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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.

Westmorland Dales win Lottery support

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

The Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme has been awarded a National Lottery grant of £2.27 million, it was announced today. A total of 21 projects will be delivered by a partnership of organisations over a four year period. These will aim to reveal, conserve and celebrate the rich geology, wildlife, cultural heritage and spectacular limestone landscapes of the Westmorland Dales. The area lies to the north of the Howgill Fells in Cumbria, extending over 200 sq km from Maulds Meaburn in the north to Tebay in the south-west and Ravenstonedale in the south-east.

Read the full press release, 'Westmorland Dales win Lottery support'

National Park hedge laying results 2019

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Low Wilkinson Farm in Howgill has hosted the eleventh annual Yorkshire Dales National Park Hedge Laying Competition.

Read the full press release, 'National Park hedge laying results 2019'

Coming up: farm advice meetings

Monday, 7 January 2019

Evening meetings for upland farmers on grants and stewardship schemes are to be held during the next few weeks in Buckden, Hawes, Settle, Sedbergh, Orton and Reeth.

Read the full press release, 'Coming up: farm advice meetings'

Chairman on housing and young people

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Chairman Carl Lis has sought to highlight how the Authority is supporting local District Councils – which have responsibility for housing – and striving to help retain and attract young people in the National Park.

Read the full press release, 'Chairman on housing and young people '

‘Youth Manifesto’ adopted

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has formally committed itself to listening to young people and giving them a chance to take the lead.

Read the full press release, '‘Youth Manifesto’ adopted'

‘A better place for nature’ – Glover Review submission

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has called for a ‘more ambitious agenda for wildlife and biodiversity’ and a ‘radical new approach to agri-environment schemes’ in its submission to the Government’s review of National Parks led by Julian Glover.

Read the full press release, '‘A better place for nature’ – Glover Review submission'

Reaching out to Three Peaks walkers

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has agreed new action to reach out to Three Peaks walkers – while reaffirming that the spectacular landscape is a national treasure to be enjoyed by all. Members agreed to establish a web-based notification scheme, in which people would be encouraged to register their interest in walking the Three Peaks.

Read the full press release, 'Reaching out to Three Peaks walkers'

Landscape conserved with barn decisions

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Decisions made by Planning Committee today have helped to conserve the open, farmed landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, the Park Authority Chairman Carl Lis has said.

Read the full press release, 'Landscape conserved with barn decisions'

Chairman: ‘Now the real work begins’

Monday, 10 December 2018

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Management Plan (NPMP) 2019-2024 has been published. It sets out, in effect, a five-year work programme to enhance the environment and support the local economy.

Read the full press release, 'Chairman: ‘Now the real work begins’'

‘Payment by results’ farm pilots a ‘success’

Friday, 30 November 2018

Figures and analysis revealed at a farming conference in the Yorkshire Dales this week have suggested that a payment by results approach to agri-environment schemes can produce ‘amazing’ environmental enhancements and strengthen trust between farmers and government agencies.

Read the full press release, '‘Payment by results’ farm pilots a ‘success’'

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