Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • 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.

  • National Park takes new steps to tackle litter

    North York Moors National Park

    The Education and Ranger teams from the North York Moors National Park Authority are taking steps to instil a positive change in those who are unaware of the damaging impacts of litter.

    Posted: 12 June 2020.

  • Broads Briefing - June 2020

    Broads National Park

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

    Posted: 11 June 2020.

  • Conservationists bid to discover habits of nationally rare bat

    North York Moors National Park

    Very little is known about one of Britain’s rarest mammals the Alcathoe bat, after it was first ‘discovered’ in the country 10 years ago, but thanks to the support of energy bar brand, CLIF, conservationists from the North York Moors National Park Authority are looking to change that.

    Posted: 10 June 2020.

  • Marvellous Moths

    Northumberland National Park

    May is often seen as a month symbolic of growth, prosperity, abundance and most importantly new life. From baby birds to extensive families of rabbits, May is a time in which the exploration of new life can be vastly appreciated. In the world of insects this is no different, as more species take to the […] The page Marvellous Moths first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 10 June 2020.

  • National Star Count Recognises Exmoor's Dark Skies

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 9 June 2020.

  • New homes approved, barn conversion refused

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Planning Committee this afternoon approved an application for the construction of eight new homes in Austwick in Craven, bringing to 472 the number of extant permissions for new homes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  The site is allocated in the Local Plan for new homes (see note at bottom).  Speaking after the Planning Committee […] The post New homes approved, barn conversion refused appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 9 June 2020.

  • The Wren Why Size Can Be Deceiving

    Northumberland National Park

    The wren is one of Britain’s most abundant birds, with over eight million breeding pairs found in a large range of habitats. What strikes me most is the impressive volume to their song, so loud that it is often one of the first songs I hear when I approach woodland. I have often wondered how […] The page The Wren Why Size Can Be Deceiving first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 9 June 2020.

  • National Park Authority confirms barbecues are not permitted anywhere in the open countryside of the Peak District National Park

    Peak District National Park

    Following a spate of damaging recent fires, the Peak District National Park has come together with its partners to announce that barbecues and open fires are not permitted anywhere in open countryside throughout the Peak District.

    Posted: 5 June 2020.