Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • A momentous year for Northumberland

    Northumberland National Park

    Leaders of Northumberland National Park Authority have described 2018 as a momentous year for the Authority and tourism in the county. In March, for the second time, Northumberland National Park won the prestigious accolade of National Park of The Year in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018. Almost 180,000 votes were cast by nearly 30,000 […] The page A momentous year for Northumberland first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 7 December 2018.

  • Fifth Anniversary for Northumberland Dark Sky Park

    Northumberland National Park

    A fifth-anniversary celebration of Northumberland’s International Dark Sky Park is being held on Monday 10 December from 1:15pm to 5pm at the Redesdale Arms in Rochester. The event will be an opportunity for invited local business people and partners to find out about the successes of the last five years, including the economic benefits of […] The page Fifth Anniversary for Northumberland Dark Sky Park first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 7 December 2018.

  • Park Talk: Be a Board Member

    Cairngorms National Park

    By CNPA Convener, Xander McDade This past month saw the CNPA open our new office extension in Grantown-on-Spey.… The post Park Talk: Be a Board Member appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 6 December 2018.

  • Merlin Helicopters Help Mend Exmoor's Paths

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 6 December 2018.

  • On the ground in November 2018

    South Downs National Park

    From meeting with farmers, offering training and support to local communities, leading walks, organising and training volunteers, controlling invasive species and supporting key species, South Downs National Park rangers are out in the National Park every weekday and many weekends over the year. Don’t forget to say hello if you spot them out working. Here’s […] The post On the ground in November 2018 appeared first on South Downs National Park.

    Posted: 6 December 2018.

  • Full steam ahead for reconnection of Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path as funding is announced

    Lake District National Park

    A £7.9 million funding package has been agreed to allow work to start on the final phase of reconnecting the Keswick to Threlkeld multi user trail which was severely damaged in Storm Desmond three years ago to the day (5 December).

    Posted: 5 December 2018.

  • Volunteer fair promises opportunities for all

    New Forest National Park

    Details of the New Forest’s number one event for volunteering opportunities have been announced to mark International Volunteer Day. The New Forest National Park Volunteer Fair returns in January, bigger and better than ever. The event is organised by the New Forest National Park Authority and brings together dozens of local groups to help budding […] The post Volunteer fair promises opportunities for all appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 5 December 2018.

  • Final consultation on Stedham with Iping Neighbourhood Plan

    South Downs National Park

    The submitted Stedham with Iping Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is now open for consultation until Friday 1 February 2019. The plan has been submitted by Stedham with Iping Parish Council to the South Downs National Park Authority for examination by an independent examiner. All representations made as part of the consultation will be sent to the examiner for consideration alongside the plan. Neighbourhood Plans give local communities the power to shape development in their area. Once ‘made’ (adopted) they become part of the development plan for the National Park. The Stedham with Iping NDP includes planning policies on: Local Green

    Posted: 5 December 2018.

  • Tree planting event to celebrate loved-ones helps spruce up local park

    New Forest National Park

    Families and friends came together to celebrate their loved-ones by helping to plant a community woodland in the New Forest. The Family Trees event was run by the New Forest National Park Authority during the opening weekend of National Tree Week (24 November – 2 December) and marked the beginning of the tree planting season. […] The post Tree planting event to celebrate loved-ones helps spruce up local park appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 5 December 2018.

  • Grants up to £5,000 for your community project with Volunteer Ranger support

    South Downs National Park

    Grants up to £5,000 plus the support of Volunteer Rangers available in 2019 for South Downs projects Grants of up to £5,000 are available for non-profit organisations, parish councils and landowners in 2019 for projects that care for and enhance the South Downs National Park and promote opportunities for people to understand and enjoy it. Daniel Greenwood, Volunteer Development Officer, for the South Downs National Park, said: “Got an idea for a project in your community that the Volunteer Ranger Service can help deliver? Whether it’s refurbishing a community pond, creating a sensory garden, creating wildflower meadows or butterfly banks,

    Posted: 5 December 2018.

  • Most asked: Elaina Whittaker-Slark, Lead Ranger for the western end of the South Downs National Park

    South Downs National Park

    Answers to questions about a particular area of work in the National Park – some sent in to our newsletter and others that we get asked all the time. Answering this month is: Elaina Whittaker-Slark What does a Lead Ranger do? I manage a team of two rangers, two assistant rangers and an apprentice ranger […] The post Most asked: Elaina Whittaker-Slark, Lead Ranger for the western end of the South Downs National Park appeared first on South Downs National Park.

    Posted: 4 December 2018.

  • Berwick nativity gets early Christmas present

    South Downs National Park

    A large and unusual painting of the nativity at Berwick Church, East Sussex, in need of urgent restoration, has received an early Christmas gift in the form of a £2,000 grant from the South Downs National Park Authority’s Sustainable Community Fund. The nativity is one of many huge paintings filling the church, completed by artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell between 1941 and 1943, all now at risk from serious paint flaking, salt damage and mould. The artists were commissioned by Bishop Bell, despite being atheists and part of the unconventional Bloomsbury Group of artists. Many of the models used

    Posted: 3 December 2018.

  • ‘Payment by results’ farm pilots a ‘success’

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Figures and analysis revealed at a farming conference in the Yorkshire Dales this week have suggested that a payment by results approach to agri-environment schemes can produce ‘amazing’ environmental enhancements and strengthen trust between farmers and government agencies.

    Posted: 30 November 2018.

  • National Park Fell Top Assessors start Winter season

    Lake District National Park

    Snow has been spotted on the fells over the past week which not only heralds the start of winter but also the season launch of the Lake District National Park’s Weatherline service.

    Posted: 30 November 2018.

  • Business and community leaders mark first anniversary of environmental partnership

    New Forest National Park

    A partnership looking to boost the natural environment by putting it at the heart of decisions about the environment, economy and communities has marked its first anniversary. One of the first of its kind in the UK, the Green Halo Partnership brings together organisations from across central southern England to protect and enhance our ‘natural […] The post Business and community leaders mark first anniversary of environmental partnership appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 30 November 2018.