Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Teesside University students inspired by the serpents, black dogs and witch hares of the North York Moors

    North York Moors National Park

    Teesside University Inspired (19 July to 28 August) will feature the work of students in two departments at the Middlesbrough-based university – Fine Art, and Concept Art – inspired by the landscape and folklore of the North York Moors and Tees Valley.

    Posted: 21 June 2018.

  • Agreement to improve mobile signal in National Parks

    New Forest National Park

    Mobile UK, the trade body for the Mobile industry, and National Parks England have come together to announce a landmark agreement that seeks to assist the deployment of mobile infrastructure while respecting the beauty and sensitivity of the nation’s national parks. The Accord [1,2] was brokered between National Parks England [3] and Mobile UK [4] […] The post Agreement to improve mobile signal in National Parks appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 21 June 2018.

  • Next Nature Action Plan – Have your say!

    Cairngorms National Park

    What do you think are the most important things that need to happen to safeguard and enhance the… The post Next Nature Action Plan – Have your say! appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 20 June 2018.

  • Support for inspirational wildlife rescuer

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Birds of prey specialist Jean Thorpe has become an official volunteer for the two National Park Authorities in North Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, meaning that they can cover her travel expenses while she helps rescue and rehabilitate injured birds.

    Posted: 19 June 2018.

  • Badenoch Great Place Project launched

    Cairngorms National Park

    The Badenoch Great Place Project (BGPP) was officially launched at the weekend marking the beginning of an exciting… The post Badenoch Great Place Project launched appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 19 June 2018.

  • Primary school pupils take part in John Muir Award

    South Downs National Park

    Pupils at Bury CE Primary School spent four days discovering, exploring, conserving and sharing their experiences of heathland in the South Downs National Park during the Spring Term. Two trips, funded by the Heathlands Reunited project, allowed pupils to explore two heathland sites near their school. Discover: The journey started in January, in Bury Schools Forest School area behind the playground. Jonathan, SDNPA Education Officer, spent the afternoon with KS2 learning about John Muir, a Scottish born adventurer and explorer, who immigrated to America in 1849, aged 11. Muir spent his lifetime experiencing wildness, tying himself to the tops of

    Posted: 19 June 2018.

  • What’s the best thing to do on the Cleveland Way National Trail

    North York Moors National Park

    Suggestions are needed for the best things to do and sights to see on the Cleveland Way as part of a new booklet being produced ahead of the National Trail’s 50th anniversary next year.

    Posted: 19 June 2018.

  • Park Talk: Brexit & Burning!

    Cairngorms National Park

    By Peter Argyle, CNPA Convener As I write the long and rather enjoyable spell of warm, sunny and… The post Park Talk: Brexit & Burning! appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 19 June 2018.

  • Exmoor Celebrates National Cream Tea Day

    Exmoor National Park

    Visit Exmoor has joined forces with CareMoor for Exmoor to celebrate National Cream Tea Day and raise money towards the National Park and its special qualities.

    Posted: 19 June 2018.

  • National Insect Week: 10 species to find in the South Downs

    South Downs National Park

    Written by Matt Dowse, South Downs National Park Ranger. Picture: Chalk hill blue © Nigel Symington Everyone knows the importance of chalk grasslands for their botanic diversity, and it is an often quoted that you can find as many as 40 species of plants per square metre of good quality chalk grassland. But there is another taxonomic group for which the sun-soaked chalk grasslands (and heathlands) that the South Downs National Park is blessed with provide a haven of habitat; the insects. Which means for those entomologists (insect-studiers) and budding entomologists amongst us, there are innumerable species to get out there and

    Posted: 18 June 2018.

  • Peregrine young take to the skies

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Two young peregrine falcons at Malham Cove have made their first flights – providing a spectacle for onlookers at a free public viewpoint at the base of the Cove

    Posted: 18 June 2018.

  • Final call to ‘Shape the Lakes’ in Local Plan Review

    Lake District National Park

    Residents and business owners have been having their say on new Lake District planning policies and site allocations in a bid to ‘Shape the Lakes’ in the Local Plan Review. A final call for feedback is now being made as a schedule of public drop-in sessions draws to a close on 29 June.

    Posted: 18 June 2018.

  • Apprentices wanted for South Downs National Park

    South Downs National Park

    A new apprenticeship programme for young people interested in conservation and the environment will launch in the South Downs National Park this September. The programme, run by the National Park Authority and supported by the Foyle Foundation, includes seven new roles including four apprentice rangers, two business administration apprentices and a digital marketing apprentice. Trevor Beattie, Chief Executive for the South Downs National Park Authority, said: “This is a rare opportunity to gain the experience and qualifications needed for a career in the environmental sector. Get a head start by helping to make a difference here in the South Downs

    Posted: 18 June 2018.

  • In Search of John Knight's Lost Gardens of Simonsbath

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 18 June 2018.

  • Unmissable Exmoor Foodie Events

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 18 June 2018.