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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.

‘Hero’ award for Orton man

Monday, 22 January 2018

Orton Parish Council Chairman Kyle Blue has received a “National Park Hero Award” for his unstinting support for the extension of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and for being a “critical friend” of the Park Authority.

Read the full press release, '‘Hero’ award for Orton man '

Statement on Gayle Mill

Monday, 22 January 2018

The North of England Civic Trust (NECT) – which owns Gayle Mill, one of the finest industrial heritage sites in the Yorkshire Dales National Park – has formally announced the temporary closure of the mill.

Read the full press release, 'Statement on Gayle Mill'

National Park hedge laying results

Monday, 15 January 2018

Lockbank Farm near Sedbergh has hosted the tenth annual Yorkshire Dales National Park Hedge Laying Competition.

Read the full press release, 'National Park hedge laying results'

Coming up: Countryside Stewardship advice nights

Friday, 12 January 2018

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority farm advisers will be holding events in Hawes, Reeth, Orton, Sedbergh, Cracoe and Settle in the next few weeks, to connect farmers and landowners to new and “streamlined” Countryside Stewardship schemes and grants.

Read the full press release, 'Coming up: Countryside Stewardship advice nights'

Book now: Duke of Edinburgh Gold residential

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Young people going for a Gold Duke of Edinburgh award are being invited to discover what it is like to be a Yorkshire Dales National Park Ranger – and get stuck in to a week of practical conservation tasks.

Read the full press release, 'Book now: Duke of Edinburgh Gold residential'

Apply now to become a ‘Dales Volunteer’

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) is recruiting volunteers for the first time in three years.

Read the full press release, 'Apply now to become a ‘Dales Volunteer’'

“Attracting families” report approved

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Members of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) have formally backed an initiative – which includes a “radical” proposal on second homes – designed to “halt and then reverse” the decline in the number of young people in the Park.

Read the full press release, '“Attracting families” report approved'

Bridge over the Lune reopens

Monday, 18 December 2017

The longest footbridge in the Cumbria part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park – Fisherman’s Bridge near Sedbergh – has been rebuilt and reopened, two years after the original was swept away during Storm Desmond.

Read the full press release, 'Bridge over the Lune reopens'

Approval for EE phone mast in Craven

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has granted full planning permission for the installation of an 11 metre high telecommunications pole and associated equipment on Fleets Laithe, north of Hetton, in Rylstone parish.

Read the full press release, 'Approval for EE phone mast in Craven'

New homes decision deferred

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

A threat of legal action has led the Planning Committee of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) to defer a decision on whether to grant planning permission for five new, affordable homes in Bainbridge for local people.

Read the full press release, 'New homes decision deferred'

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