Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Wales' First Minister Opens yr Ysgwrn

    Snowdonia National Park

    Yr Ysgwrn was officially opened today by the Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales, in the company of Gerald Williams, the nephew of famous poet and First World War soldier, Hedd Wyn

    Posted: 6 September 2017.

  • Lonely Planet Visit Brecon Beacons

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    This weekend will see the world famous travel media company Lonely Planet stop off in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Their epic summer road trip in an all- electric Tesla is part of a staycation to showcase some of Scotland, England and Wales’ most iconic National Parks. On Saturday the travel media company are inviting […]

    Posted: 24 August 2017.

  • Nominations open for 2017 National Parks UK Volunteer Awards

    National Parks UK

    This year’s National Parks Week (Monday 24 to Sunday 30 July) is all about bringing people together and what better places to enjoy that than in the stunning countryside of the UK’s 15 National Parks.

    Posted: 22 August 2017.

  • Benefits of Volunteering

    Snowdonia National Park

    This morning we were working on getting rid of Himalayan Balsam at a site near Parc, Y Bala. The video below is a taste of the work we do to which we are grateful for all the volunteers who have helped us, without them, the amount of control over the balsam would not have been possible.

    Posted: 16 August 2017.

  • Migneint Water Vole Survey / Training Day

    Snowdonia National Park

    Here we are on our recent annual Migneint Water Vole survey / training day in the hills of the Snowdonia National Park.

    Posted: 21 July 2017.

  • Rights of Way Consultation

    Snowdonia National Park

    Gwynedd Council are working closely with the Snowdonia National Park Authority reviewing our Rights of Way Improvement Plan.

    Posted: 18 July 2017.

  • National Parks Week 2017

    National Parks UK

    This year’s National Parks Week (Monday 24 to Sunday 30 July) is all about bringing people together and what better places to enjoy that than in the stunning countryside of the UK’s 15 National Parks.

    Posted: 7 July 2017.

  • Columbia Sportswear becomes official outfitter of the National Parks’ rangers and staff

    National Parks UK

    Columbia Sportwear® becomes the official outfitter of the National Parks’ rangers and staff

    Posted: 24 May 2017.

  • Celebrate St David’s Day by walking the Brecon Beacons without leaving your armchair thanks to Google Maps

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    To celebrate St David’s Day this year people around the world will be able to ‘walk’ in the Brecon Beacons National Park without even having to leave their house. Iconic sections of the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales are available for the first time from 1st March on Google Maps Street View. National […]

    Posted: 1 March 2017.

  • The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority has agreed new proposals to secure the future of the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    Members of the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority agreed a proposal to secure the future of the popular National Park Visitor Centre in the hills outside Brecon. Proposals agreed at Friday’s meeting came from a Member/Officer working group which was set up last year in response to substantial budget cuts from Welsh Government.  The working […]

    Posted: 13 June 2016.

  • A new bridge for Govilon

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    A newly installed bridge was officially opened last week in Govilon on the popular walking and cycling route that links the village to Llanfoist. Brecon Beacons National Park Authority Member Margaret Underwood attended the celebration on Thursday 5th May, to cut the ribbon. Margaret was joined by walkers, cyclists and the National Park Wardens who […]

    Posted: 13 May 2016.

  • Telling the Story of Brecon at Agincourt in the Cathedral

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    Brecon’s involvement with the battle of Agincourt has been brought to life at Brecon Cathedral in commemoration of the important contribution the men of Brecon made to the famous battle fought in France 600 years ago . Working with the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, new interpretation has been created which includes a virtual Agincourt […]

    Posted: 10 May 2016.

  • National Park welcomes new Authority Members

    Brecon Beacons National Park

    The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority has welcomed three new Members. Ms Deborah Perkin, Mr James Marsden and Mr Julian Stedman. Current Authority Members greeted them at the National Park Authority Meeting on 8 April and they will now continue their induction into their role on the governing body of the National Park Authority. The  […]

    Posted: 6 May 2016.