Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Volunteer Fair to build on record-breaking year of volunteering

    New Forest National Park

    The New Forest Volunteer Fair returns on 27 January, hot on the heels of a record year for volunteering in the National Park. Volunteers have contributed almost 20,000 hours to help care for the New Forest over the last year, smashing the 10,000 hours target set out at last year’s Fair. Their achievements include preserving […] The post Volunteer Fair to build on record-breaking year of volunteering appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 18 January 2019.

  • Broads Briefing - January 2019

    Broads National Park

    John Packman's Broads Briefing for January 2019 is now available to read.

    Posted: 17 January 2019.

  • New study shows nationally important New Forest wildlife sites under pressure

    New Forest National Park

    A new study calculates that the New Forest now has over 15 million recreational visitor days each year – up 12% from the last study in 2004. This means there are more visitor days per square mile of protected conservation area than any other English national park. The visitor research by RJS Associates was commissioned […] The post New study shows nationally important New Forest wildlife sites under pressure appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 17 January 2019.

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

    Posted: 17 January 2019.

  • Stand for election to the board of the CNPA

    Cairngorms National Park

    Nomination forms are available from today (Wednesday 16 January) for those wishing to stand as candidates in the… The post Stand for election to the board of the CNPA appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 16 January 2019.

  • Big Garden Birdwatch 2019

    South Downs National Park

    Written by Emily Summers, Visitor Experience Officer at Pulborough Brooks For 40 years, the RSPB has been asking you to count the birds that visit your garden as part of the annual Big Garden Birdwatch. This is the world’s largest garden wildlife survey with half a million members of the public taking part each year, and the time has come again for you to top up your feeders, dig out your binoculars and get watching! It’s simple to take part – spend one hour across the weekend of 26 – 28 January 2019 counting the birds that you see. You

    Posted: 15 January 2019.

  • Inspired by... gallery becomes sole Northern England venue for The Lost Words exhibition

    North York Moors National Park

    The North York Moors National Park’s art gallery is set to become the only venue in Northern England to host a touring nature exhibition which is a unique collaboration between an author and an artist. 

    Posted: 14 January 2019.

  • Photo Competition to Celebrate 70th Anniversary of National Parks

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 14 January 2019.

  • Photo competition to celebrate 70th anniversary of National Parks

    Broads National Park

    Snap away those January blues in a competition to celebrate the 70th anniversary of National Parks.

    Posted: 11 January 2019.

  • Restored bridges reconnect popular Newlands Valley route

    Lake District National Park

    Two much-missed bridges in the Newlands Valley are back open, thanks to a vital cash donation from local businesses.

    Posted: 9 January 2019.

  • National Park hedge laying results 2019

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Low Wilkinson Farm in Howgill has hosted the eleventh annual Yorkshire Dales National Park Hedge Laying Competition.

    Posted: 8 January 2019.

  • New exhibition: ‘A postcard home’

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Evocative landscape photographs tell the personal story of a Leicestershire fire fighter’s travels in the Dales, in the latest free exhibition at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s ‘Yoredale’ office in Bainbridge.

    Posted: 8 January 2019.

  • Westmorland Dales win Lottery support

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    The Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme has been awarded a National Lottery grant of £2.27 million, it was announced today. A total of 21 projects will be delivered by a partnership of organisations over a four year period. These will aim to reveal, conserve and celebrate the rich geology, wildlife, cultural heritage and spectacular limestone landscapes of the Westmorland Dales. The area lies to the north of the Howgill Fells in Cumbria, extending over 200 sq km from Maulds Meaburn in the north to Tebay in the south-west and Ravenstonedale in the south-east.

    Posted: 8 January 2019.

  • Happy trails – half a million visits to Peak District routes

    Peak District National Park

    Trails providing a range of opportunities in the Peak District National Park are playing host to more than half a million visits each year from walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Data revealed by the National Park Authority recorded 519,000 visits across key routes including the Monsal Trail, Tissington, Manifold and High Peak trails.

    Posted: 7 January 2019.

  • Invitation to maunder

    South Downs National Park

    Words by Andy Beattie, Countryside & Policy Manager for the South Downs National Park Authority How do you draw the sound of jackdaws encountered on a walk? Or portray the direction and strength of wind using a wind vane? Or give a sense of shifting ground as you walk across a hillside? The new ‘Maunder Maps’ exhibition at Ditchling Museum for Arts and Crafts, supported by the South Downs National Park Authority, aims to do just that. Artist Jane Pitt created the ‘Maunder Maps’ exhibition following workshops encouraging people to explore the National Park and area around the village. To

    Posted: 7 January 2019.