Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Take part in survey to help further improve popular walking and cycling route

    South Downs National Park

    People are being invited to take part in a survey that will help shape improvements planned for a popular walking and cycling path. The Centurion Way is a 11km path between Chichester, Lavant and West Dean and follows the old dismantled Chichester to Midhurst railway line, which closed in 1991. Following the latest path upgrade in 2015 as part of a project led by the South Downs National Park Authority, plans are now afoot to extend the Centurion Way from West Dean to connect with the South Downs Way at Cocking. The short online survey is aimed at users and

    Posted: 2 July 2020.

  • New Research Unveiled on Exmoor's Rural Economy

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 2 July 2020.

  • Planning to visit? Please plan ahead and respect and care for the New Forest

    New Forest National Park

    As lockdown measures are eased from 4 July, tourism body Go New Forest and the New Forest National Park Authority are calling on holidaymakers to plan ahead and book in advance so they can enjoy their stay safely and help protect the National Park. They and other Forest organisations have launched a New Forest Code […] The post Planning to visit? Please plan ahead and respect and care for the New Forest appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 2 July 2020.

  • Dark Sky Reserve bid endorsed

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    An application for International Dark Sky Reserve status for the Yorkshire Dales National Park has been endorsed by the National Park Authority’s board, after research showed the quality of the dark sky in the Dales to be ‘exceptional’. Yesterday’s annual general meeting of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) heard that  more than 400 […] The post Dark Sky Reserve bid endorsed appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 1 July 2020.

  • The Dwyryd Estuary a step closer to a cable-free future

    Snowdonia National Park

    At a meeting of the National Park Authority’s Planning Committee today, planning consent was granted for the erection of a tunnel head house to the south east of the Dwyryd estuary on the edge of the National Park. This development will enable the National Grid to proceed with plans to underground 3.4km of cabling that currently crosses the estuary overhead.

    Posted: 1 July 2020.

  • Local farmer to lead National Park Authority

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    A hill farmer and former rugby union player from Malhamdale has been elected Chairman of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. Neil Heseltine has been a Member of the Authority for six years and is one of four Parish Council-appointees on the board.  He is an upland farmer, producing beef, lamb and wool at Hill […] The post Local farmer to lead National Park Authority appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 30 June 2020.

  • New Exmoor Grass-Fed Lamb Film and Online Directory Launches

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 30 June 2020.

  • Weekly list of active planning applications – 29 June 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 – 29 June 2020 appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 29 June 2020.

  • 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.

  • CNPA seeks views on new planning guidance

    Cairngorms National Park

    Planning officers at the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) are asking people for their views on a range… The post CNPA seeks views on new planning guidance appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    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.