Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Consultation on redevelopment proposals for Ashurst Hospital site

    New Forest National Park

    People are invited to have their say on proposals for redeveloping part of the Ashurst Hospital site for 30 homes or care accommodation. New Forest National Park Authority’s draft Local Plan – its suite of planning policies – has already been through several rounds of consultation since 2015 and two weeks of examination hearing sessions […] The post Consultation on redevelopment proposals for Ashurst Hospital site appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 23 January 2019.

  • Campaigning porker pinched in Fawley

    New Forest National Park

    Hamburglars have trotted off with a life-size silhouette of a pig that had been touring the New Forest to raise awareness of animal road accidents. The three-foot swine was pignapped last week at Gang Warily Recreation Centre in Fawley, leaving just the pony, cow, donkey and sheep to raise awareness of animal road deaths. Forest […] The post Campaigning porker pinched in Fawley appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 22 January 2019.

  • Broads Authority seeks volunteers to inspire enthusiasm at events

    Broads National Park

    The Broads Authority is seeking events volunteers to help out at their busy events programme.

    Posted: 22 January 2019.

  • Waders in the Eastern Cairngorms

    Cairngorms National Park

    David Jarrett from the British Trust for Ornithology describes a collaborative project on breeding waders taking place in… The post Waders in the Eastern Cairngorms appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 21 January 2019.

  • First UK public screening of documentary during Dark Skies Festival

    North York Moors National Park

    The 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: 21 January 2019.

  • Ranger completes Pennine Way ‘ultra-marathon’

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority ranger Matt Neale has run the length of the Pennine Way over six days to finish thirteenth overall in the Montane Spine Race.

    Posted: 18 January 2019.

  • Volunteer Fair to build on record-breaking year of volunteering

    New Forest National Park

    The New Forest Volunteer Fair returns on 27 January, hot on the heels of a record year for volunteering in the National Park. The schedule of talks for the day has just been announced. Volunteers have contributed almost 20,000 hours to help care for the New Forest over the last year, smashing the 10,000 hours […] The post Volunteer Fair to build on record-breaking year of volunteering appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 18 January 2019.

  • Broads Briefing - January 2019

    Broads National Park

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

    Posted: 17 January 2019.

  • New study shows nationally important New Forest wildlife sites under pressure

    New Forest National Park

    A new study calculates that the New Forest now has over 15 million recreational visitor days each year – up 12% from the last study in 2004. This means there are more visitor days per square mile of protected conservation area than any other English national park. The visitor research by RJS Associates was commissioned […] The post New study shows nationally important New Forest wildlife sites under pressure appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 17 January 2019.

  • Stand for election to the board of the CNPA

    Cairngorms National Park

    Nomination forms are available from today (Wednesday 16 January) for those wishing to stand as candidates in the… The post Stand for election to the board of the CNPA appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 16 January 2019.

  • Northumberland National Park appoints new Director

    Northumberland National Park

    Pauline Wall has been appointed Director of Park Management by the Authority. Originally from Leeds, she has spent her career in estates management and joins the National Park Authority from the National Trust. During the last 8 years Pauline has managed a broad portfolio of heritage properties in the South of England, including Rudyard Kipling’s […] The page Northumberland National Park appoints new Director first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 15 January 2019.

  • Inspired by... gallery becomes sole Northern England venue for The Lost Words exhibition

    North York Moors National Park

    The North York Moors National Park’s art gallery is set to become the only venue in Northern England to host a touring nature exhibition which is a unique collaboration between an author and an artist. 

    Posted: 14 January 2019.

  • Photo Competition to Celebrate 70th Anniversary of National Parks

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 14 January 2019.

  • Photo competition to celebrate 70th anniversary of National Parks

    Broads National Park

    Snap away those January blues in a competition to celebrate the 70th anniversary of National Parks.

    Posted: 11 January 2019.

  • Restored bridges reconnect popular Newlands Valley route

    Lake District National Park

    Two much-missed bridges in the Newlands Valley are back open, thanks to a vital cash donation from local businesses.

    Posted: 9 January 2019.