Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Celebrating the amazing rivers of the South Downs National Park

    South Downs National Park

    The South Downs is internationally-renowned for its quintessentially English countryside, pretty chocolate-box villages and stunning white cliffs. Less well known is the complex network of waterways that crisscross this national gem. The National Park’s rivers and all their tributaries are the life-giving arteries of the ecosystem, supporting an incredible variety of plant, fish, bird, amphibian and insect species. For this very reason river health remains a key priority of the National Park Authority, which has been working with landowners, farmers, key stakeholders and visitors to encourage good river management and reduce polluting run-off. To mark World Rivers Day on September

    Posted: 19 September 2019.

  • North York Moors on fire alert

    North York Moors National Park

    Recent dry conditions have forced the North York Moors National Park Authority to announce a fire alert.

    Posted: 19 September 2019.

  • ‘Ant Boy’ sees New Horizons ahead with national award win

    Cairngorms National Park

    Cairngorms Nature Ambassador and Young Nature Champion, Xander Johnston, now has a hat trick of titles to his… The post ‘Ant Boy’ sees New Horizons ahead with national award win appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 19 September 2019.

  • Cairngorms Nature Farm Award – winner announced

    Cairngorms National Park

    The winner of the Cairngorms Nature Farm award 2019 has been announced and this year it is Heather… The post Cairngorms Nature Farm Award – winner announced appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 17 September 2019.

  • South Downs charity launches community lottery initiative to support good causes in National Park

    South Downs National Park

    A community lottery is being launched by the South Downs National Park Trust to help support vital projects in the National Park. The charity is launching the online community lottery to help further protect and enhance the National Park for future generations. Julie Fawcett, a Trustee and Chair of the South Downs National Park Trust, […] The post South Downs charity launches community lottery initiative to support good causes in National Park appeared first on South Downs National Park.

    Posted: 17 September 2019.

  • Weekly list of active planning applications – 17 September 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 – 17 September 2019 appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 17 September 2019.

  • New ‘forever fund’ is launched to support community projects in National Park

    South Downs National Park

    More good causes and community projects will be helped in the future as a new ‘forever fund’ has been created for the South Downs National Park. The new dedicated community fund will build up over time and is being launched by the South Downs National Park Trust, the official charity of the National Park, in partnership with the South Downs National Park Authority. To kickstart the endowment, Southern Co-op has donated £10,000, together with £100,000 from the Trust and £100,000 of match-funding from the South Downs National Park Authority. With a clutch of other donors, the community fund is starting

    Posted: 16 September 2019.

  • Military Procession Will Set off From Minehead

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 12 September 2019.

  • Behind the scenes New Forest Walking Festival returns for bumper year

    New Forest National Park

    Smuggler’s trails, wild play activities and fascinating wildlife are just some of the treats awaiting walkers in this autumn’s extended New Forest Walking Festival. The festival boasts dozens of guided walks led by knowledgeable local experts and booking is now open online. Walks take you behind the scenes in the Forest to reveal the area’s […] The post Behind the scenes New Forest Walking Festival returns for bumper year appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 12 September 2019.

  • Peatland restoration of the Cheviot reaches new heights

    Northumberland National Park

    A major peatland restoration project covering an area roughly the size of 241 football pitches, has just got underway on the summit of the Cheviot, the highest peak in Northumberland National Park to help in the fight against climate change. England’s peatlands play a significant role in storing carbon and are capable of capturing and […] The page Peatland restoration of the Cheviot reaches new heights first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 12 September 2019.

  • Pioneering Female Mathematician's Forgotten Legacy

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 11 September 2019.

  • Commoning community inspires the next generation to love the New Forest

    New Forest National Park

    Children from local schools are learning about the Forest and its fascinating commoning system thanks to a special education toolkit. Nearly 3,000 children and young people have learnt about commoning and the New Forest over the past three years thanks to the Shared Forest project, with over 400 pupils having received their New Forest badges […] The post Commoning community inspires the next generation to love the New Forest appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 11 September 2019.

  • New members for New Forest National Park Authority

    New Forest National Park

    The New Forest National Park Authority has welcomed four new members to its Board. The Authority has 22 members with overall responsibility for making decisions. There are 12 members appointed by the county, district and borough councils with land within the National Park. Six are appointed by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and […] The post New members for New Forest National Park Authority appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 10 September 2019.

  • Make your views known on a sustainable economy for Cairngorms National Park

    Cairngorms National Park

    Time is running out to get involved in the consultation on the new Economic Action Plan (EAP) for… The post Make your views known on a sustainable economy for Cairngorms National Park appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 10 September 2019.

  • A wee walk is for life – not just for Wee Walks Week!

    Cairngorms National Park

    It’s Wee Walks Week and the Cairngorms National Park Authority want to see as many people as possible… The post A wee walk is for life – not just for Wee Walks Week! appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 10 September 2019.