Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Anti-litter heroes invited to ‘Pick and Play’ in the Peak District National Park

    Peak District National Park

    Members of the public are invited to help clean up the Peak District National Park in an annual litter picking event.

    Posted: 26 April 2019.

  • Celebrating 300 years since the first firing of the Dolgun blast furnace

    Snowdonia National Park

    This March, 300 years had passed since the first firing of the former blast furnace at Dolgun near Dolgellau. As part of an arranged programme of events to mark the occasion the Snowdonia National Park Authority will hold an open day which will give local residents an opportunity to learn more about this remarkable site.

    Posted: 23 April 2019.

  • Grants available for walling and hedging in the National Park

    North York Moors National Park

    Grants of up to £2,000 are once again on offer to land managers in the North York Moors National Park for the management of drystone walls and hedgerows.

    Posted: 18 April 2019.

  • Applications invited for new members of the Peak District National Park Authority

    Peak District National Park

    Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) is inviting applications from individuals to join the Peak District National Park Authority, as Secretary of State members

    Posted: 18 April 2019.

  • North York Moors on fire alert

    North York Moors National Park

    Dry conditions and further warm weather forecasts have forced the North York Moors National Park Authority to announce a fire alert, just before the busy Easter bank holiday weekend.

    Posted: 18 April 2019.

  • National Park visitors urged to ‘take it home’ as litter and rubbish collection costs hit £37,000 per year

    Peak District National Park

    National Park rangers are asking visitors to think twice before leaving litter in the Peak District, as figures estimate more than 60 tonnes of rubbish a year is being removed from some of the most popular locations.

    Posted: 17 April 2019.

  • Discover National Parks fortnight 2019

    National Parks UK

    Discover National Parks is a two-week celebration across the UK with events and experiences running throughout the Easter holidays.

    Posted: 17 April 2019.

  • Hop around the Park sustainably this Easter

    Lake District National Park

    As Easter weekend approaches, the Lake District National Park is encouraging people to think green about travelling to and around the Park.

    Posted: 16 April 2019.

  • Milestone achieved in preparation of new Local Plan for the North York Moors

    North York Moors National Park

    A significant milestone has been reached in the preparation of a new Local Plan for the North York Moors National Park, which will guide decisions on planning applications up until the year 2035.

    Posted: 12 April 2019.

  • Lorna’s epic Pedalling the Parks for #70kfor70 starts on Saturday

    Peak District National Park

    This Saturday (13 April) sees intrepid Lorna Fisher pedal off on her epic 1658-mile cycle ride – taking in all 15 UK national parks in just two weeks.

    Posted: 11 April 2019.

  • National Trail celebrates 50th anniversary with new wheels, thanks to support from ultrarunners

    North York Moors National Park

    Support from the Hardmoors Race Series has allowed Cleveland Way Managers to purchase a brand new vehicle to help maintain one of the nation’s favourite National Trails.

    Posted: 11 April 2019.

  • Trail improvements to take place at Fernilee Reservoir

    Peak District National Park

    Soon, visitors to the beautiful Fernilee reservoir in the Goyt Valley will be able to enjoy improved access to the peaceful waterside trail on the east side of the reservoir.

    Posted: 11 April 2019.

  • Willows for wildlife starting to pay off

    Northumberland National Park

    In 2014, 500 Willow trees were planted in small groups across a 20km area around the Simonside Hills. Now, five years on they are mature enough to blossom and already starting to pay back by providing nectar for hungry queen bumblebees fresh out of hibernation. Over the last two years a further 300 trees have […] The page Willows for wildlife starting to pay off first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 9 April 2019.

  • Discover National Parks Fortnight

    Northumberland National Park

    Northumberland National Park Authority has joined forces with National Parks UK to mark Discover National Parks Fortnight – a two-week-long celebration of our landscapes, designed to inspire people of all ages and interests to get outside. Coinciding with the start of the Easter holidays, the UK-wide, ‘festival-like’ campaign will be packed full with events and […] The page Discover National Parks Fortnight first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 8 April 2019.

  • Discover the North York Moors this Easter

    North York Moors National Park

    It’s Discover National Parks fortnight, which takes place from Saturday 6 to Sunday 21 April, and the North York Moors is celebrating with a whole host of walks, workshops, children’s activities and special events.

    Posted: 8 April 2019.