Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Call to action for young people to go green and help protect National Park

    South Downs National Park

    Young people are being encouraged to get involved in the Government’s “Year of Green Action” and do their bit to help protect and enhance the South Downs National Park.  As part of the #iwill4nature campaign, the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) has five simple ways in which young people across Hampshire and Sussex can get involved in helping the amazing natural environment on their doorstep and to share #iwill4nature and #SouthDowns. Jonathan Dean, Education Officer at the Authority, suggests five easy ways young people might want to take action to help the environment of the National Park. 1. #iwill

    Posted: 1 February 2019.

  • Immersive National Park experiences

    Northumberland National Park

    A new collection of more than 70 bookable visitor experiences alongside over 80 accommodation providers has been launched across nine of England’s National Parks including Northumberland National Park. The collection has been supported by VisitEngland’s Discover England Fund and is a united response from England’s National Parks to address the issue that less than a […] The page Immersive National Park experiences first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 31 January 2019.

  • Spring into New Forest’s Year of Green Action and join the litter crusade

    New Forest National Park

    Be part of 2019’s Year of Green Action by joining the annual litter clean-up this spring. The Year of Green Action encourages more people from all backgrounds to get involved in projects to improve the natural world, and this is a great chance to freshen up the Forest. Groups, societies and businesses can organise their […] The post Spring into New Forest’s Year of Green Action and join the litter crusade appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 31 January 2019.

  • Grazing in the New Forest

    New Forest National Park

    TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham has called for fewer animals to be allowed to roam the New Forest and claims that overgrazing is destroying it. New Forest National Park Authority Chairman Oliver Crosthwaite-Eyre said: ‘The animals are the architects of the Forest and this ancient system of commoning is guided by the Verderers, advised […] The post Grazing in the New Forest appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 31 January 2019.

  • It’s time to get moonstruck – stargazing and lunar extravaganza returns to National Park

    South Downs National Park

    The 50th anniversary of the first moon landings will be celebrated as the South Downs Dark Skies Festival returns with two weeks of cosmic fun for all the family. Find a list of all the events taking place during the festival. With 2019 marking half a century since the Apollo 11 landing, this year’s action-packed festival will have a lunar theme, with moongazing sessions, indoor planetarium shows, an incredible VR experience exploring the Milky Way (supported by the Royal Commission of 1851) and the ever-popular star parties. The festival, now in its third year, celebrates the National Park’s International Dark

    Posted: 30 January 2019.

  • Year of Green Action launches with record volunteer fair

    New Forest National Park

    The nationwide Year of Green Action has kicked off in the New Forest with a record-breaking turnout for the National Park’s volunteer fair. The fair saw 750 budding volunteers head to Lyndhurst Community Centre on Sunday (27 January) to browse hundreds of opportunities from 50 local groups. Organisations in attendance included Exbury Gardens, Butterfly Conservation, […] The post Year of Green Action launches with record volunteer fair appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 30 January 2019.

  • Embsay Nature Reserve made more accessible

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Craven College students and local volunteers have re-surfaced paths at Embsay with Eastby Nature Reserve, creating a more accessible green space for the community, with support from the National Park Authority’s Area Ranger and the Sustainable Development Fund (SDF).

    Posted: 29 January 2019.

  • 'Back Garden Astronomy Week' Launches

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 29 January 2019.

  • Out now: Full Dark Skies Festival programme

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Next month’s Dark Skies Festival will see the first public screening in the UK of a thought provoking documentary highlighting the enormous impact of light pollution on the world’s population, wildlife and the environment.

    Posted: 28 January 2019.

  • DCM tells the cover story

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Striking homemade quilts – which covered the beds of Dalesmen and women before the coming of the duvet – are to go on display at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.

    Posted: 28 January 2019.

  • Notice of Intended Disposal of Open Space Land

    Peak District National Park

    Notice is hereby given that Peak District National Park Authority intends to dispose of various parcels of land.

    Posted: 25 January 2019.

  • Next steps for Cairngorms Local Development Plan – have your say!

    Cairngorms National Park

    Ensuring sufficient land for housing, jobs and services while protecting the environment is a challenge anywhere – particularly… The post Next steps for Cairngorms Local Development Plan – have your say! appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 25 January 2019.

  • Tourism development at Glenshee to rise from the ashes

    Cairngorms National Park

    A new tourism venture is set to be built on the site of the former Spittal of Glenshee… The post Tourism development at Glenshee to rise from the ashes appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 25 January 2019.

  • £5,000 donation makes it even easier to get on your way in Ullswater

    Lake District National Park

    The Lake District National Park is thrilled to receive a generous donation of almost £5,000 for essential path restoration work on the popular Ullswater Way.

    Posted: 25 January 2019.

  • Planning application for new road at Llanbedr to be presented back to Planning Committee

    Snowdonia National Park

    An application for planning permission to construct a new road in Llanbedr near Harlech will be presented back to the Snowdonia National Park Authority’s Planning Committee following an application for a Judicial Review.

    Posted: 24 January 2019.