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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.

‘Aysgarth Falls are rising!’ National Park Centre wins White Rose Award

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Aysgarth Falls National Park Visitor Centre has won a Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Award in the hotly contested ‘Visitor Information’ category.

Read the full press release, '‘Aysgarth Falls are rising!’ National Park Centre wins White Rose Award'

‘Deeply rural’ affordable housing schemes approved

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Approval has today been granted for the building of four new affordable homes in Langthwaite in Arkengarthdale – in only the second instance of a community-led housing scheme in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Read the full press release, '‘Deeply rural’ affordable housing schemes approved'

Review: ‘Upper Dales needs affordable housing’

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

A review commissioned by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) and Richmondshire District Council has demonstrated that affordable housing is needed in the village of Bainbridge, as well as in the wider Upper Dales division of North Yorkshire.

Read the full press release, 'Review: ‘Upper Dales needs affordable housing’'

‘Good time’ to apply for SDF grants

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is inviting applications to its Sustainable Development Fund (SDF), which still has nearly £90,000 in the pot for this financial year.

Read the full press release, '‘Good time’ to apply for SDF grants'

Visitor experience improved at Ribblehead

Friday, 2 November 2018

Parking areas and footpaths have been repaired and extended at Ribblehead Viaduct, one of the most iconic sites in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, in a project made possible by National Lottery players.

Read the full press release, 'Visitor experience improved at Ribblehead'

Support for Cumbrian community meeting places

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Facilities at Garsdale Village Hall and Mansergh Community Hall have been improved, with support from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF).

Read the full press release, 'Support for Cumbrian community meeting places'

Bainbridge Big Dig – the results

Friday, 26 October 2018

A 5,000 year old flint arrowhead, an almost complete Roman-era pot, and a bullet from a Lee Enfield British Army rifle were among the 12,000 ‘finds’ uncovered in Bainbridge last year during the ‘We Dig Community’ archaeology project.

Read the full press release, 'Bainbridge Big Dig – the results'

Injunction granted in Coverdale enforcement case

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

The High Court has granted an injunction against Andrew Avison of Middlefields Farm in Melmerby, under which he must either reduce the height of an agricultural building or demolish it by 18 January 2019.

Read the full press release, 'Injunction granted in Coverdale enforcement case'

‘Green laners’ fund more work on Roman Road

Friday, 12 October 2018

Rangers and Dales Volunteers have spent several weeks repairing eroded sections of the ancient Roman Road above Burtersett in Wensleydale, with financial support coming from two recreational motoring groups.

Read the full press release, '‘Green laners’ fund more work on Roman Road'

Solving Malham’s ‘gridlock’ – have your say

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Kirkby Malhamdale Parish Council has created three online questionnaires – for residents, local businesses and visitors – as part of its project to develop a Visitor Traffic Management Plan for Malham.

Read the full press release, 'Solving Malham’s ‘gridlock’ – have your say'

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