Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Funding secured for next section of Egrets Way shared paths network

    South Downs National Park

    From early summer 2019, a new section of the Egrets Way network of shared paths will be available to people to walk and cycle to Lewes. This path will run for nearly a kilometre from the existing path at Ham Lane, passing under the railway and continuing into Lewes Railway Land Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve and on to the Linklater Pavilion close to the town centre. The funding for this project comprises a £75,000 LEADER grant from the Rural Development Programme for England, £78,000 from the South Downs National Park Authority and £23,000 from S106 money allocated to Lewes Town

    Posted: 29 November 2018.

  • Horse power boosts path repair project in the Peak District National Park

    Peak District National Park

    Horse riders have secured a £7500 award towards the cost of path repairs to the Cut Gate bridleway in the Peak District National Park. Peak Horsepower Equestrian Access Group, which works to extend and improve the bridleway network in the National Park, secured the money through the British Horse Society's Paths for Communities Fund.

    Posted: 28 November 2018.

  • Brilliance in Business Award 2018/19 shortlistees announced

    New Forest National Park

    Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit an entry and/or full application to the Brilliance in Business Awards 2018/19. We received a fantastic range of entries and applications and we are pleased to announce the shortlisted businesses for the Brilliance in Business Awards 2018/19 below: The New Forest National Park Authority Award […] The post Brilliance in Business Award 2018/19 shortlistees announced appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 28 November 2018.

  • Healthy soils give healthy yields and lead to better water quality

    South Downs National Park

    Thirty five farmers, land managers and environmental specialists came together on Thursday 15 November to learn about the links between good soil health and crop yields at the Brighton ChaMP for Water soil and nutrient workshop. The aim of the day was to stimulate thinking about innovative ways to improve groundwater quality through more sustainable land management. Addressing rising nitrate trends in groundwater is a key part of the Brighton ChaMP for Water project. Research into cover crops funded through the project in the South Downs National Park has proven that planting different crops can help reduce nitrogen pollution. Keynote

    Posted: 28 November 2018.

  • Winners of Broads National Park Photography Competition announced

    Broads National Park

    We are excited to reveal the winners of the 2018 Broads National Park photography competition.

    Posted: 27 November 2018.

  • National Lottery #ThanksToYou

    Snowdonia National Park

    On the 8th of December 2018, we are offering a free cup of tea or coffee to National Lottery players that purchases a ticket to visit Yr Ysgwrn’s historic farmhouse.

    Posted: 27 November 2018.

  • UK award highlights Peak District National Park young volunteer’s campaign to curb countryside litter

    Peak District National Park

    A teenage volunteer in the Peak District National Park hopes to inspire other youngsters to look after the countryside, after scooping a national award.

    Posted: 26 November 2018.

  • Road crossing improvements receive thumbs-up from horse riders

    North York Moors National Park

    A new bridleway crossing over a busy section of the A171 near Aislaby, Whitby, is providing a safe a route for horse riders, cyclists and walkers in the North York Moors.

    Posted: 26 November 2018.

  • Tolls increase funds navigation improvements on the Broads

    Broads National Park

    The Authority has agreed a 2.6% increase for tolls in 2019 for all categories of hire and private boats.

    Posted: 24 November 2018.

  • An ideal gift for dog lovers!

    South Downs National Park

    Stuck for ideas on what to get your dog-loving friend for Christmas this year? Look no further – we’ve got the perfect gift! What better way to enhance an idyllic dog walk in the South Downs than these stylish Dicky Bags! Made in Cornwall, the Dicky Bag is the ideal dog walker’s companion. With a pocket for fresh bags and a lightweight design; it’s a soft, robust, airtight, machine washable neoprene bin with a Velcro wrap, a karabiner and a belt loop. It’s everything you need on your lead! No need to carry that stinky poo bag at arm’s length

    Posted: 23 November 2018.

  • New geology website! Dalesrocks.org.uk

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    A Lancashire Primary School headteacher has helped produce a beautifully written and illustrated website on the geology of the Ingleborough Dales area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, in a project made possible by National Lottery players.

    Posted: 23 November 2018.

  • Ant-boy Triumphs!

    Cairngorms National Park

    Xander Johnston a Cairngorms Nature Young Ambassador has been named Young Nature Champion in the RSPB’s prestigious Nature… The post Ant-boy Triumphs! appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 23 November 2018.

  • ‘Fantastic ambition and conservation’ hailed in the new National Park Planning Awards

    Peak District National Park

    Winners of the Peak District National Park Authority’s inaugural Planning Awards have been announced at a special ceremony (November 21) at Thornbridge Hall.

    Posted: 22 November 2018.

  • Final call for rural business grant scheme

    North York Moors National Park

    Rural businesses that are looking to expand or diversify in 2019, or individuals looking to launch a new start-up, have only until February to apply for funding which could cover up to 40% of the cost of their projects.

    Posted: 22 November 2018.

  • Make yours a New Forest Marque Christmas

    New Forest National Park

    Gift-hunters in the New Forest are being encouraged to shop local this Christmas and make the most of the incredible produce on their doorstep. Shoppers can support local trade and crafts people by stocking up on unique craft, food and drink from members of the New Forest Marque. The New Forest Marque is the region’s […] The post Make yours a New Forest Marque Christmas appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 21 November 2018.