Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Thank you Iolo!

    Snowdonia National Park

    Since last October, a student from Ysgol Hafod Lon, Penrhyndeudraeth has had the opportunity to work with a number of Authority staff.

    Posted: 16 July 2018.

  • Permission for new path linking Coombes Road, Lancing

    South Downs National Park

    The SDNPA planning committee has approved permission, subject to Section 106 Agreement being completed, for a short section of path for non-motorised users in the National Park linking Coombes Road, Lancing, with an existing right of way along the River Adur (ref SDNP/18/00434/FUL). This application to the National Park Authority does not include the Sussex Pad […] The post Permission for new path linking Coombes Road, Lancing appeared first on South Downs National Park.

    Posted: 13 July 2018.

  • Park Talk – Nature Calling

    Cairngorms National Park

    By Peter Agyle, CNPA Convener When I chatted lightly a month ago about the unusually fine summer weather,… The post Park Talk – Nature Calling appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 12 July 2018.

  • Heathlands inspired stone carving workshops

    South Downs National Park

    Local community groups and schools have been invited to take part in free stone carving workshops with Graeme Mitcheson, the appointed artist for the Heathlands Reunited project. Graeme will be creating works linking seven heathland sites in the South Downs National Park and has been commissioned to create the seven pieces as part of the Heritage Lottery-Funded Heathlands Reunited Project, a partnership project led by the South Downs National Park Authority. The seven sites involved in the trail include: Wiggonholt, Iping and Stedham, Lavington Plantation, Shortheath Common, Graffham, Black Down and Woolbeding Over the past two weeks Graeme has held

    Posted: 12 July 2018.

  • National Park Authority issues heatwave wildfire warning

    Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

    The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority is highlighting the current high fire risk level following the recent prolonged spell of dry weather.

    Posted: 12 July 2018.

  • Weekly list of active planning applications – 12 July 2018

    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 – 12 July 2018 appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 12 July 2018.

  • Free family fun day to celebrate chalk, wildlife and water

    South Downs National Park

    Join the South Downs National Park for a day of free fun celebrating a different type of Brighton rock – the chalk that the city and surrounding hills are made of. The ‘Wild Chalk’ family fun day, sponsored by Southern Water, runs from 11:00 to 17:00 on Sunday 22 July 2018, at East Brighton Park BN2 5TS. Laura Warren, South Downs National Park Authority events manager said: “Meet the sheep that graze on chalk grassland, look for the butterflies that live here, help us complete our giant colouring wall and watch a bird of prey demonstration. We’re looking forward to

    Posted: 11 July 2018.

  • Barn conversion decision ‘allows us to stay’

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    An application brought by a young couple from Hawes – to convert a barn on the eastern fringe of the town into a house – has been approved unanimously by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Planning Committee, despite objections from the Highway Authority.

    Posted: 10 July 2018.

  • Appeal urges people to ‘keep your distance’ from New Forest ponies

    New Forest National Park

    A new campaign is calling on visitors and residents to keep their distance from the area’s free-roaming animals. The animals’ owners and local organisations have come together to issue the call due to concerns that people are putting themselves at risk by approaching the animals. Head Agister Jonathan Gerrelli and his team of Agisters are […] The post Appeal urges people to ‘keep your distance’ from New Forest ponies appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 10 July 2018.

  • Sedbergh pupils repair Sedgwick Trail

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Sedbergh School students have spent three days working in baking heat alongside National Park Authority rangers to repair parts of the Adam Sedgwick Geological Trail.

    Posted: 10 July 2018.

  • Great support for Centuries Old Exmoor Perambulation

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 10 July 2018.

  • Park Rangers make plea to drivers following Preseli Hills litter pick

    Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

    Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority Rangers are urging drivers not to throw litter from their vehicles, after ten bags of rubbish were collected during an annual litter pick along a road through the Preseli Hills.

    Posted: 9 July 2018.

  • Lake District marks first year as World Heritage Site

    Lake District National Park

    One year on from the momentous day in Krakow when the English Lake District became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the organisations behind the successful bid are celebrating the achievements to date and looking to the opportunities that lie ahead.

    Posted: 9 July 2018.

  • New roles on the Peak District National Park Authority

    Peak District National Park

    Andrew McCloy has been elected chair of the Peak District National Park Authority. A Peak District resident for 20 years, Cllr McCloy is a member of Youlgrave Parish Council. He was elected to the Authority in 2011 and re-elected in 2015, holding a number of key roles including, for the last four years, that of chair for the Audit, Resources and Performance Committee.

    Posted: 6 July 2018.

  • National Park Year of the Sea Boat Trip back by popular demand

    Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

    The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority has organised another Year of the Sea Boat Trip following the popularity and success of the first voyage.

    Posted: 6 July 2018.