Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Volunteers plant 3,500 trees in six week as National Park celebrates Year of Green Action

    North York Moors National Park

    Volunteer groups in the North York Moors are planting more than 3,500 trees in six weeks, as the National Park marks the start of the government’s ‘Year of Green Action’.

    Posted: 11 March 2019.

  • Broads Authority dredges the River Waveney

    Broads National Park

    The River Waveney is being dredged this year to improve the navigable channel.

    Posted: 5 March 2019.

  • National Park’s Young Naturalists Graduate

    Northumberland National Park

    A group of environmentally-minded teenagers from Hexham and Morpeth are celebrating after completing a special outdoor education scheme led by Northumberland National Park Authority and receiving the prestigious John Muir Explorer Award. The group of eight students, seven from King Edward VI High School in Morpeth and one from Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexham, […] The page National Park’s Young Naturalists Graduate first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 4 March 2019.

  • Project to Recreate Lost Exmoor Garden Gets Underway

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 4 March 2019.

  • Pure Light, Bright Water and Rivers of Light

    North York Moors National Park

    Two North Yorkshire artists whose work reflects the light-filled landscapes of the area in very different ways go on show at Danby’s Inspired by… gallery in April. Pure Light, Bright Water features paintings by Sue Morton, while Rivers of Light is a major solo exhibition of charcoals drawings, mixed-media works and paintings by John Creighton.

    Posted: 1 March 2019.

  • Public helps shape Lakes Local Plan

    Lake District National Park

    The Lake District National Park Authority is heralding the success of its 2018 draft Local Plan consultation resulting in significant changes to the way the development of new houses, businesses and visitor attractions will be managed within the park.

    Posted: 28 February 2019.

  • Northumberland-born hen harrier vanishes in South West England

    Northumberland National Park

    A young male hen harrier from Northumberland has disappeared in suspicious circumstances in Wiltshire, south west England. The harrier, named Vulcan, was one of 11 chicks to fledge from nests in Northumberland last summer, which were being protected by the Northumberland Hen Harrier Protection Partnership. He was fitted with a satellite tag as part of […] The page Northumberland-born hen harrier vanishes in South West England first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 28 February 2019.

  • Exmoor Visitors Report World-Class Satisfaction

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 27 February 2019.

  • New Immersive Tourism Experiences Launched on Exmoor

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 27 February 2019.

  • Peat Restoration Work

    Northumberland National Park

    We have recently been working on some peat restoration work on Great Tongue Rigg on Lampert farm.  This farm is also a SSSI,  a Site of Special Scientific Interest and so a special area for the bog plants and species. A lot of detailed survey work was done in 2016 as eroding channels had been noted […] The page Peat Restoration Work first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 25 February 2019.

  • Hanson donates stone for Whernside path

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Ingleton Quarry owner Hanson UK has donated 130 tonnes of high quality Greywacke gritstone to the National Park Authority, so that a 200m section of eroded footpath on nearby Whernside, Yorkshire’s highest peak, can be remade.

    Posted: 22 February 2019.

  • Countryside code call for Lake District dog owners

    Lake District National Park

    As more people are exploring the Lake District this week during half term, they are being asked to ensure that pet dogs are kept under control as the lambing season gets underway.

    Posted: 20 February 2019.

  • Flood repair work success has connected key Lakes routes

    Lake District National Park

    In December 2015 Storm Desmond caused £10 million damage to public paths in the Lake District. Today local partners celebrated a significant milestone in the recovery.

    Posted: 19 February 2019.

  • DofE leaders invited to Yorkshire Dales

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is to run its first ever training day for Duke of Edinburgh and Scout leaders – to showcase the Dales as an outstanding area to run expeditions.

    Posted: 18 February 2019.

  • National Park invites road users to have their say

    Lake District National Park

    Users of two popular rural roads in the central Lake District are being asked to share their experiences of the routes through new online surveys. This will give the National Park Authority the information and evidence it needs to propose any access changes when it is reviewed later this year.

    Posted: 18 February 2019.