Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Have your say on proposals for managing recreation

    New Forest National Park

    People are invited to comment on draft plans to both protect the New Forest and cater for residents and visitors enjoying the area. The second stage of the Future Forest consultation runs for eight weeks from today (18 June – 12 August). The proposals have been designed to update the actions in the existing Recreation […] The post Have your say on proposals for managing recreation appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 18 June 2018.

  • A sparkling future for Afon Eden

    Snowdonia National Park

    The Snowdonia National Park Authority has secured a better future for the Afon Eden river, thanks to a generous grant from the Welsh Government and the enthusiasm of local landowners.

    Posted: 18 June 2018.

  • A retrospective planning permission for a track on Midhope Moor has been refused

    Peak District National Park

    Paul Ancell, chair of the Peak District National Park Authority’s planning committee, said: “National Park designation is given to the best and most important landscapes in the UK and Midhope Moor contributes to this quality landscape.

    Posted: 15 June 2018.

  • Celebrating (and helping) Sedbergh’s swifts

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    The “Save Our Swifts” community project in Sedbergh – which is being supported by the National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund – has reported encouraging news from its nest boxes, on the eve of the UK’s first ever Swift Awareness Week (16 – 23 June).

    Posted: 15 June 2018.

  • Is your grass greener?

    Cairngorms National Park

    A healthy farming industry is crucial to the Cairngorms National Park, not just for the economy but for… The post Is your grass greener? appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 15 June 2018.

  • Approval for major re-development at Scargill

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    The YDNPA’s Planning Committee has unanimously approved the Scargill Movement’s plans for its Christian residential and education centre near Kettlewell.

    Posted: 15 June 2018.

  • Five top South Downs picnic spots

    South Downs National Park

    The South Downs National Park has a wealth of fine outdoor eating spots with a view - whether you’re stopping for a break from a big hike, enjoying a gentle ramble or just stepping out for lunch. Find inspiration for tasty treats at SouthDownsFood.org where you can discover great food and drink from in and around the South Downs National Park. Where to set down your hamper? Here are just five of our favourite picnic spots in the South Downs. 1) Petworth Park The open grounds and woodlands of the magnificent 17th century West Sussex estate, nestled into the landscape of the South

    Posted: 15 June 2018.

  • Perspectives of the North York Moors: New exhibitions showcase how artists from near and far capture the beauty of the landscape

    North York Moors National Park

    How do two artists living in sunny Somerset perceive the dramatic and moody landscape of the North York Moors? That’s the question answered by new exhibition ‘Northern Territories’, which opens this month at the Inspired By… Gallery at The Moors National Park Centre. Also on display is ‘Hidden Landscapes’, an exhibition of paintings, prints, textile work and sculptures by a group of artists and friends that each have strong local connections.

    Posted: 14 June 2018.

  • Weekly list of active planning applications – 14 June 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 – 14 June 2018 appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 14 June 2018.

  • Campaign underway to renovate D-Day footpath

    New Forest National Park

    A major fundraising push to reinvigorate one of the New Forest National Park’s most popular walking routes is underway. The Lepe Loop, on the New Forest’s southern coast, crosses beaches where troops left for the D-Day landings more than 70 years ago. Currently almost impassable during wet weather, the loop is in need of surface […] The post Campaign underway to renovate D-Day footpath appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 13 June 2018.

  • Carew Castle and Tidal Mill crowned Best Visitor Attraction at Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards

    Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

    The combination of a stunning setting and hardworking staff helped Carew Castle and Tidal Mill conquer the Folly Farmsponsored Best Visitor Attraction category at the recent Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards 2018.

    Posted: 13 June 2018.

  • Local artists help draw up new geocache trail for Sandsend

    North York Moors National Park

    A new family-friendly high tech treasure hunt has been created on the North York Moors coastline with the help of local artists. Devised by the North York Moors National Park as part of the ‘Moor to Sea’ project, it involves lino-cut illustrations created by six well-known local artists.

    Posted: 13 June 2018.

  • Telecommunications masts approved for Swaledale

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    The YDNPA’s Planning Committee has granted permission to the Home Office to build two telecommunications masts – in Upper Swaledale and in nearby Birkdale – as part of the major national upgrade of the emergency services’ communications network.

    Posted: 12 June 2018.

  • Wensleydale farmers ‘score’ hay meadows

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    A group of farmers helping to pilot a new type of agri-environment scheme were on their knees in a ‘five-star’ meadow at Thornton Rust on Monday, during a two-hour training session run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) farm team.

    Posted: 12 June 2018.

  • Craven schools inspired by wildflower meadows

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Nearly 300 children from seven schools in Craven have been looking after a patch of wildflower meadow – as part of a project culminating this week at the Grassington Festival.

    Posted: 12 June 2018.