Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Pedalling the Parks

    New Forest National Park

    Peak District National Park manager tackles epic 1600-mile cycle ride across the UK’s most treasured landscapes Intrepid Lorna Fisher is gearing up for an epic 1,600-mile cycle ride – taking in all 15 UK national parks in just two weeks. Lorna – a Peak District National Park engagement manager who leads a team of rangers […] The post Pedalling the Parks appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 10 April 2019.

  • School-age people are invited to take environmental action in Buxton

    Peak District National Park

    Young people aged 13 to 18 years, who want to take part in active conservation and learn more about the wildlife in the Buxton area are invited to become Junior Rangers.

    Posted: 10 April 2019.

  • Next Steps for Cairngorms Local Development Plan 2020

    Cairngorms National Park

    The consultation on the Proposed Local Development Plan (LDP) for the Cairngorms National Park has now closed and… The post Next Steps for Cairngorms Local Development Plan 2020 appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 9 April 2019.

  • Young people offered chance to win place on Nature ID course

    Cairngorms National Park

    Do you know the call of a crested tit or can you tell the difference between a golden… The post Young people offered chance to win place on Nature ID course appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 9 April 2019.

  • The Broads Authority supports students to become ‘citizen scientists’

    Broads National Park

    The new programme enables students and the public to go out into the field learn about the role peat has played in the Broads.

    Posted: 9 April 2019.

  • Willows for wildlife starting to pay off

    Northumberland National Park

    In 2014, 500 Willow trees were planted in small groups across a 20km area around the Simonside Hills. Now, five years on they are mature enough to blossom and already starting to pay back by providing nectar for hungry queen bumblebees fresh out of hibernation. Over the last two years a further 300 trees have […] The page Willows for wildlife starting to pay off first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 9 April 2019.

  • Broads Authority selects 6 contemporary artists to inspire a love of the landscape

    Broads National Park

    Woven Waters will see six local artists creating artistic responses to locations in the Broads which are important to them. 

    Posted: 9 April 2019.

  • Tune in to the New Forest’s feathered soap opera – 40ft up in the tree canopy

    New Forest National Park

    Avid viewers can tune into the New Forest’s own soap opera this spring – following the ups and downs of rare birds of prey. Live from 40ft up in the trees, last year’s soap addicts witnessed chilling cliff-hangers such as sibling rivalry, fatal diseases, murder and even cannibalism. From Friday 5 April ‘A Date with […] The post Tune in to the New Forest’s feathered soap opera – 40ft up in the tree canopy appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 8 April 2019.

  • Discover National Parks Fortnight

    Northumberland National Park

    Northumberland National Park Authority has joined forces with National Parks UK to mark Discover National Parks Fortnight – a two-week-long celebration of our landscapes, designed to inspire people of all ages and interests to get outside. Coinciding with the start of the Easter holidays, the UK-wide, ‘festival-like’ campaign will be packed full with events and […] The page Discover National Parks Fortnight first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 8 April 2019.

  • My National Park: Meet award-winning brewer Lesley Foulkes

    South Downs National Park

    As part of a new feature, we’re finding out what the South Downs National Park means to people who live, work and visit here. Lesley Foulkes, of Langham Brewery in West Sussex, talks about her life and why the region is so special to her. Can you tell us about yourself and what you do in the National Park? I’m co-owner, together with James Berrow, of Langham Brewery. Langhams is a small independent steam-heated craft microbrewery, based in an 18th granary barn in the South Downs National Park, between Midhurst and Petworth. Our passion lies in producing innovative, distinctive and

    Posted: 8 April 2019.

  • Discover the North York Moors this Easter

    North York Moors National Park

    It’s Discover National Parks fortnight, which takes place from Saturday 6 to Sunday 21 April, and the North York Moors is celebrating with a whole host of walks, workshops, children’s activities and special events.

    Posted: 8 April 2019.

  • Play your part in creating Community Hub and Visitor Gateway

    South Downs National Park

    People are being urged to rally round to help save a village’s only pub and transform it into a thriving Community Hub and Visitor Gateway for the South Downs National Park. Villagers in Cocking, near Midhurst, are working together to save its last remaining pub, the Blue Bell, and turn it into a Community Hub for the benefit of the village and everyone enjoying the surrounding countryside. The South Downs National Park is supporting the project, in principle and subject to planning permission, with funding for a Visitor Gateway in the Hub. The hub will be a place where ramblers,

    Posted: 8 April 2019.

  • South Downs Centre launches new Saturday opening hours

    South Downs National Park

    The South Downs Centre is launching Saturday and Bank Holiday opening and is encouraging visitors to make the most of the array of activities and information on offer. The interpretation area, located in the beautiful former Grammar School of Midhurst, is the ideal way for families, walkers and community groups to start their journey in the South Downs. The centre features colourful educational displays, packed with information on the history, geology and produce of the South Downs. For the children, there is a fun activities room, with brass rubbing and fascinating visual displays on the flora and fauna of the

    Posted: 8 April 2019.

  • New “South Downs Experiences” are launched in new travel guide

    South Downs National Park

    The South Downs National Park has announced eight immersive South Downs experiences as part of a campaign to inspire international tourists to visit the area. From kayaking across stunning river valleys, to enjoying world-class English wines, the South Downs National Park marked English Tourism Week (March 30 to April 7) with the launch of an award-winning guide that celebrates the area’s history, food and drink, and adventure opportunities. The printed and online brochure, called the English National Park Experience Collection, has been produced with the support of VisitEngland’s Discover England Fund and alongside eight other National Parks in England. The

    Posted: 8 April 2019.

  • Project to Rid National Park of Non-Invasive Species

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 8 April 2019.