Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Cherries, ghosts and village fetes – Sara’s round trip of the South Downs

    South Downs National Park

    Sara Clifford has been on a whistlestop tour of the South Downs. She was a woman on a mission – to discover people’s stories, anecdotes, legends, myths and musings that make this National Park such a special place. From chocolate-box villages to vibrant pubs, tireless volunteers to bright-eyed schoolchildren, Sara smiles broadly as she recalls her incredible journey over the past few months, all the interesting characters she has encountered, and her newfound love…the great British fete. And now, having spoken to well over 500 people across the Downs, the playwright has weaved the stories together into a quirky one-person

    Posted: 1 August 2019.

  • Preserving a National Trail

    Northumberland National Park

    Northumberland National Park is home to the Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail, an unbroken 135 km (84 mile) signposted footpath stretching from coast-to-coast across England. Hadrian’s Wall Trail Rangers Gary and Tess work to preserve the National Trail for visitors; improving access and helping to protect the archaeology of Hadrian’s Wall. We talked to Gary […] The page Preserving a National Trail first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 1 August 2019.

  • Awards recognise the best of the New Forest

    New Forest National Park

    Passion for local produce, contributions to the commoning community and young environmental champions inspiring others about the New Forest were the recipe for success at this year’s New Forest National Park Authority and CLA awards. The awards recognise the best of the New Forest’s rural businesses, organisations, land managers and champions and were presented at […] The post Awards recognise the best of the New Forest appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 1 August 2019.

  • Doggy delight as National Park gears up for annual extravaganza

    South Downs National Park

    Canine fun for all the family will come to one of West Sussex’s most beautiful destinations. Hundreds of people are expected to turn out to the annual Dog Fun Day at the National Trust’s Woolbeding Parkland, near Midhurst. The action-packed event, between 10am and 3pm on Sunday August 11, will include a fun dog show, working dog demonstrations, “have a go” dog agility and rally obedience, top tips on dog training, and the opportunity to meet cows and sheep. The event has free entry and has been organised by the South Downs National Park Authority and the National Trust. Dog

    Posted: 1 August 2019.

  • Minister celebrates landmark anniversaries

    New Forest National Park

    National Parks Minister Lord Gardiner joined staff, volunteers and partners at the New Forest Show to mark the 70th anniversary of UK National Parks and Centenary of the Forestry Commission. The joint celebration recognised that half the New Forest National Park is Crown Land, managed by the Forestry Commission, which changed its name to Forestry […] The post Minister celebrates landmark anniversaries appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 31 July 2019.

  • Work begins on £5.1m restoration project at Brighton’s National Park gateway

    South Downs National Park

    Work has begun on the restoration of Stanmer Park’s historic Walled Garden as part of a £5.1m project to restore Brighton’s largest park and a gateway to the South Downs National Park. Representatives from Brighton and Hove City Council, Plumpton College, Buxton Building Contractors and the South Downs National Park Authority gathered in the garden area to witness the start of the project. The project is being funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Brighton and Hove City Council, Plumpton College and the SDNPA. The project will see the area transformed into an attractive formal garden with a new café,

    Posted: 31 July 2019.

  • Thousands enjoy Wild Chalk 2019

    South Downs National Park

    More than 1,700 people came to the Wild Chalk event at East Brighton Park to learn more about our amazing chalk grasslands. The popular event, now in its second year, was organised by the South Downs National Park Authority and Brighton and Hove City Council rangers. With the support of local BHCC ranger, Paul Gorringe, sheep were brought down from the hill into the park to graze on the chalk scrapes Paul has created there, and local residents brought their families for a free day of wildlife activities, including minibeast hunting, woodworking, colouring a bespoke chalk grassland mural, and listening

    Posted: 31 July 2019.

  • New Footpath Unveiled in Memory of Exmoor's First Ranger

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 31 July 2019.

  • World Ranger Day call for next generation of Lake District rangers

    Lake District National Park

    On World Ranger Day (31July) we’re looking for young rangers to conserve and protect our stunning Lake District landscape.

    Posted: 31 July 2019.

  • Natural England awards grant to provide Building Blocks for a healthy moorland

    Peak District National Park

    Moors for the Future Partnership has received a boost to its work to restore the moorlands of the South Pennines, including the Peak District National Park.

    Posted: 31 July 2019.

  • Campaign launched to promote responsible dog walking

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 30 July 2019.

  • Little litter pickers help look after the Peak District National Park

    Peak District National Park

    Children aged between 2 and 4 years have been learning to look after their local environment with the help of a Peak District National Park ranger.

    Posted: 25 July 2019.

  • Help play your part this Lake District Summer

    Lake District National Park

    As the weather warms and school holidays begin, the Lake District National Park Authority is urging people to play their part in helping look after the national park and internationally-recognised World Heritage Site.

    Posted: 25 July 2019.

  • Seven Wonders of Snowdonia

    Snowdonia National Park

    Ever wondered where some of our favourite places are in the National Park? Take a look at our staff's Seven Wonders of Snowdonia.

    Posted: 25 July 2019.

  • Bridleway repaired with helicopter help

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    On one of the warmest days of the year, National Park Authority rangers are shovelling and raking 100 tonnes of sandstone aggregate to repair a bridleway on Threshfield Moor in Craven.

    Posted: 23 July 2019.