Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Cairngorms National Park leads the way in Europe

    Cairngorms National Park

    The Cairngorms National Park has been recognised at a European level as an internationally accredited sustainable tourism destination.… The post Cairngorms National Park leads the way in Europe appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 7 December 2017.

  • Meet Ema Caskie

    Northumberland National Park

    Ema Caskie is one of the National Park’s Farming and Rural Enterprise Officers. Having grown up and worked on her family’s farm and other local farms from an early age, Ema has always maintained a keen interest in agriculture and the environment, which led to her join the team at the National Park in May […] The page Meet Ema Caskie first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 7 December 2017.

  • SDNPA Launches New Neighbourhood Planning Consultancy Service

    South Downs National Park

    “The support provided by SDNPA to the East Meon Neighbourhood Plan was crucial in our success. They gave clear insight into the process and incisive advice on how to address some of our more difficult decisions, while supporting the objectives of our NDP. "At no time did we feel pressured into accepting the default planning policies. Their support in managing the examiners comments enabled East Meon to retain its character and meet the objectives of our plan.” George Thompson East Meon Neighbourhood Plan steering group  Over the past seven years our small team of planners and community development specialists have

    Posted: 6 December 2017.

  • On the Ground in November 2017

    South Downs National Park

    Don’t forget to say hello if you spot our rangers and volunteers out working in the National Park. Here’s a taste of what they achieved in November 2017. Completed habitat management work in the River Meon at East Meon with the Wild Trout Trust, including managing vegetation planted during previous river restoration work. Updated the Selborne Landscape Partnership group on monitoring records of the group’s key target species and finalised harvest mouse surveys for this winter within the area. Organised brushcutter training for volunteers ahead of this winter’s scrub management work. Carried out six days volunteering at an important chalk

    Posted: 6 December 2017.

  • New Forest schemes win planning awards

    New Forest National Park

    A pioneering affordable housing scheme and a river restoration project have scooped prestigious planning awards for the New Forest.

    Posted: 6 December 2017.

  • Archaeology Day showcases exciting finds

    Peak District National Park

    Take a peek into the past and discover some of the Peak District and Derbyshire’s most fascinating archaeological discoveries and research.

    Posted: 6 December 2017.

  • Volunteers step up battle against balsam with Stitch in Time project

    Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

    Volunteers have contributed more than 400 hours to battling invasive nonnative species INNS in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park since April this year.

    Posted: 6 December 2017.

  • Next stop West Meon Nature Station

    South Downs National Park

    With a huge amount of hard work, a lot of local support and some future funding secured from the South Downs National Park Authority’s Sustainable Communities Fund, two National Park volunteers have taken a derelict storage depot and led its transformation into a nature reserve for a local school. It’s surprising to learn that a school right in the heart of the South Downs National Park could have almost no outdoor space. “We literally have two tiny playgrounds at the back and front of the school, and even part of that is borrowed from the church,” says Julie Kelly, headmistress

    Posted: 5 December 2017.

  • Give the South Downs this Christmas

    South Downs National Park

    Still trying to find the perfect gift for someone special? If they love the South Downs then we have a few ideas and each one gives something back to the National Park. For the craft beer lover Award winning South Downs brewery Langham have renamed their Best Bitter after the National Park and 5p from every bottle will go straight to the South Downs National Park Trust. Gift packs from £8 or add a brewery tour and tasting for £10 per person langhambrewery.co.uk/beer-shop/ For the tea/ coffee drinker who’s proud of their achievement “Did I mention that I finished the

    Posted: 5 December 2017.

  • The ebb and flow of tide mills

    South Downs National Park

    If you’re looking for a curious place to take a Boxing Day stroll, or a complete antidote to Christmas excess, then a visit to Tide Mills might suit your purposes. New interpretation panels show how much we are still learning about the history of this unusual nature reserve just across the river Ouse from the port of Newhaven. Walking around Tide Mills today is a strange experience. You follow old stone walls and concrete trackways down to the beach, past old foundations of buildings. There are clear signs of industry, but where are the people? Who lived here and why

    Posted: 5 December 2017.

  • Do you love the South Downs Way?

    South Downs National Park

    20,000 people walk, cycle or ride the length of the South Downs Way national trail and millions more will explore sections of it on days out each year – that causes a lot of wear and tear! A new campaign is asking people who love the trail to help raise £120,000 to mend it. It’s a blustery morning in November and Ben Bessant, South Downs Way Ranger, is cheerfully driving a National Park vehicle up a 23% slope over potholes that would destroy a normal car, “This is one of the easier to reach sections of the trail that we

    Posted: 5 December 2017.

  • Marker posts removed on River Chet

    Broads National Park

    Navigation along the River Chet has been recently improved by the removal of marker posts.

    Posted: 5 December 2017.

  • National Park Minister says thank you to South Downs volunteers

    South Downs National Park

    Lord Gardiner, Minister for National Parks, visited the South Downs National Park ahead of International Volunteer Day, marked on 5 December each year, to celebrate the power and potential of volunteering. [caption id="attachment_27925" align="alignright" width="300"] South Downs Volunteer Rangers with Lord Gardiner (second from right) and Assistant Ranger Kate (centre in red headband).[/caption] On 1 December Lord Gardiner met some of the South Downs Volunteer Rangers who give up their time in the West Sussex part of the South Downs at Stedham Camp Site, run by Midhurst Youth Trust. During the summer the campsite is full of youth groups and

    Posted: 5 December 2017.

  • Make your views known on Gaelic

    Cairngorms National Park

    Time is running out to comment on the Cairngorms National Park Authority’s new  Gaelic Language Plan, with the… The post Make your views known on Gaelic appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 5 December 2017.

  • Meet the winning Cairngorms Nature Young Presenter 2018

    Cairngorms National Park

    It’s been a nailbiting two weeks with people voting online in their thousands.  We can now reveal that… The post Meet the winning Cairngorms Nature Young Presenter 2018 appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 5 December 2017.