the New Forest will soon have the chance to enjoy the very best views of the spectacular National Park – thanks to the return of the popular New Forest Tour. From Saturday 18 July to Monday 31 August, Morebus and Bluestar – in partnership with the New Forest National Park Authority – is […] The post Open-top Tour returns – social distancing from above! appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 10 July 2020.

  • The New Forest code

    New Forest National Park

    Six organisations have come together to launch a new code to help protect the landscape, livestock and wildlife of the New Forest. The New Forest code focuses on nine simple ways visitors and residents can help care for this unique place. It has been put together by the New Forest National Park Authority with partners […] The post The New Forest code appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 10 July 2020.

  • A word from our chief executive, Sarah Fowler

    Peak District National Park

    Our chief executive Sarah Fowler shares her thanks to those who have been taking care of the Peak District and reflects on the role our national parks will play as many of our facilities re-open.

    Posted: 10 July 2020.

  • New TV documentary on the ‘wild and remote’ North York Moors to air soon

    North York Moors National Park

    The North York Moors National Park, a landscaped renowned for its heather-clad uplands, ancient woodlands and dramatic coastline will be the focus of a much-anticipated new BBC Two documentary.

    Posted: 10 July 2020.

  • Securing the history and heritage of commoning in the New Forest

    New Forest National Park

    Fascinating accounts of commoning life have been brought together in a new collection of memories and photographs. Through Our Ancestors’ Eyes features the stories of 20 families and hundreds of photographs depicting commoning, forestry and agriculture in the Forest. The project was part of Our Past, Our Future, a £4.4 million Landscape Partnership Scheme for […] The post Securing the history and heritage of commoning in the New Forest appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 9 July 2020.

  • PARK TALK – July 2020

    Cairngorms National Park

    It’s good to see visitors returning to the Cairngorms National Park. Our economy is heavily reliant on tourism… The post PARK TALK – July 2020 appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 9 July 2020.

  • Thumbs up for Brockhole reopening

    Lake District National Park

    The weather couldn’t dampen the excitement as the Lake District Visitor Centre, Brockhole on Windermere, reopened on Saturday following the lockdown.

    Posted: 6 July 2020.