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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.

“Book of Bridges” restored

Friday, 21 September 2018

A huge book containing the Midland Railway’s original 1870s drawings for the now closed Garsdale-Hawes branch line has been restored, with support from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF).

Read the full press release, '“Book of Bridges” restored'

‘Now or never’ for Ingleborough woodland grants

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

A plan to plant 15 hectares of new native woodland in the Ingleborough Dales over four years will fail unless more landowners come forward soon, the team behind the project has said.

Read the full press release, '‘Now or never’ for Ingleborough woodland grants'

Lancashire station flags reused in National Park

Friday, 14 September 2018

Large flagstones which once lined the platforms at Kirkham and Wesham Station in Lancashire have been reused on public rights of way in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Read the full press release, 'Lancashire station flags reused in National Park '

Rewards for Whernside path donations

Monday, 10 September 2018

A HF Holidays three-night break in the Dales is one reward of many on offer as part of a new crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the repair of a key footpath on Yorkshire’s highest peak, Whernside.

Read the full press release, 'Rewards for Whernside path donations '

‘Mysterious’ earthworks surveyed in Wensleydale

Friday, 7 September 2018

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority archaeologists and members of the community are surveying earthworks known as ‘stack stands’ – as part of a project exploring Wensleydale’s dairying heritage.

Read the full press release, '‘Mysterious’ earthworks surveyed in Wensleydale '

Yoredale exhibitor: ‘Wildlife is my life’

Monday, 3 September 2018

Bedale-based landscape and wildlife photographer Paul Fowlie has become the latest local artist to exhibit work at Yoredale, the Bainbridge offices of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

Read the full press release, 'Yoredale exhibitor: ‘Wildlife is my life’ '

Cumbria habitats surveyed for first time

Friday, 31 August 2018

Ecologists are for the first time assessing the condition of ‘priority habitats’ in the parts of Cumbria and Lancashire that became part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in 2016.

Read the full press release, 'Cumbria habitats surveyed for first time '

Inspector makes Forbidden Corner decision

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

The Planning Inspectorate has rejected an appeal by the owners of the Forbidden Corner against an enforcement notice served by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA).

Read the full press release, 'Inspector makes Forbidden Corner decision'

‘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'

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