Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Progress on Cairngorms National Park priorities

    Cairngorms National Park

    The five year Cairngorms National Park Partnership Plan (NPPP) has almost reached the half way mark and the… The post Progress on Cairngorms National Park priorities appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 19 June 2019.

  • New National Park event will help kick off a summer of discovery for families

    North York Moors National Park

    A new free one-day event at Danby will help families kick off the summer holidays with tasters of the outdoor activities on offer as well as highlighting the developments that are bringing to life the heritage that lies within the North York Moors National Park.

    Posted: 18 June 2019.

  • Plans are unveiled to transform Seven Sisters Country Park

    South Downs National Park

    The South Downs National Park Authority has been named as the preferred bidder for Seven Sisters Country Park and is announcing ambitious £1.4m plans, including improving habitat for seven key species and creating a world-class visitor experience. Following a decision by East Sussex County Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Nick Bennett, a process will begin to finalise the terms and transfer ownership of the iconic 280-hectare site to the National Park Authority. The site will remain in public ownership and it is expected that the site will be fully transferred over and under the stewardship of the SDNPA by March 2020.

    Posted: 18 June 2019.

  • New Forest National Park woodlands to benefit from £10k thanks to new partnership with Clif Bar

    New Forest National Park

    UK National Parks and Clif Bar launch the National Parks Protectors Fund The New Forest National Park Authority has received £10,000 to help make woodlands better for wildlife thanks to a new partnership with energy bar company Clif Bar. The Working Woodlands project is one of five major conservation projects funded through the partnership with […] The post New Forest National Park woodlands to benefit from £10k thanks to new partnership with Clif Bar appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 18 June 2019.

  • Northumberland National Park scoops top honour at mental health awards

    Northumberland National Park

    Championed by staff across the organisation following the untimely death of a colleague’s wife, the Park’s innovative mental wellbeing programme has won the ‘Best Mental Health Awareness Initiative Award’ at the inaugural Conscious Employer Awards. Founded by the not-for-profit group, Conscious Benefits, the Conscious Employer Awards celebrate companies of all shapes and sizes and the […] The page Northumberland National Park scoops top honour at mental health awards first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 18 June 2019.

  • Celebrate 70th Anniversary of National Parks with a Big Picnic

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 17 June 2019.

  • Bee Lines campaign creates a buzz and is off to flying start

    South Downs National Park

    Nearly £5,000 has been raised in just three weeks as part of a new campaign to help reverse the decline of bees in the South East. Dozens of donations have been received by the South Downs National Park Trust since it launched Bee Lines last month. The campaign will work with farmers and other landowners to create new wildflower corridors – essentially a “road system” for insects – that will link habitats and encourage pollination. The Trust, the official charity for the South Downs National Park, is hoping to raise £75,000 to help restore flower-rich habitats and create a haven

    Posted: 17 June 2019.

  • Let’s talk loneliness – five ways the National Park can help

    South Downs National Park

    Feeling lonely or isolated can affect anyone, at any age. For decades there’s been a stigma attached to this basic human emotion, but the tide seems to be turning with people now talking far more openly about their mental health and well-being. The statistics are an eye-opener. There are 1.2 million chronically lonely older people in the UK and the number of over-50s experiencing loneliness is set to reach two million by 2025/6 (both Age UK studies). And it’s not just older people. A study by The Co-op and the British Red Cross revealed over 9 million people in the

    Posted: 17 June 2019.

  • New conservation grant to protect our Dark Skies

    Northumberland National Park

    Northumberland National Park Authority has received £10k through the conservation fund that will be used to raise public awareness about dark-sky conservation, as well as delivering a new dark-sky-friendly lighting project in Northumberland International Dark Sky Park – England’s first and Europe’s largest International Dark Sky Park. Duncan Wise, Visitor Development and Marketing Manager at […] The page New conservation grant to protect our Dark Skies first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 17 June 2019.

  • National Parks Protectors Fund Launch

    National Parks UK

    Posted: 17 June 2019.

  • New ‘Miles Without Stiles’ routes for Ditchling Beacon

    South Downs National Park

    Enjoy stunning 360 degree views from Ditchling Beacon, the highest point on the chalk in East Sussex, visit the historic Jack and Jill windmills or pay your respects at the peaceful Chattri war memorial. A new leaflet which includes two Miles Without Stiles circular routes set in a beautiful area of the South Downs National Park is now available. As well as breath-taking views and historical buildings, these routes take in some stunning pockets of rich chalk grassland housing species such as the honey-scented musk orchid and the green hairstreak butterfly. Both routes are suitable for off-road class 3 all-terrain

    Posted: 14 June 2019.

  • Thanks to Snowdon Ambassador workshop sponsors

    Snowdonia National Park

    The first ever pan-Wales workshop on tourism ambassador schemes will be held next week. The workshop is a collaboration between Snowdonia National Park Authority and the Next Tourism Generation Project and will highlight the benefits of ambassador schemes. This free event - Tourism Ambassadors for Wales: Best Practice and Lessons Learnt – will take place on June 20th at the Imperial Hotel in Llandudno. Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, will welcome participating businesses, trade associations and destination managers.

    Posted: 14 June 2019.

  • Weekly list of active planning applications – 13 June 2019

    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 – 13 June 2019 appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 13 June 2019.

  • Visitor Monitoring Report 2018 - Take a look at what we do

    Snowdonia National Park

    The Snowdonia National Park Authority each year produces a summary report of all our visitor (walkers) monitoring data. This data is collected, collated and presented by our Access Section.

    Posted: 13 June 2019.

  • Sara’s stories: Writer in Residence goes on tour of South Downs National Park

    South Downs National Park

    Sara Clifford, our Writer in Residence, is touring the length and breadth of the National Park this summer as she gathers people's stories, anecdotes and reflections and uses this material for a series of inspiring performances later this year. Here Sara reflects on her travels so far and the people she has met. Since April, I have been meeting with and talking to a fantastic range of people in and around the South Downs National Park. Together with my artist colleagues, we have written poems, drawn pictures, made felt stones, dramatised ‘adverts’ for the National Park, and talked and talked. 

    Posted: 12 June 2019.