Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • 70th Anniversary National Parks Photo Competition Launch

    National Parks UK

    The UK National Parks and Campaign for National Parks launch new photography competition 'Moment in Time' to celebrate the 70th anniversary of National Parks in the UK.

    Posted: 7 January 2019.

  • National Parks photo competition launches

    New Forest National Park

    Campaign for National Parks press release The UK National Parks and Campaign for National Parks has today (7 January) launched a new photography competition to celebrate the 70th anniversary of National Parks. This is one of the first events to tie in with the New Forest’s Year of Green Action in 2019. Around the theme […] The post National Parks photo competition launches appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 7 January 2019.

  • Coming up: farm advice meetings

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Evening meetings for upland farmers on grants and stewardship schemes are to be held during the next few weeks in Buckden, Hawes, Settle, Sedbergh, Orton and Reeth.

    Posted: 7 January 2019.

  • The New Forest to star in stunning documentary

    New Forest National Park

    A major new documentary exploring the landscapes, history and wildlife that make the New Forest one of the UK’s most important ancient woodlands will air on BBC Four on Wednesday 9 January 2019. Presented by writer and environmentalist, Peter Owen-Jones in collaboration with the Forestry Commission and the New Forest National Park Authority, ‘Wild Woods’ […] The post The New Forest to star in stunning documentary appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 3 January 2019.

  • An ethereal dawn wins South Downs photo competition 18/19

    South Downs National Park

    Early morning light casts shadows across an ethereal autumn mist, witnessed only by rolling hills and one small bird in Lorraine Heaysman’s winning image in the South Downs National Park photo competition 2018-19. Lorraine from Worthing in West Sussex, wins £250, for her picture ‘Autumn gold’ – taken from the hills above Upwaltham. “Lorraine’s photo has such emotional impact and really showcases the South Downs National Park as a world class destination,” says Competition judge Steve Watkins, editor of Outdoor Photography Magazine. The competition was phenomenally tough this year but Lorraine’s ethereal photo, which completely fits this year’s theme ‘Perfectly

    Posted: 2 January 2019.

  • Happy New Year!

    South Downs National Park

    May your 2019 be as full of chalk hills and wildlife as this mini-documentary about the South Downs National Park. The post Happy New Year! appeared first on South Downs National Park.

    Posted: 2 January 2019.

  • Sealed-bid auction of ten used modular Linkflote pontoons

    Broads National Park

    A sealed-bid auction is taking place for Ten modular Linkflote pontoons.

    Posted: 2 January 2019.

  • Park Talk:What a year!

    Cairngorms National Park

    By CNPA Convener, Xander McDade It’s my last Park Talk of 2018, so I thought I would reflect… The post Park Talk:What a year! appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 29 December 2018.

  • Ten things I get out of volunteering (and you could too)

    South Downs National Park

    Do you have resolutions to spend more of this year outdoors, getting fit, meeting new people, or giving something back to a place you love? Kirsty Ferris has been volunteering regularly for the National Park since February 2017 and last autumn took on a new role as one of our two Youth Ambassadors so we asked her for some top tips why she thinks you should consider giving your time to a National Park in 2019. Learning new skills How to use a scythe, putting up fences and surveying for dormice are just some of the vast number of new

    Posted: 28 December 2018.

  • What we did in 2018

    South Downs National Park

    ‘Tis the season for reviews of the year. It’s been another busy year in the South Downs National Park. Here are just a few of our favourite South Downs stories from 2018. You can also see what our rangers and volunteers have been up to on the ground every month. [caption id="attachment_28576" align="alignright" width="200"] Highly Commended: ‘Sussex Farming’ by Tom Hard. On a misty, golden morning a small flock of sheep are caught on a hillside, looking down across a wooded patchwork of fields. An atmospheric shot with great depth and light that completely captures the spirit of the South

    Posted: 21 December 2018.

  • Five winter walks in the South Downs

    South Downs National Park

    The South Downs is a beautiful place to explore at any time of the year, but there's something really special about enjoying a walk in the countryside in the winter. Whether it's to build up an appetite for lunch, to work off the extra calories, or just a way to spend some time with your loved ones over the holidays, you should be able to find a walk to suit you. Here are some of our favourite walks, you can find all of these and more on our Walking page. Our walking and cycling trails can also be downloaded on

    Posted: 21 December 2018.

  • SDNPA responds to Glover Review on protected landscapes

    South Downs National Park

    In spring 2018 the Government launched a review of England’s protected landscapes, nearly seventy years on from the creation of our country’s first National Parks in the midst of post-war reconstruction. The review is led by Julian Glover and is a ‘once in a generation’ chance to look at how these precious landscapes, our National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs), are doing, how they can be better protected and what can be done so that everyone benefits from them. Read the South Downs National Park Authority’s (SDNPA) response to the Julian Glover review of National Parks and

    Posted: 20 December 2018.

  • Early Christmas Present from National Park

    Lake District National Park

    Locals and visitors to Grasmere will be able to walk off that Christmas dinner by completing the circular walk to Alcock Tarn from the village for the first time since 2015.

    Posted: 20 December 2018.

  • DIY cycle repair arrives in Lyndhurst

    New Forest National Park

    Need to tweak your saddle height or add more air to your bike tyres? A cycle repair facility has been installed outside Lyndhurst Community Centre in the main car park. The repair station has been funded by the New Forest National Park Authority with a grant of just under £2000 from the Sustainable Communities Fund […] The post DIY cycle repair arrives in Lyndhurst appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 20 December 2018.

  • Our response to Government’s National Parks review

    New Forest National Park

    We have submitted our response to the Government’s Designated Landscapes Review which will decide what the future of England’s cherished designated landscapes will look like. In October, Environment Secretary Michael Gove and writer Julian Glover invited the public to respond to a Call for Evidence, which forms part of the Designated Landscapes Review, overseen by a panel chaired […] The post Our response to Government’s National Parks review appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 19 December 2018.