Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Grants scheme launches to support outdoor learning

    South Downs National Park

    Working in partnership with our South Downs Education Network, the National Park Authority is helping young people enjoy more learning experiences outside the classroom this summer. Schools can apply for grants to help young people enjoy activities and trips that connect them with the special qualities of the National Park. Schools with over 10% of pupils eligible for Free School Meals will be able to access the greatest level of support, which could exceed £1,000 for an individual school. [caption id="attachment_49023" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Photo credit: Robbie Labanowski[/caption] In total, around 1,500 pupils are set to benefit from the initiative, with

    Posted: 8 April 2021.

  • Handy walking guide is launched for South Downs National Park

    South Downs National Park

    Rangers from across the South Downs National Park have helped to put together a new colourful booklet featuring some of their favourite walks. Published by Harper Collins, South Downs Park Rangers Favourite Walks features a range of easy to more challenging walks from 2km to 10km. The guide has a detailed description for each walk with highlights clearly marked on an accompanying map, as well as gorgeous photographs. General information about the National Park plus basic advice on walking are also included in the handy guide. Philippa Morrison-Price, a Lead Ranger for the South Downs National Park, said: “Being a

    Posted: 8 April 2021.

  • West Somerset working to be a plastic free hotspot

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 6 April 2021.

  • New Exmoor Tree Nursery Part of National Park 'Land Visioning'

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 6 April 2021.

  • Welcoming visitors back to the Park

    Cairngorms National Park

    By Janet Hunter, CNPA Board Member & Chair of the Cairngorms Tourism Partnership Richard Branson said “solving problems… The post Welcoming visitors back to the Park appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 1 April 2021.

  • New boating videos released for Broads-wide safety campaign

    Broads National Park

    We have launched a new set of safety animations in conjunction with our partners.

    Posted: 31 March 2021.

  • Nature recovery work ‘accelerating’

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    The Yorkshire Dales National Park will be home to the finest variety of wildlife in England by 2040, today’s full Authority meeting heard.  A group called the Yorkshire Dales Biodiversity Forum, which includes Natural England and Environment Agency staff, as well as people from charities such as the RSPB and National Trust, re-committed itself to […] The post Nature recovery work ‘accelerating’ appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 30 March 2021.

  • Farmers see case for riverside tree-planting

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Ten pockets of woodland are being planted by watercourses in the Upper Ure catchment over the next few weeks. Newbiggin Beck in mid-Wensleydale (pictured) is one such area where trees are about to go into the ground. The planting will create better conditions for fish and stabilise riverbanks. In each case farmers have readily agreed […] The post Farmers see case for riverside tree-planting appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 29 March 2021.

  • Call for more New Forest Ambassadors ahead of lockdown lifting

    New Forest National Park

    Following the success of last year’s New Forest Ambassador scheme, the New Forest National Park Authority is once again calling on local people to help support its work protecting this internationally-important area for nature and wildlife. The scheme was set up in July by the NPA and parish councils after local people said they wanted […] The post Call for more New Forest Ambassadors ahead of lockdown lifting appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 26 March 2021.

  • New LDP for the Cairngorms National Park now in place

    Cairngorms National Park

    Today marks the implementation of a new Local Development Plan for the Cairngorms National Park, ensuring that the… The post New LDP for the Cairngorms National Park now in place appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 26 March 2021.

  • New planning rules for pop-up campsites will help protect the New Forest

    New Forest National Park

    New planning guidance and regulations for temporary campsites in the National Park are to be introduced to help protect the New Forest’s wildlife and habitats. In recent years the New Forest has seen an increase in the number of temporary or ‘pop-up’ campsites. These have benefitted from permitted development rights whereby they can operate without […] The post New planning rules for pop-up campsites will help protect the New Forest appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 25 March 2021.

  • Beavers are re-introduced to the South Downs National Park

    South Downs National Park

    The National Trust has released two beavers in the South Downs National Park and it's hoped the male and female will become a breeding pair. The species, known as "nature's water engineers" as their dams help to create wildlife-rich wetlands, has been released under licence into a 15-hectare area. Having once been an important part of the ecosystem, beavers became extinct in Britain in the 16th century because of hunting for their fur, meat and scent glands. [caption id="attachment_51965" align="aligncenter" width="474"] National Trust Rangers releasing a male Eurasian Beaver (Castor fiber) into a pond in a large woodland enclosure[/caption] This

    Posted: 25 March 2021.

  • Park Talk: Take care to protect livestock and wildlife

    Cairngorms National Park

    By CNPA Board Member, John Kirk I love this time of year. It is very busy for us… The post Park Talk: Take care to protect livestock and wildlife appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 25 March 2021.

  • Cliff falls happen at random – visitors urged to enjoy coast safely this spring and summer

    South Downs National Park

    People visiting East Sussex’s spectacular coastline - which includes the Seven Sisters and Birling Gap in the National Park - are being urged to stay safe this spring and summer. Visitors are being reminded of the serious risks the unstable cliffs pose to those getting too close to the edge or walking at the base of the cliffs, and the dangers to beach walkers who risk getting cut off by the tide. High numbers of people have been visiting the coast for clifftop and beachside walks during the pandemic. As lockdown restrictions ease over the coming months and the weather

    Posted: 25 March 2021.

  • Planning update: Direction and Notice

    New Forest National Park

    TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (GENERAL PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT) (ENGLAND) ORDER 2015 (as amended) NOTICE OF CONFIRMATION OF A DIRECTION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 4(1) IN RESPECT OF LAND AT LOT 2, PETLAKE FARM, RINGWOOD ROAD, BARTLEY, SOUTHAMPTON (SO40 7LA) TAKE NOTICE that the above mentioned Direction, made on 3 November 2020 pursuant to article 4(1) of the […] The post Planning update: Direction and Notice appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 25 March 2021.