Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • New homes for Grantown

    Cairngorms National Park

    Sixteen new homes – aimed at first time buyers – have been given the go ahead in Grantown-on-Spey,… The post New homes for Grantown appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 15 December 2017.

  • Funding boost for storm damaged Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path

    Lake District National Park

    Since Storm Desmond in 2015, around half of the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path Multi User Trail (MUT) has been out of action, impacting on thousands of local people and visitors who enjoy the route every year.

    Posted: 15 December 2017.

  • Peak District National Park Authority position on Trans-Pennine Tunnel proposals

    Peak District National Park

    The Peak District is Britain’s Original National Park - designated in 1951 in recognition of the highest quality of its landscapes (its natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage) and its potential for recreation and education for all to enjoy. It is a national asset, providing huge benefits to the nation’s health and wellbeing.

    Posted: 15 December 2017.

  • Young Volunteer Placements

    Northumberland National Park

    Twice a year our Ranger Team provide short-term placements for individuals aged 16-25 with an interest in pursuing a career in the environmental/countryside sector The placements take place in Spring and Autumn, are based either at Rothbury or along Hadrian’s Wall, and involve the individual attending a minimum of 10 days over a 3-month period. […] The page Young Volunteer Placements first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 14 December 2017.

  • Weekly list of active planning applications – 14 December 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 – 14 December 2017 appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 14 December 2017.

  • Broads Briefing - December 2017

    Broads National Park

    John Packman's Broads Briefing for December 2017 is now available to read.

    Posted: 13 December 2017.

  • Reminder: Broads Authority reaches the final consultation stage for their Local Plan

    Broads National Park

    A reminder that we are in the final stages of the consultation for our local plan.

    Posted: 13 December 2017.

  • HEATHLANDS REUNITED PROJECT PORTAL

    South Downs National Park

    The project portal is up and running and available to use for all officially signed up volunteers. Log in HERE. The project portal is a great way to keep up to date with what is happening in the project. It is updated regularly meaning you will have the latest information on upcoming events and training courses whenever you choose to log in. The 2018 events calendar will be available on the portal soon. There is even a discussion board on the portal where volunteers can set up discussion threads and talk to each other about what they have been up

    Posted: 13 December 2017.

  • LOCAL HERITAGE STORIES NEEDED FOR PROJECT ARTIST

    South Downs National Park

    We are very close to announcing the name of our appointed artist who will be designing sculptures across seven heathland sites in the South Downs National Park. The artists work will reflect what each community values about their heath – from their history and past economic importance to their rare plants and animals. We are right at the very start of this process so if you have a story which you think could inspire the artist, your community and future generations we want to hear from you. Local communities are being asked for stories about their history and heritage to help inspire seven new pieces

    Posted: 13 December 2017.

  • A piece of the Lake District is the perfect Christmas gift

    Lake District National Park

    Lake District National Park is offering people the chance to give a truly personal and memorable gift this Christmas. What’s even better, all proceeds from these gifts go straight back into the Lake District National Park to protect this beautiful landscape for seasons to come.

    Posted: 12 December 2017.

  • Tree planting event helps ‘spruce’ up local churchyard

    New Forest National Park

    Families and friends came together to celebrate their loved ones by helping to plant a community wildlife space in the New Forest.

    Posted: 12 December 2017.

  • CareMoor for Exmoor Dining Club

    Exmoor National Park

    Celebrating beautifully cooked Exmoor food

    Posted: 11 December 2017.

  • Cycle friendly is good for business!

    Peak District National Park

    Cycling-friendly businesses celebrated their achievements in a breakfast awards event.

    Posted: 8 December 2017.

  • Dark Sky Park Anniversary

    Northumberland National Park

    This Saturday, the 9th December, is the fourth anniversary of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and we couldn’t have planned the anniversary date much better. In just a few days’ time, we will be treated to the spectacular Geminids Meteor Shower; an annual event that, according to NASA astronomers, is one of the “best […] The page Dark Sky Park Anniversary first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 8 December 2017.

  • Rare bats discovered at Whitlingham Country Park

    Broads National Park

    A rare bat species, known as the Nathusius’ pipistrelle, has been discovered at Whitlingham Country Park.

    Posted: 7 December 2017.