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Press Office for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Our Press Office offers news releases, a fact file, advice on filming, quick links within our website and information on who to contact.

A gallery of free-to-use images is available – please credit the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. Journalists can subscribe to our news releases RSS feed.

You can find out about committee meetings, dates, agenda papers and minutes in National Park Authority committees .

Our latest press releases

The latest press releases issued by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority are listed below.

Use the search to find a particular story or browse our news releases issued since 2005.

‘Sound condemnation’ needed of raptor persecution

Friday, 10 August 2018

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority will present evidence-based data on birds of prey persecution in the Park at a Northern England Raptor Forum open day in Grassington tomorrow.

Read the full press release, '‘Sound condemnation’ needed of raptor persecution'

Ash dieback hits Park

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Ash dieback disease has spread “phenomenally quickly” right across the Yorkshire Dales National Park, hitting its most treasured and ancient woodlands, the Park Authority’s Senior Trees and Woodlands Officer, Geoff Garrett, has said.

Read the full press release, 'Ash dieback hits Park'

Defra funds extension of Wensleydale farm payment pilot

Friday, 3 August 2018

The Environment Secretary has announced that a ‘Payment by Results’ project being piloted in Wensleydale will be the first agri-environment scheme directly funded by the UK.

Read the full press release, 'Defra funds extension of Wensleydale farm payment pilot'

‘At last!’ Hen Harriers fledge in Yorkshire Dales NP

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

One of the UK’s most persecuted birds of prey, the hen harrier, has successfully bred in the Yorkshire Dales National Park for the first time since 2007.

Read the full press release, '‘At last!’ Hen Harriers fledge in Yorkshire Dales NP'

What big eyes you have! Last chance to see Malham Cove peregrines

Friday, 20 July 2018

Not everyone will be so lucky as photographer Dave Dimmock, who was sat at the top of the Malham Cove when this 10-week-old peregrine landed right next to him. Yet for another 10 days people will be able to see a pair of peregrines – and their two young – up close, by visiting a free public viewpoint at the base of the Cove.

Read the full press release, 'What big eyes you have! Last chance to see Malham Cove peregrines'

Swaledale survey highlights need for ecological network investment

Friday, 20 July 2018

A survey of some of the most important habitats in Swaledale outside of Sites of Special Scientific Interest has found that only 60% of them are, by area, in good condition.

Read the full press release, 'Swaledale survey highlights need for ecological network investment'

Meet the Calendar Girls

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Six of the original Calendar Girls will be at the Dales Countryside Museum next week, with their families, for a public event marking the opening of a new exhibition which tells their remarkable story.

Read the full press release, 'Meet the Calendar Girls'

Barn conversion decision ‘allows us to stay’

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

An application brought by a young couple from Hawes – to convert a barn on the eastern fringe of the town into a house – has been approved unanimously by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Planning Committee, despite objections from the Highway Authority.

Read the full press release, 'Barn conversion decision ‘allows us to stay’'

Sedbergh pupils repair Sedgwick Trail

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Sedbergh School students have spent three days working in baking heat alongside National Park Authority rangers to repair parts of the Adam Sedgwick Geological Trail.

Read the full press release, 'Sedbergh pupils repair Sedgwick Trail'

Twenty years of the Calendar Girls

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

The phenomenal fundraising story of the W.I ladies who posed artfully with teapots, song sheets and sewing is laid bare at a new exhibition opening at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.

Read the full press release, 'Twenty years of the Calendar Girls'

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