Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Learn more about the debate about recreation management at New Forest drop-in sessions

    New Forest National Park

    New Forest organisations asking for people’s views on managing recreation are holding a series of drop-in sessions around the National Park so people can find out more.

    Posted: 28 June 2017.

  • National Park seeks to shape post-Brexit farming policy

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has today committed itself to bringing forward detailed policy proposals for upland farming in the Yorkshire Dales by the end of this year.

    Posted: 27 June 2017.

  • England Coast Path

    Exmoor National Park

    Natural England publish proposals for Exmoor stretch of England Coast Path

    Posted: 27 June 2017.

  • Nature Award for Primary School teacher

    Cairngorms National Park

    A Newtonmore teacher has been awarded for her efforts in taking the classroom outdoors and immersing her young… The post Nature Award for Primary School teacher appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 27 June 2017.

  • Recognition of excellence for National Park attractions

    Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

    It's good news for visitors to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park this summer as all of its attractions listed on travel website TripAdvisor have received the prestigious Certificate of Excellence.

    Posted: 26 June 2017.

  • Visit the Broads at the Royal Norfolk Show

    Broads National Park

    Visit the Broads Village at the Royal Norfolk Show 2017 for a true taste of the Broads.

    Posted: 23 June 2017.

  • Sup for the Pennine Way

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    The very first ‘official’ Pennine Way beers will be launched next Friday, the 30th of June.

    Posted: 23 June 2017.

  • South Downs Rangers on Tour

    South Downs National Park

    National Parks Week - 25 to 28 July 2017 The South Downs National Park is coming to town for National Parks Week this summer. From 25 to 28 July South Downs rangers will be bringing family fun and a little bit of the National Park into towns around Sussex and Hampshire. Learn how to make a bug hotel, test your animal knowledge on our giant jigsaws and get crafty making wildlife sashes. Our rangers will be on hand throughout to answer questions and share local tips on getting out into the National Park and spotting wildlife over the school holidays.

    Posted: 23 June 2017.

  • Pennine Way beers to raise funds to look after the national trail - launch Friday June 30

    Peak District National Park

    The very first ‘Official’ Pennine Way Beers will be launched on Friday 30th June. Launch events will take place at three iconic locations along the trail. A free guided walk, led by a Pennine Way Ranger, is on offer at each location, followed by the opportunity to be among the first to sample the beer in a local pub.

    Posted: 23 June 2017.

  • The Murder Stone

    South Downs National Park

    Written by Martin Parcell, Western Area Volunteer Ranger. This is an excerpt from the June issue of Downland Thymes, our volunteer newsletter. Warning: Graphic content En-route to a recent VRS woodland task at Clare’s Copse near Hambledon, Hants, we passed a small unassuming head stone, known locally as ‘the murder stone’ placed near the entrance to the woods. It commemorates a particularly gruesome crime that occurred here over 200 years ago. In the late afternoon sun on Wednesday 21 August 1782, James Stares, a 46 year old rural labourer, walked from his home in Soberton to Hambledon via a bucolic

    Posted: 23 June 2017.

  • Peak District National Park ranger receives Royal recognition

    Peak District National Park

    The Queen’s birthday honours list has revealed that Peak District National Park ranger Bill Gordon is to receive a British Empire Medal for his work in wildlife conservation.

    Posted: 23 June 2017.

  • Barn Owl Blog – A sad week for our Barn Owls

    South Downs National Park

    Watch our live Barn Owl webcam It is very sad that our youngest of the three chicks has now died. We don’t know why for sure, but it could have been the heat, it could have had something wrong with it or the older chicks might have been getting all the food. It could have been a combination of all of them or something entirely different. Even though it is not easy to watch, it is usual for this to happen. One of the reasons why the young hatch in stages is to ensure the survival of the biggest. It

    Posted: 23 June 2017.

  • Peregrines take flight at Malham

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Seven-week old Peregrine Falcons are now ‘on the wing’ at Malham Cove, delighting visitors by practicing their flying skills often directly overhead.

    Posted: 23 June 2017.

  • Visit Warslow’s Meadows

    Peak District National Park

    Fancy a stroll…while celebrating National Meadows Day?

    Posted: 22 June 2017.

  • Flood recovery gathering pace at Ullswater

    Lake District National Park

    Rangers from the Lake District National Park are working this week to repair a popular woodland walk near Sharrow Bay Hotel on Ullswater.

    Posted: 22 June 2017.