Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • John Muir: father of National Parks

    South Downs National Park

    John Muir is incredibly important to National Parks all over the world but who was he? Born in Scotland on April 21 1838, he emigrated with his family to Wisconsin in the USA as a young child, going on to study geology and botany. After a brief career of working in industry he turned his gaze back towards the natural world, sketching and chronicling all he saw. [caption id="attachment_37758" align="alignright" width="250"] Jonh Muir with President Teddy Roosevelt[/caption] He eventually ventured out west to California, immersing himself in the High Sierra, particularly Yosemite Valley. Inspired by the raw natural beauty of

    Posted: 20 April 2019.

  • Grants available for walling and hedging in the National Park

    North York Moors National Park

    Grants of up to £2,000 are once again on offer to land managers in the North York Moors National Park for the management of drystone walls and hedgerows.

    Posted: 18 April 2019.

  • Applications invited for new members of the Peak District National Park Authority

    Peak District National Park

    Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) is inviting applications from individuals to join the Peak District National Park Authority, as Secretary of State members

    Posted: 18 April 2019.

  • New members sought for New Forest National Park Authority

    New Forest National Park

    The post New members sought for New Forest National Park Authority appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 18 April 2019.

  • North York Moors on fire alert

    North York Moors National Park

    Dry conditions and further warm weather forecasts have forced the North York Moors National Park Authority to announce a fire alert, just before the busy Easter bank holiday weekend.

    Posted: 18 April 2019.

  • Awards launched to honour rural success stories

    New Forest National Park

    The New Forest National Park Authority and Country Land and Business Association (CLA) are joining forces once again to honour rural success stories at their annual awards. CLA South East, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses across the Forest, Hampshire and beyond, and the New Forest National Park Authority will crown the winners at […] The post Awards launched to honour rural success stories appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 18 April 2019.

  • National Park visitors urged to ‘take it home’ as litter and rubbish collection costs hit £37,000 per year

    Peak District National Park

    National Park rangers are asking visitors to think twice before leaving litter in the Peak District, as figures estimate more than 60 tonnes of rubbish a year is being removed from some of the most popular locations.

    Posted: 17 April 2019.

  • 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: 17 April 2019.

  • Hop around the Park sustainably this Easter

    Lake District National Park

    As Easter weekend approaches, the Lake District National Park is encouraging people to think green about travelling to and around the Park.

    Posted: 16 April 2019.

  • Look up at the sky in wonder

    South Downs National Park

    Look up at the sky of the South Downs…and be in awe of our feathered friends. Life can be so busy that it’s often easy to forget the natural beauty around us. But today try something different. Take a moment to slow down and gaze upwards for a while – you’ll be amazed at the wonderfulness in the sky around us! The South Downs National Park is a haven for birds, so for Look Up At The Sky Day ranger Tim Squire shares his top five birds to look out for: Wheatear  One of the early spring migrants. These handsome

    Posted: 14 April 2019.

  • Milestone achieved in preparation of new Local Plan for the North York Moors

    North York Moors National Park

    A significant milestone has been reached in the preparation of a new Local Plan for the North York Moors National Park, which will guide decisions on planning applications up until the year 2035.

    Posted: 12 April 2019.

  • Lorna’s epic Pedalling the Parks for #70kfor70 starts on Saturday

    Peak District National Park

    This Saturday (13 April) sees intrepid Lorna Fisher pedal off on her epic 1658-mile cycle ride – taking in all 15 UK national parks in just two weeks.

    Posted: 11 April 2019.

  • National Trail celebrates 50th anniversary with new wheels, thanks to support from ultrarunners

    North York Moors National Park

    Support from the Hardmoors Race Series has allowed Cleveland Way Managers to purchase a brand new vehicle to help maintain one of the nation’s favourite National Trails.

    Posted: 11 April 2019.

  • Trail improvements to take place at Fernilee Reservoir

    Peak District National Park

    Soon, visitors to the beautiful Fernilee reservoir in the Goyt Valley will be able to enjoy improved access to the peaceful waterside trail on the east side of the reservoir.

    Posted: 11 April 2019.

  • Weekly list of active planning applications – 11 April 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 – 11 April 2019 appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 11 April 2019.