Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • New Forest community and Canadian official commemorate role of Canadian troops in D-Day

    New Forest National Park

    New Forest organisations welcomed a Canadian official to a service on the 75th anniversary of D Day to re-dedicate the Canada Cross Memorial and observe the significant contribution made by Canadian Forces during the Second World War thanks to organiser Chris Penney. During the build-up to D Day, Canadians of all faiths stationed in the […] The post New Forest community and Canadian official commemorate role of Canadian troops in D-Day appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 12 June 2019.

  • Make your home and garden greener this summer

    New Forest National Park

    Electric bike demos, solar farm tours and wildlife gardens are just some of the highlights of The Big Green Weekend in the National Park. Property owners in and around the National Park who have electric cars, rainwater harvesting systems, biomass boilers or other energy-saving technology in their homes and gardens are opening their doors for […] The post Make your home and garden greener this summer appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 12 June 2019.

  • Lake District National Park scoops prestigious double planning award

    Lake District National Park

    The Lake District National Park’s Local Plan Consultation recently won two hotly contested awards at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) building in London.

    Posted: 12 June 2019.

  • Walltown Warrior is coming to Northumberland National Park

    Northumberland National Park

    A brand-new challenge designed to encourage warriors of all ages to get active and have fun in the stunning surrounds of Northumberland National Park, Walltown Warrior is the brainchild of Northumberland National Park Authority, delivered in partnership with Challenge Northumberland. Covering a 3km open course around Walltown Country Park, warriors will encounter obstacles including scramble […] The page Walltown Warrior is coming to Northumberland National Park first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 11 June 2019.

  • Teachers offered John Muir Award training

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    The John Muir Trust and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority are offering free places on a training day in Ingleton for teachers and group leaders interested in the John Muir Award.

    Posted: 7 June 2019.

  • National Park Authority takes direct action to remove caravans unlawfully sited in open countryside

    South Downs National Park

    Enforcement action has been carried out to remove two residential caravans that were unlawfully sited on an agricultural field in the South Downs National Park at Soberton, Hampshire. In a joint exercise between the South Downs National Park Authority and Winchester City Council, a specialist contractor was appointed to carry out direct action to remove the caravans and other domestic paraphernalia such as scrap vehicles, gas bottles and rubble. The plot, off Long Road, near Winchester, contained one static and one touring caravan, contrary to the land’s lawful planning use for agricultural purposes. Fencing had also been illegally erected –

    Posted: 6 June 2019.

  • Park Talk: Enjoying nature all year

    Cairngorms National Park

    By Xander McDade, CNPA Convener That’s the Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend over for another year – it was… The post Park Talk: Enjoying nature all year appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 6 June 2019.

  • New Lake District National Park Farming Officer has seen and 'herd' it all first hand

    Lake District National Park

    The National Park’s newly appointed dedicated farming officer has been farming in Cumbria for the past 10 years. Andrea Meanwell is truly passionate about the Lake District and championing the importance of the future of farming in the area.

    Posted: 6 June 2019.

  • Leading figure in creation of National Park takes on new role

    South Downs National Park

    Dr Tony Whitbread, who retired as Chief Executive of Sussex Wildlife Trust in March 2018, has returned to take a leading role in nature conservation as President of the charity. Dr Whitbread was at the forefront in promoting the need for the establishment of the South Downs National Park – a designation realised in 2011. He also played a leading role in establishing the Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre, which holds almost seven million species records – information used to inform planning decisions. He joined the Sussex Wildlife Trust in 1991 as Head of Conservation before taking on the role of

    Posted: 5 June 2019.

  • Discover our amazing heaths this summer

    South Downs National Park

    Did you know the habitat of our heathlands is as rare as the rainforest? You can discover these amazingly biodiverse heaths throughout this summer as a series of guided walks takes place. There is no booking required and dogs on leads are welcome. The programme will feature a variety of themed walks, all aimed at different audiences, interests and walking levels. It has been made possible thanks to the National Lottery Heritage funded Heathlands Reunited Project. Ranger Kate Dziubinska said: “We, along with our partner organisations, are helping to conserve this important habitat for its biodiversity and landscape. We’re really

    Posted: 5 June 2019.

  • Bioblitz connects people with nature

    South Downs National Park

    More than 100 members of the public joined the Heathlands Reunited partnership on Broxhead Common last week to learn more about their local heath. A bioblitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of ecologists, rangers and volunteers worked together to conduct field surveys over a 24-hour period. On the day the public were invited along to join surveyors to learn more about the species themselves. The bioblitz started with a Nightjar walk to try and spot the rare ground nesting bird that migrates all the

    Posted: 5 June 2019.

  • Celebrating South Downs beer

    South Downs National Park

    Rolling hills. Ancient woodland. Jaw-dropping sea cliffs. Beer. If you were to walk into almost any pub in the South East of England you're bound to see a beer brewed in the South Downs on tap. The South Downs National Park is home to a number of award-winning breweries, producing world-class beer, using chalk-filtered water straight from the South Downs aquifer. For many people, a walk in the South Downs isn't complete without a stop in a rural pub, quenching their thirst with something sublime brewed just a few miles away. As part of National Beer Day, we've put together

    Posted: 5 June 2019.

  • Bird protection partnership is flying high

    New Forest National Park

    Press release from Bird Aware Solent of which we are a partner A Solent-based partnership that helps to protect coastal birds has been recognised at the National Planning Awards with a prestigious environmental award. Bird Aware Solent was presented with the ‘Planning for the Natural Environment’ award at a ceremony, held at the Royal Institute of British […] The post Bird protection partnership is flying high appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 5 June 2019.

  • Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman

    Snowdonia National Park

    At the Snowdonia National Park Authority Annual General Meeting held today at Plas Tan y Bwlch :-

    Posted: 5 June 2019.

  • Appeal urges people to ‘keep your distance’ from New Forest livestock

    New Forest National Park

    Forest organisations are calling on visitors and residents to keep their distance from the National Park’s free-roaming animals. The animals’ owners and local organisations have come together to issue the call as concerns mount that people are putting themselves and the animals at risk by getting too close. To tackle the issue, New Forest commoners […] The post Appeal urges people to ‘keep your distance’ from New Forest livestock appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 4 June 2019.