Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Affordable homes and 5G mast approved

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Planning Committee this afternoon approved an application to build five new affordable homes in the village of Bainbridge in mid-Wensleydale. It’s the third time in four years that the committee has voted in favour a development near the Rose and Crown pub.  Owing to legal challenges brought by some residents against earlier plans, Hornblower Developments […] The post Affordable homes and 5G mast approved appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 9 February 2021.

  • Looking for Peak District heroes! Opportunity for National Park projects to win national recognition

    Peak District National Park

    Projects to protect or enhance the Peak District National Park have the chance to win a £1,000 prize award to help their work.

    Posted: 4 February 2021.

  • North York Moors National Park seeks artist for 10-month dark skies commission

    North York Moors National Park

    The North York Moors National Park is seeking an innovative UK artist to produce a body of work that reflects the importance of our dark skies and the negative impact of artificial light pollution on the natural world as well as humans’ own wellbeing.

    Posted: 4 February 2021.

  • Peak District Lee’s quarter-of-a-tonne lockdown litter pick

    Peak District National Park

    When Hulme End resident Lee Spensley set out to take on a regular local litter peak a year ago, he couldn’t have anticipated the difference his efforts would make 12 months on.

    Posted: 3 February 2021.

  • Consultation launched on sustainable parking and transport plans for Snowdonia National Park

    Snowdonia National Park

    Yr Wyddfa Partnership is consulting on its draft strategy to improve access and connectivity in the Yr Wyddfa and Ogwen areas of Snowdonia National Park with the support of Transport for Wales. It is inviting local communities and stakeholders to help shape the strategy and potential solutions to address parking issues and encourage more sustainable modes of transport such as walking, cycling and public transport.

    Posted: 1 February 2021.

  • Dulverton housing development reaches completion

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 28 January 2021.

  • Increase in tolls funds safety and navigation improvements

    Broads National Park

    A new range of measures funded by tolls will help to improve safety on the Broads.

    Posted: 22 January 2021.

  • Register now to venture into space or discover nocturnal wildlife wonders

    North York Moors National Park

    Whether it’s discovering how bats use echoes to find their prey; posing questions to an astronomer while watching live pictures of the moon; or being amazed at an astronaut’s life during a space mission, this year’s Virtual Dark Skies Festival promises a bumper programme of discovery and entertainment for people of all ages.

    Posted: 22 January 2021.

  • National Park seeks new Member

    North York Moors National Park

    The search is on for a new colleague to join the North York Moors National Park’s team of Members – an influential group of people who play a major role in shaping the direction of the Authority.

    Posted: 21 January 2021.

  • Farmers recommend new mapping tool

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Farmers have helped to produce a new interactive map showing the location of important habitats in the Yorkshire Dales National Park – and are encouraging fellow land managers to use it to spot opportunities for new income streams and conservation work. The mapping tool – named ‘Re:Cover’ – is designed to help people looking to […] The post Farmers recommend new mapping tool appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 19 January 2021.

  • New Member keen to ‘broaden diversity’

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    A farmer’s daughter born and raised in Conistone with Kilnsey in Upper Wharfedale has become the newest Member of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.  Liz Hall, 40, will be one of four ‘Parish Members’ on the board of the National Park Authority, representing the 25 parishes that make up the ‘Craven East’ part of […] The post New Member keen to ‘broaden diversity’ appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 19 January 2021.

  • Vacancies for Broads Local Access Forum Members

    Broads National Park

    We are seeking motivated volunteers who want to help improve access in the Broads.

    Posted: 11 January 2021.

  • February’s Dark Skies Festival goes virtual

    North York Moors National Park

    The wonders of the night sky will be brought into the nation’s living rooms during this half term (12-28 February) courtesy of a virtual Dark Skies Festival programme created by the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks together with Go Stargazing.

    Posted: 11 January 2021.

  • Derbyshire poet creates ‘audio odyssey’ to celebrate the Peak District National Park

    Peak District National Park

    A Derbyshire poet is releasing the second chapter of an ‘audio artwork’ celebrating this year’s 70th Anniversary of the Peak District National Park (PDNP).

    Posted: 7 January 2021.

  • Authorities come together once again to close Snowdonia’s car parks

    Snowdonia National Park

    As the pandemic reaches a new high point in infection rates and a new variant of the virus is spreading so quickly, authorities want to emphasise the need to avoid any unnecessary travel.

    Posted: 7 January 2021.