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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.

Boy carries bedding on D of E residential

Friday, 15 September 2017

Tim Hof from Inverclyde – photographed on Fountains Fell doing landscaping work on the Pennine Way – was one of a group of eight teenagers who spent a week in north Ribblesdale working towards a Duke of Edinburgh gold award.

Read the full press release, 'Boy carries bedding on D of E residential'

New ranger: “I’m amazed to be working in this landscape”

Friday, 15 September 2017

A 30-year old former BTCV conservation volunteer has landed his “dream job” as the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Area Ranger for Malhamdale, Ribblesdale and the Lancashire part of the National Park.

Read the full press release, 'New ranger: “I’m amazed to be working in this landscape”'

Wensleydale gets conservation push

Thursday, 14 September 2017

An ambitious set of projects to help improve the environment of Wensleydale and the wider Ure catchment – for the benefit of local people and nature – has been published in a 25-page strategy document.

Read the full press release, 'Wensleydale gets conservation push'

‘Your Dales’ consultation: the results

Friday, 8 September 2017

The future of farming post-Brexit, wildlife crime and ‘community sustainability’ have emerged as three of the biggest issues in the Yorkshire Dales National Park which the public would like to see addressed.

Read the full press release, '‘Your Dales’ consultation: the results '

National Park celebrates first accredited ‘access for all’ holiday cottage

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

A small holiday cottage business – which has become the first in the Yorkshire Dales to have one of its properties officially accredited as providing ‘access for all’ – has been warmly congratulated by Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA).

Read the full press release, 'National Park celebrates first accredited ‘access for all’ holiday cottage'

New kit for life savers

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

The Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association has become the latest local organisation to benefit from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF).

Read the full press release, 'New kit for life savers'

Regular farm advice surgeries start in Cumbria

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Farmers and landowners can now receive free expert help and advice by dropping-in to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s new offices in Kirkby Lonsdale and Orton.

Read the full press release, 'Regular farm advice surgeries start in Cumbria'

Habitat ‘highways’ to connect Hazel Dormice

Friday, 11 August 2017

Funding has been secured for the planting of more than 1,700 metres of hedgerows in mid-Wensleydale to help one of the UK’s most endangered mammals, the Hazel Dormouse.

Read the full press release, 'Habitat ‘highways’ to connect Hazel Dormice'

Forbidden Corner faces enforcement notice

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

An enforcement notice is to be served on the owners of the Forbidden Corner visitor attraction near Leyburn, requiring them to demolish a prominent ‘castle folly’ that has been built without planning permission.

Read the full press release, 'Forbidden Corner faces enforcement notice'

National Park report highlights successes and failures

Monday, 7 August 2017

An annual report on the Yorkshire Dales’ National Park Management Plan (NPMP) has outlined a list of “significant achievements”, as well as some issues where there has been “little or no progress”.

Read the full press release, 'National Park report highlights successes and failures '

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