Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • New funding for climate, nature and people in the nation’s special landscapes

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Farmers and land managers in England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) will be given grants to make improvements to the natural environment, cultural heritage and public access. The three-year programme, Farming in Protected Landscapes, was announced today by Government, and will be open to farmers and land managers to support nature […] The post New funding for climate, nature and people in the nation’s special landscapes appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 24 June 2021.

  • Tree safety work starts Monday 28 June on Tissington Trail

    Peak District National Park

    Contractors for the Peak District National Park Authority will be carrying out ash dieback tree safety work on the Tissington Trail from Monday 28 June, for four weeks.

    Posted: 24 June 2021.

  • Plea for vigilance as the North York Moors announces fire risk

    North York Moors National Park

    People visiting the North York Moors are asked to be particularly vigilant as the recent fine weather has led to an increased risk of moorland and forest fires in the National Park.

    Posted: 24 June 2021.

  • New funding package launched for Peak District farmers looking to the future

    Peak District National Park

    Farmers in the Peak District National Park will be able to benefit from a new grants programme from 1 July, with more than £1.2 million available locally this year (2021).

    Posted: 24 June 2021.

  • New funding for climate, nature and people in the nation’s special landscapes

    North York Moors National Park

    Farmers and land managers in England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) will be given grants to make improvements to the natural environment, cultural heritage and public access.

    Posted: 24 June 2021.

  • Authority welcomes Government announcement on National Parks

    South Downs National Park

    The South Downs National Park Authority welcomes the Government’s plans for the future of the UK’s National Parks and other protected landscapes. Trevor Beattie, Chief Executive of the Authority, said: “It is good news that the Government is acknowledging the importance of our national landscapes to deliver for people, places, nature and climate.   “The first 10 years of the South Downs National Park has underlined the priceless value of this world-class landscape to make more space for nature and we welcome the creation of new sources of funding to support nature in our protected landscapes and the commitment to create

    Posted: 24 June 2021.

  • Response to the Written Ministerial Statement on protected landscapes

    New Forest National Park

    The New Forest National Park Authority welcomes today’s written ministerial statement which outlines the government’s intentions regarding protected landscapes. New Forest National Park Authority Chair Gavin Parker said: ‘We are at a critical point for the New Forest with the challenges of the climate and nature emergencies; changes in land management; and pressures from new […] The post Response to the Written Ministerial Statement on protected landscapes appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 24 June 2021.

  • New funding package for Lake District farmers

    Lake District National Park

    Farmers in the Lake District National Park will be able to benefit from a new national grants programme from 1 July, with more than £1 million available locally this year.

    Posted: 24 June 2021.

  • Have your say

    New Forest National Park

    Forest organisations are asking for people’s views on key priorities during the next five years for the New Forest National Park. Working together, New Forest partners have drawn up a draft Partnership Plan to 2026, to secure the future of the New Forest and champion the recovery of the climate, nature and ourselves.   The […] The post Have your say appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 23 June 2021.

  • South Downs National Park special edition sparkling wine will help plant 1,000 new trees

    South Downs National Park

    A beautiful limited edition sparkling wine has been produced as part of the “Trees for the Downs” initiative. Leading English Sparkling Winemaker Nyetimber has pledged support for the campaign and created a stunning limited-edition bottle of its Classic Cuvee MV. Each of the 1,000 limited-edition bottles represents a tree that will be planted by Nyetimber as part of the campaign. Trees for the Downs launched in April and is the biggest-ever charitable tree-planting drive for the South Downs. The South Downs National Park Trust, the official independent charity for the National Park, has set its sights on raising a total

    Posted: 23 June 2021.

  • Public Consultation: Kingston Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan

    South Downs National Park

    The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) has prepared a new Character Appraisal and Management Plan for Kingston Conservation Area. These documents periodically review the continued need and purpose of conservation area designation, are recommended in Government guidance and have proved useful tools for effective development management. Kingston Conservation Area has been designated since 1972 and was last reviewed in 2007. A consultation draft is available for eight weeks and we look forward to receiving your comments on it by Monday 23rd August 2021. Comments can be sent by email to historic.buildings@southdowns.gov.uk or in writing to The South Downs Centre, North Street,

    Posted: 22 June 2021.

  • ‘Massive investment’ in National Park

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    New native woodland has been created at an even greater scale than hoped for during the past year in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, while water quality has improved, and ‘massive investment’ has been made in areas such as Upper Ribblesdale and Swaledale. The annual report (see item 11) of the Yorkshire Dales National Park […] The post ‘Massive investment’ in National Park appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 22 June 2021.

  • Raising a glass to the glorious grapes of the South Downs National Park

    South Downs National Park

    The huge potential of the South Downs National Park to become a winemaking hub for the UK has been revealed in a leading new report.  With its sun-soaked slopes and chalky soils reminiscent of northern France, the South Downs has already made a name for itself for producing some of the best English sparkling wines.  Now a new study has shown that the potential for more viticulture may be significant, bringing hundreds of new jobs and millions of pounds-worth of investment to local rural economies in the National Park. The publication of the study is accompanied by key new planning

    Posted: 21 June 2021.

  • Appeal launched to help fund new Exmoor woodlands

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 18 June 2021.

  • Popular footpath reopens in Reedham

    Broads National Park

    A footpath that had been closed for many years has been reopened thanks to a collaborative effort.

    Posted: 18 June 2021.