Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Stream restoration gives boost to eels’ epic journey

    New Forest National Park

    Endangered eels have returned to medieval ponds in the New Forest thanks to special ‘eelevators’ created to help them on their way. A team of experts and volunteers installed passes for European Eels at a series of ponds along the Hartford Stream at Beaulieu. Young eels migrating thousands of miles from the Atlantic Ocean have […] The post Stream restoration gives boost to eels’ epic journey appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 20 December 2019.

  • ‘His work is so unique’ - chance to witness inspiring soldier turned acclaimed artist at work

    North York Moors National Park

    Visitors of the beautiful Inspired by… gallery in Danby currently have the rare opportunity to see the creative process of a former soldier who transformed his life through art.

    Posted: 19 December 2019.

  • Happy anniversary! 70 years of National Parks

    Northumberland National Park

    Seventy years ago today, Parliament passed the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act, ground-breaking legislation that created National Parks and Areas of Outstanding National Beauty in England and Wales. Introduced to preserve and enhance these iconic landscapes for the enjoyment and well-being of all, the then Minister for Town and Country Planning, Lewis […] The page Happy anniversary! 70 years of National Parks first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 19 December 2019.

  • Broads Briefing - December 2019

    Broads National Park

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

    Posted: 19 December 2019.

  • ‘Forgotten’ view unveiled in the Western Lakes

    Lake District National Park

    People visiting Stanley Ghyll, in Eskdale, this winter can now catch a glimpse of an iconic, historic view which has been cleared for the first time since the Victorian era.

    Posted: 18 December 2019.

  • Thousands raised for award winning conservation project to help save UK’s fastest declining bird

    North York Moors National Park

    Celebrities, artists and environmental defenders banded together to raise thousands for a dedicated conservation project committed to saving one of the UK’s most critically endangered birds.

    Posted: 17 December 2019.

  • Rare wildlife in Landford receives a boost thanks to National Grid

    New Forest National Park

    The New Forest National Park Authority and Wiltshire Wildlife Trust have been awarded £28,000 to improve Landford Bog for rare plants, invertebrates and reptiles. The nature reserve – the size of 11 football pitches – is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is an internationally rare wet heath and bog. Now National Grid is […] The post Rare wildlife in Landford receives a boost thanks to National Grid appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 16 December 2019.

  • Volunteers brave the elements to plant sphagnum moss

    Peak District National Park

    A major planting project in the Staffordshire Moorlands will help to improve water quality and create more species-rich moors. Staff and volunteers from the South West Peak Landscape Partnership took part in a week-long sphagnum moss planting project.

    Posted: 16 December 2019.

  • 10 Things That Might Surprise You About The South West's National Parks

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 16 December 2019.

  • Call for colourful tales of the Forest

    New Forest National Park

    Are you full of fascinating facts about the New Forest? Do you have family or friends who know everything there is to know about its history? The New Forest National Park Authority is on the hunt for memories and stories surrounding five new historic trails. The five trails have been selected from the Forest’s established […] The post Call for colourful tales of the Forest appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 13 December 2019.

  • National Park’s archaeologist Eleanor Kingston digs to scoop gold award

    Lake District National Park

    The Lake District National Park Authority’s lead archaeologist, Eleanor Kingston, has been awarded ‘Community Archaeologist of the Year’ at a prestigious national excellence awards ceremony.

    Posted: 12 December 2019.

  • Six artists to showcase ‘Woven Waters’ art at Norwich Cathedral exhibition

    Broads National Park

    The exhibition is open from Friday 13 December to Sunday 19 January.

    Posted: 10 December 2019.

  • Gunpowder and gorges in the Brecon Beacons

    Broads National Park

    Ruth paid a visit to the Brecon Beacons on an SNPS study tour to learn more about its unique history and geology.

    Posted: 9 December 2019.

  • First projects receive funding through new Peak District National Park Foundation

    Peak District National Park

    Wildlife, hedgerow conservation and hydro electricity projects are the first to benefit from funds through the new Peak District National Park Foundation. Grants have been awarded through the Foundation’s #70kfor70 campaign, which launched during National Parks Week in April.

    Posted: 9 December 2019.

  • BBC Sky at Night presenter joins line-up for 2020 Dark Skies Festival in Yorkshire

    North York Moors National Park

    An evening with BBC Sky at Night presenter Professor Chris Lintott will be one of the hot tickets during the 2020 Dark Skies Festival (14 February – 1 March) held jointly by the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.

    Posted: 9 December 2019.