Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Pembrokeshire Outdoor Schools celebrates Empty Classroom Day

    Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

    Pembrokeshire Outdoor Schools PODS hosted a celebration of outdoor learning at the National Trust's Stackpole Estate in May to mark International Empty Classroom Day.

    Posted: 12 June 2018.

  • National Park Authority launch ‘frequent user’ permit for popular Roseberry Topping car park

    North York Moors National Park

    The North York Moors National Park Authority has launched a ‘frequent user’ permit for its Newton-under-Roseberry car park for a trial period of one year. It is hoped the permit, which costs £22.50 and last for 12 months, will help ease the pressures caused by roadside parking in and around the village.  

    Posted: 11 June 2018.

  • Final consultation on Lewes Neighbourhood Plan

    South Downs National Park

    The submitted Lewes Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is open for consultation from Monday 11 June to Monday 23 July 2018. The plan has been submitted by Lewes Town Council to the South Downs National Park Authority for independent examination. 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 Lewes NDP includes planning policies on: Housing, including allocations for at least 220 new

    Posted: 11 June 2018.

  • North and South Summer Rangers promoting Pembrokeshire

    Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

    This summer, visitors and locals out and about in north and south Pembrokeshire have two new mobile information centres in the form of two new Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Summer Rangers.

    Posted: 11 June 2018.

  • Five chicks on the barn owl webcam

    South Downs National Park

    Over the last day or so, the last of this year's eggs have hatched, bringing the total of tiny and very hungry owlets to five! Watch our barn owl webcam. If you are having trouble getting this to play, try our legacy player instead. Learn more about the barn owl box project. To feed her young, the adult female will tear bit of food off and feed it to the owlets. But from about 2 weeks old they can swallow a whole shrew and will start to feed themselves! You may notice the oldest chick getting most of the food.

    Posted: 8 June 2018.

  • Exmoor Farmers Present Post-Brexit Ambitions to Michael Gove

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 8 June 2018.

  • Your summer of South Downs cycling starts here

    South Downs National Park

    From new or nervous riders to mountain bikers, the South Downs has something to offer most cyclists. Alister Linton-Crook, South Downs Cycling Officer, shares some ideas. Where to get started If you’re new to cycling or haven’t ridden for a while you’ll be looking for a wide, flat surface well away from traffic where you can build up your confidence. There are a number of trails following old railway lines across the National Park which fit your needs, open to cyclists, walkers and horse riders, many of which start and end at current railway stations. Try the Downs Link from

    Posted: 8 June 2018.

  • Most asked: Tania Hunt and Diana Adamson, SDNPA support service officers.

    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 are: Tania Hunt and Diana Adamson, SDNPA support service officers. I run a local information booth. Are you happy for us to take leaflets from your front desk area to re-stock our shelves? All of our leaflets are available from Brochure Connect who supply them free of charge. You’ll need to register with them so that you can then order them online. What time do the gates open

    Posted: 8 June 2018.

  • On the ground in May 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 a taste of what they achieved in May 2018: Joined three Country Trust days as part of our continuing partnership with the Hampshire-based charity which brings children unlikely to experience the countryside onto farms to teach them more about nature and food production. Trained eight

    Posted: 8 June 2018.

  • Pembrokeshire Coastal Bus passengers top 90,000 for the first time

    Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

    Passenger numbers on Pembrokeshire's coastal buses reached an alltime high last year.Figures show more than 90,000 people travelled on the buses in 201718, compared to 85,000 in the previous year and 82,000 in 201516.

    Posted: 8 June 2018.

  • What makes our coastline special

    South Downs National Park

    At the eastern end of the National Park the South Downs tumble to the sea in an iconic stretch of chalk cliff and river mouth. This dramatic landscape – which takes in Seaford Head, Cuckmere Haven, Seven Sisters and Beachy Head – is officially called the Sussex Heritage Coast and we need your help to tell its story. The Sussex Heritage Coast was defined in 1973, the first of 32 established around England to conserve the country’s best stretches of undeveloped coasts. It includes two nationally important areas for wildlife and natural heritage; rare habitats such as herb-rich chalk grassland

    Posted: 8 June 2018.

  • National Parks Week 2018

    Snowdonia National Park

    What’s on in Snowdonia

    Posted: 7 June 2018.

  • New gateway to Forest’s wartime past

    New Forest National Park

    The wartime history of the New Forest National Park is now more accessible than ever after moving to a new website. Since its launch in 2012, the New Forest Remembers website has recorded the archaeology, history, memories and untold stories of World War One and Two with help from local community groups, enthusiasts and professionals. […] The post New gateway to Forest’s wartime past appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 6 June 2018.

  • Appeal for Respect

    Snowdonia National Park

    SNPA officers and local landowners are strongly appealing to 4 x 4 vehicle drivers to stick to specific routes when driving their vehicles in Meirionnydd.

    Posted: 6 June 2018.

  • Malham peregrine chicks shuffle out

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Visitors to the peregrine falcon viewpoint at Malham Cove have been treated to the sight of two chicks shuffling out of their nest site.

    Posted: 5 June 2018.