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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.

New campaign: ‘Pitch in for Whernside’

Friday, 17 November 2017

‘Pitch in for Whernside’ has been launched by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA), as part of the British Mountaineering Council’s national ‘Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million’ fundraising campaign.

Read the full press release, 'New campaign: ‘Pitch in for Whernside’'

Campsite makes high nature value farming viable

Friday, 10 November 2017

A new campsite has been established on a farm in Buckden in Upper Wharfedale, with support from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF).

Read the full press release, 'Campsite makes high nature value farming viable'

The National Park in numbers

Friday, 3 November 2017

Six ‘evidence papers’ – containing the latest facts, figures and trends about the Yorkshire Dales National Park – have been published, in the latest step toward creating a new five-year management plan for the park.

Read the full press release, 'The National Park in numbers'

Statement on RSPB's Birdcrime report

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Chairman Carl Lis said: “I am appalled by the continuing illegal persecution and attempted persecution of protected birds in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Birds of prey should be thriving here. That they are not, as the RSPB’s ‘Birdcrime’ report rightly makes clear, is a serious stain on the Park’s reputation – and on all those involved in moorland management.

Read the full press release, 'Statement on RSPB's Birdcrime report'

Events listings site redesigned

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

A free online events calendar for the Yorkshire Dales National Park – seen by an average of more than a thousand people a week – has been redesigned and made easier to use.

Read the full press release, 'Events listings site redesigned'

National Park nudges house builders

Friday, 27 October 2017

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) has contacted landowners, developers, builders, planning agents and Housing Associations to urge them to consider building new homes in the Park.

Read the full press release, 'National Park nudges house builders '

Sue Dewhurst exhibits at Yoredale

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Barns, landscapes, the legacy of the Tour de France – and the odd hen with attitude – feature in the latest art exhibition at Yoredale in Bainbridge, the offices of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. Sue Dewhurst

Read the full press release, 'Sue Dewhurst exhibits at Yoredale'

Wildlife garden opens at Sedbergh primary

Monday, 23 October 2017

An area of Sedbergh Primary School that had become derelict and out-of-bounds has been transformed into a science and wildlife garden, with support from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF).

Read the full press release, 'Wildlife garden opens at Sedbergh primary'

Swaledale barns restored – and stories told

Friday, 20 October 2017

Two historic barns near Muker have been restored, while a multi-media community project has recorded, interpreted and shared the history of barns in the parish.

Read the full press release, 'Swaledale barns restored – and stories told'

Volunteers complete major work on C2C

Monday, 16 October 2017

A 220-metre-long flagged path has been laid across a badly eroded section of the world famous Coast to Coast trail – in one of the biggest rights of way improvement projects ever undertaken by Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority volunteers.

Read the full press release, 'Volunteers complete major work on C2C'

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