Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Exmoor's Dark Skies Festival set to return

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 16 April 2018.

  • World’s Oldest Female Skydiver Inspires Brecon

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    Last week, Dilys Price OBE, the world’s oldest female skydiver, visited Brecon and made an inspirational speech at the Active Aging event held at Brecon Leisure Centre. Care and Repair organised the free event in partnership with Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, Freedom Leisure, Powys Integrated Sports and it was supported by John Lewis.  The […]

    Posted: 26 March 2018.

  • Brecon Beacons’ Awarded as ‘Best Destination’ in National Awards

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    Brecon Beacons was awarded as Wales’ ‘Best Destination’ at The National Tourism Awards for Wales 2018, held at the Celtic Manor. Organised by Visit Wales, The National Tourism Awards for Wales celebrates the very best of Wales’ tourism by showcasing the country’s tourism businesses and industry’s achievements. Brecon Beacons National Park Authority and Brecon Beacons […]

    Posted: 14 March 2018.

  • Hidden treasures photography competition

    National Parks UK

    The winner and runners up of our 2018 National Parks photography competition Hidden Treasures, with Campaign for National Parks.

    Posted: 8 February 2018.

  • Crafty Christmas at Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    The Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre will swing into Christmas spirit on the evening of Tuesday 5th December in partnership with Beacons View Tearoom, hosting their ‘Crafty Christmas’ event. Crafty Christmas will run from 6pm until 9pm, with free parking and no entry charge.  The Visitor Centre will be offering a range of arts […]

    Posted: 28 November 2017.

  • Gunpowder Works becomes Classroom for School Children!

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    Children from Penderyn Primary School were given the chance to learn about the industrial past at the remains of the Gunpowder Works near Pontneddfechan. Education Officers from Brecon Beacons National Park Authority led the children on a walk around the heritage site, encouraging them to connect with the past and to also develop their knowledge […]

    Posted: 24 November 2017.

  • Crai Community Comes Online and Sustainable Development Fund helps with Community Hall!

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    The community of Crai held a celebratory event, as households there can now receive broadband internet of speeds of 30mbps or more, thanks to a project headed by Dyfed Superfast. Also, on display at the event, was the fantastic new LED lighting, installed with the help of Brecon Beacons National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund, […]

    Posted: 15 November 2017.

  • Cardiff People First Celebrate Completion of Brecon Beacons Challenge

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    Cardiff People First (CPF) are celebrating after finishing the Brecon Beacons Challenge, completing 10 popular walking routes within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Members of the charity, run by and for people with learning disabilities in Cardiff, held a certificate giving ceremony at Craig-y-nos Country Park to mark their great achievement which included walks up […]

    Posted: 31 October 2017.

  • Lonely Planet Visit Brecon Beacons

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    This weekend will see the world famous travel media company Lonely Planet stop off in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Their epic summer road trip in an all- electric Tesla is part of a staycation to showcase some of Scotland, England and Wales’ most iconic National Parks. On Saturday the travel media company are inviting […]

    Posted: 24 August 2017.

  • Nominations open for 2017 National Parks UK Volunteer Awards

    National Parks UK

    This year’s National Parks Week (Monday 24 to Sunday 30 July) is all about bringing people together and what better places to enjoy that than in the stunning countryside of the UK’s 15 National Parks.

    Posted: 22 August 2017.

  • National Parks Week 2017

    National Parks UK

    This year’s National Parks Week (Monday 24 to Sunday 30 July) is all about bringing people together and what better places to enjoy that than in the stunning countryside of the UK’s 15 National Parks.

    Posted: 7 July 2017.

  • Celebrate St David’s Day by walking the Brecon Beacons without leaving your armchair thanks to Google Maps

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    To celebrate St David’s Day this year people around the world will be able to ‘walk’ in the Brecon Beacons National Park without even having to leave their house. Iconic sections of the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales are available for the first time from 1st March on Google Maps Street View. National […]

    Posted: 1 March 2017.

  • The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority has agreed new proposals to secure the future of the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    Members of the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority agreed a proposal to secure the future of the popular National Park Visitor Centre in the hills outside Brecon. Proposals agreed at Friday’s meeting came from a Member/Officer working group which was set up last year in response to substantial budget cuts from Welsh Government.  The working […]

    Posted: 13 June 2016.