Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Fragile Enchantments - new exhibition at the Inspired by... gallery

    North York Moors National Park

    Fragile Enchantments, featuring the work of Rob Moore and Wendy Tate, two Scarborough artists, goes on show at the Inspired by… gallery at Danby next month.

    Posted: 23 September 2019.

  • Exmoor National Park Authority Responds to 'Landscapes Review'

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 23 September 2019.

  • Our statement about the Landscapes Review of National Parks and AONBs

    New Forest National Park

    A Landscapes Review was published today with 27 recommendations to Government. The Report considers the next steps for National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). Here’s our response: New Forest National Park Authority Chairman Oliver Crosthwaite Eyre said: ‘We welcome the publication of the Review of Designated Landscapes and are grateful to everyone […] The post Our statement about the Landscapes Review of National Parks and AONBs appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 21 September 2019.

  • Behind the scenes New Forest Walking Festival returns for bumper year

    New Forest National Park

    Smuggler’s trails, wild play activities and fascinating wildlife are just some of the treats awaiting walkers in this autumn’s extended New Forest Walking Festival. The festival boasts dozens of guided walks led by knowledgeable local experts and booking is now open online. Walks take you behind the scenes in the Forest to reveal the area’s […] The post Behind the scenes New Forest Walking Festival returns for bumper year appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 12 September 2019.

  • Peatland restoration of the Cheviot reaches new heights

    Northumberland National Park

    A major peatland restoration project covering an area roughly the size of 241 football pitches, has just got underway on the summit of the Cheviot, the highest peak in Northumberland National Park to help in the fight against climate change. England’s peatlands play a significant role in storing carbon and are capable of capturing and […] The page Peatland restoration of the Cheviot reaches new heights first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 12 September 2019.

  • Commoning community inspires the next generation to love the New Forest

    New Forest National Park

    Children from local schools are learning about the Forest and its fascinating commoning system thanks to a special education toolkit. Nearly 3,000 children and young people have learnt about commoning and the New Forest over the past three years thanks to the Shared Forest project, with over 400 pupils having received their New Forest badges […] The post Commoning community inspires the next generation to love the New Forest appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 11 September 2019.

  • Work to demolish the St David’s Hotel, Harlech about to commence

    Snowdonia National Park

    The St David’s Hotel building in Harlech has stood derelict for many years now. Next week, the Snowdonia National Park Authority will commence with the demolition of the building. This follows a lengthy Planning Enforcement case which has culminated in the National Park Authority initiating direct action. The National Park Authority has received significant support from both the Welsh Government and Gwynedd Council in progressing to this point.

    Posted: 5 September 2019.

  • Preparing a transport strategy for the Snowdon area

    Snowdonia National Park

    The Snowdonia National Park Authority are working with Gwynedd Council and Conwy Council to develop a long term strategy to address the transport and parking issues around Snowdon and the surrounding areas as part of the Snowdon Partnership Plan.

    Posted: 2 September 2019.

  • Minister Lesley Griffiths to launch the Celtic Rainforests Wales LIFE project

    Snowdonia National Park

    On Thursday the 5th September Welsh Minister Lesley Griffiths will officially launch the Celtic Rainforests Wales project at Ganllwyd Village Hall near Dolgellau. Stakeholders will come together to learn about the aims of the 7-year project, funded primarily by the EU LIFE programme and the Welsh Government’s Green Infrastructure Grant.

    Posted: 29 August 2019.

  • New Visitor Facilities Open at Walltown

    Northumberland National Park

    New and improved visitor facilities have officially been opened by the Northumberland National Park Authority today at Walltown Country Park, a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site, following significant investment from the European Agricultural Funds for Rural Development (EAFRD) which contributes funds to the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth Programme. Intended to enhance Northumberland […] The page New Visitor Facilities Open at Walltown first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 20 August 2019.

  • Pollinator Placement

    Northumberland National Park

    Every June & July we offer a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience in observing, catching and identifying Bumblebees and other pollinating insect species around the National Park. This year the placement was taken up by Ian Cole who spent five days working with our Rangers spotting Bumblebees & Butterflies and learning about their habitats.  […] The page Pollinator Placement first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 14 August 2019.

  • Hadrian’s Wall named one of the UK’s most incredible sights by Lonely Planet

    Northumberland National Park

    Hadrian’s Wall has been named the UK’s fifth most incredible sight by leading travel media company, Lonely Planet, in a new ranked list of the 500 most memorable, beautiful, surprising and compelling experiences to be had across Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. The UK’s four constituent countries and countless small islands comprise […] The page Hadrian’s Wall named one of the UK’s most incredible sights by Lonely Planet first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 14 August 2019.

  • Sun, rain or snow? Real-time weather information service, Snowdon Live, launched for Snowdon Summit

    Snowdonia National Park

    Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) is one of the most iconic mountains, and tourist attractions in the UK; It is an inspirational space for fresh air, exercise and appreciation of the natural environment.

    Posted: 14 August 2019.

  • The ‘best’ job in the Lake District is up for grabs

    Lake District National Park

    The Lake District National Park is currently recruiting for a new Fell Top Assessor to join its expert team. Applications are being invited from mountain professionals who want to provide first-hand, boots on the ground weather updates and safety advice for fell-walkers during the winter months.

    Posted: 12 August 2019.

  • Ranger School Week

    Northumberland National Park

    During the first week of the summer holidays, we ran our first-ever Ranger School. This was a unique opportunity for children aged 11-14 to join our Park Rangers for a week and find out exactly what it takes to look after some of the UK’s most protected landscapes. Sill Learning Officer, Rachel Baron explains how […] The page Ranger School Week first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 8 August 2019.