Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • England’s Mountains Green – now on DVD

    South Downs National Park

    South Downs National Park is proud to announce that the film "South Downs - England's Mountain Green" which recently aired on the BBC is now available on DVD. Presenter Peter Owen-Jones, a priest in the South Downs takes us on a breath-taking journey from the Seven Sisters to Winchester encompassing the whole length and beauty of the South Downs National Park. Along the way Peter explores some of the most stunning landscapes, interesting wildlife and colourful characters found in Britain's newest National Park - the South Downs. The DVD is now available for purchase from Amazon. ‘Lifts the heart.’ Radio Times ‘This wonderful film captures the

    Posted: 23 March 2017.

  • Weekly list of active planning applications – 23 March 2017

    Cairngorms National Park

    You can view all currently active Planning applications and the deadline dates for Public Comments on a  weekly list here… The post Weekly list of active planning applications – 23 March 2017 appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 23 March 2017.

  • Farm advice meeting packed out in Hawes

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    More than eighty farmers attended an evening meeting in Hawes last week to find out the latest information on the Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme.

    Posted: 21 March 2017.

  • Minister visits Yorkshire Dales to see pilot farm payment scheme

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    The Farming Minister, George Eustice, has visited Coverdale to see the trial of a new style of agri-environment scheme.

    Posted: 20 March 2017.

  • Barn Owls LIVE – 2017

    South Downs National Park

    South Downs National Park is proud to bring new footage of a Barn Owl nest. This is the second year that we have been able to bring you live coverage of one of the 250 Barn Owl boxes in the South Downs National Park.    This box site has hosted a very successful breeding pair for the last 10 years, although probably not the same pair as they only live up to about 5 years in the wild. The specific location of the box is a closely guarded secret to ensure that the owls can breed without disturbance. Barn owls

    Posted: 16 March 2017.

  • Hyperfast broadband arrives in Dent and Chapel le Dale

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Major milestones have been reached in the rapid spread of hyperfast broadband to remote communities in the west of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 15 March 2017.

  • Yorkshire Dales wins National Park of the Year award

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    The Yorkshire Dales has won the National Park of the Year award in the BBC Countryfile Magazine annual poll.

    Posted: 15 March 2017.

  • New Western Dales volunteers get to work

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Posted: 14 March 2017.

  • Lambing Season Underway – Lead the Way!

    Cairngorms National Park

    Every year the Cairngorms National Park Authority – as the Outdoor Access Authority for the Park – likes… The post Lambing Season Underway – Lead the Way! appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 14 March 2017.

  • Research endorses National Park tree-planting strategy

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Research has suggested that the trees planted in the Yorkshire Dales National Park during the past 20 years will help woodland species adapt to global warming.

    Posted: 14 March 2017.

  • New for April 2017 – Charging schedule for Community Infrastructure Levy

    South Downs National Park

    The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations, introduced in April 2010, allows local authorities in England and Wales to raise funds from developers who are undertaking new building projects. Most developments have an impact on infrastructure due to their need to use it. Gaining planning permission will generally increase the value of land, and developer contributions allow some of this financial gain to benefit the community by being used towards providing new or improved infrastructure. This results in reducing any adverse impact that the new development may have on the existing infrastructure. The South Downs National Park Authority has adopted the

    Posted: 13 March 2017.

  • University of the Highlands and Islands and CNPA agreement

    Cairngorms National Park

    The University of the Highlands and Islands and Cairngorms National Park Authority  have signed an agreement to work… The post University of the Highlands and Islands and CNPA agreement appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 13 March 2017.

  • Castell Henllys talk to reveal the history of the hill forts of Cardigan Bay

    Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

    Archaeologist and author Dr Toby Driver will reveal the history of local hill fort communities with a fascinating talk at Castell Henllys Iron Age Village at 7.30pm on Wednesday 15 March.

    Posted: 13 March 2017.

  • National Park on track to create routes to resilience

    Lake District National Park

    The Rural Payments Agency (RPA), the body that supports farming and food production in the UK, joined National Park rangers this week on a tour of bridges and footpaths that have been repaired as part of ‘Routes to Resilience’, a £3m flood recovery project.

    Posted: 9 March 2017.

  • Park Talk: Investments Pay Off

    Cairngorms National Park

    National parks in Scotland are unlike parks elsewhere across the world. The major difference is the statutory fourth… The post Park Talk: Investments Pay Off appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 9 March 2017.

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