Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • 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.

  • National Park calls for people to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives

    Lake District National Park

    The Lake District National Park Authority is urging people to avoid travel and remain at home in a plea to help protect its rural communities during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Posted: 23 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.

  • SNPA calls on Government to institute clearer measures to protect rural communities

    Snowdonia National Park

    Only 24 hours after the Prime Minister issued tighter measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, Snowdonia National Park experienced its busiest ever visitor day yesterday. The National Park Authority in now calling on the government to institute clearer guidance and measures in order to ensure that the spread of the virus is slowed. Based on the unprecedented scenes in Snowdonia yesterday we fear that the current guidance is not explicit enough for people to protect themselves and others.

    Posted: 22 March 2020.

  • Broads Briefing - March 2020

    Broads National Park

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

    Posted: 20 March 2020.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    Snowdonia National Park

    In light of the current situation with Covid-19 and in line with government guidelines, we are in the process of making adaptations to our services. Our priority in these difficult times is the health of our staff and volunteers and looking after the communities and business in and around the National Park.

    Posted: 18 March 2020.

  • Traditional Lake District barns saved from dereliction thanks to new grant

    Lake District National Park

    A Lake District barn in Longsleddale is amongst the first in the country to benefit from a pilot grant to sensitively repair the building for continued agricultural use and to preserve the appearance of the surrounding cultural landscape.

    Posted: 13 March 2020.

  • Take the lead in the Lake District this lambing season

    Lake District National Park

    As the first signs of spring are starting to show in the Lake District, it’s essential to keep dogs under control while out in the countryside as lambing season approaches.

    Posted: 6 March 2020.

  • Cynllun Eryri is here! 

    Snowdonia National Park

    We are half way through the consultation period for the new Snowdonia National Park Management Plan: Cynllun Eryri (‘Eryri’, pronounced e – ru – ree, is the Welsh name for Snowdonia; ‘Cynllun’, pronounced cyn – llin, is the Welsh word for plan).

    Posted: 25 February 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.