Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • £150,000 Crowdfunding drive: BMC launches the biggest phase of Mend Our Mountains

    Peak District National Park

    Today marks the launch of an enormous crowdfunding drive for Britain’s hills and mountains. It is part of Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million, a campaign partnership between the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) and the UK’s family of fifteen National Parks, which seeks to repair the areas of our treasured landscapes that have been most seriously blighted by erosion. 

    Posted: 11 September 2018.

  • Have your say on new National Park Car Parking Order

    Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

    Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority is proposing to update its OffStreet Parking Order which provides the legal basis for the management of its car parks.

    Posted: 11 September 2018.

  • Crowdfunding Drive for Exmoor

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 10 September 2018.

  • Lynmouth Bridge Appeal Gets Funding Boost

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 10 September 2018.

  • Rewards for Whernside path donations

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    A HF Holidays three-night break in the Dales is one reward of many on offer as part of a new crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the repair of a key footpath on Yorkshire’s highest peak, Whernside.

    Posted: 10 September 2018.

  • ‘Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million’ Crowdfunding Campaign – Cader Idris needs your support!

    Snowdonia National Park

    Thanks to a crowdfunding campaign, Mend Our Mountains: Make A Million, that is launched today, Cader Idris will hopefully be a step closer to benefiting from essential footpath development work.

    Posted: 10 September 2018.

  • New Forest conservation group wins Royal approval

    New Forest National Park

    The Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire presented ‘the MBE of voluntary service’ to Pondhead Conservation Trust on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen. Pondhead Conservation is a New Forest community woodland project restoring 200 acres of Crown woodland on the outskirts of Lyndhurst. Run entirely by volunteers who provide over 4,000 hours of free labour each […] The post New Forest conservation group wins Royal approval appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 7 September 2018.

  • ‘Mysterious’ earthworks surveyed in Wensleydale

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority archaeologists and members of the community are surveying earthworks known as ‘stack stands’ – as part of a project exploring Wensleydale’s dairying heritage.

    Posted: 7 September 2018.

  • New Forest partners visit successful schemes to improve the National Park

    New Forest National Park

    An innovative visitor centre on stilts, a wild play area and a river clean-up operation were some of the projects visited by representatives of organisations who care for the New Forest. The New Forest National Park Partnership Plan is the management plan for the Forest which nine lead organisations have helped create and pledged to […] The post New Forest partners visit successful schemes to improve the National Park appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 7 September 2018.

  • North Hill on the Radar

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 5 September 2018.

  • Walk the Heath Week – review

    South Downs National Park

    In August we ran our first guided walk programme ‘Walk the Heath Week’, with seven entertaining and educational walks. Each walk was led by South Downs National Park Rangers or heathland site managers who took the opportunity to highlight the benefits that having actively manged heathlands can bring to local communities and individuals. Every walk had a different theme, including navigation, health, local heritage, dogs and wildlife, conservation, the serpent trail and heathland management techniques. Look out for our next programme of free Heathland guided walks in the coming months and, if you’re interested in becoming a health walk leader,

    Posted: 5 September 2018.

  • Mountain bikers to pedal Peak District National Park boundary to raise cash for route repairs

    Peak District National Park

    Two members of staff from the Peak District National Park Authority are to cycle 340km to raise money to repair a popular mountain bike route.

    Posted: 5 September 2018.

  • Lynchmere Common Bioblitz

    South Downs National Park

    More than 100 people, young and old, joined us at Lynchmere Common on 31 July to discover more about their local heathland. The day of discovery saw SDNPA Rangers, National Trust Rangers and local volunteers coming together to lead a series of exciting and informative wildlife walks for local families, the majority of whom had no previous experience on heathlands. The themed walks included a reptiles and amphibian, bird, butterfly, mini beast, and tree walk. Partners from the Heathlands Reunited project hosted a variety of expert-led experiences including meeting a grass snake, butterfly identification and drawing, a moth trap inspection

    Posted: 5 September 2018.

  • Volunteer with Heathlands Reunited

    South Downs National Park

    Practical management season has arrived! This can only take place between September and March each year to avoid disturbing wildlife. As we enter our third winter works season our partners need your help. During a practical management task on the heath you will probably be asked to ‘scrub bash’ which involves pulling up species such as silver birch and Scots pine, which out-compete the heather on heathlands, or helping eradicate non-native invasive species such as rhododendron. It may also involve stopping for a cup of tea and some well-deserved cake too. Interested? Take a look at the timetable on our

    Posted: 5 September 2018.

  • Thank you for sticking to the paths!

    South Downs National Park

    Ground nesting bird season ends on 15 September and we want to thank everyone for sticking to the paths on our heathlands! This is one of four pledges that owners and dogs are taking through our new ‘I take the lead’ campaign. Owners and dogs ‘sign’ a pawsport and pledge to follow these behaviours when out walking on our heaths: Going on the lead when walking near or approaching livestock Always bagging and binning poo (and encouraging other dog walkers to do the same) Sticking to the paths during birds’ ground-nesting season Staying out of ministry of defence danger areas

    Posted: 5 September 2018.