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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.

Cook family exhibition at Yoredale

Friday, 18 May 2018

New paintings by Malhamdale artist David Cook, collages by Heather Cook, and photography by their son, Tom, have been put on display in Bainbridge - as part of the Swaledale Festival.

Read the full press release, 'Cook family exhibition at Yoredale '

Man pleads guilty over campervan

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

York Magistrates’ Court has fined a 49 year old man for not complying with a planning enforcement notice relating to the unauthorised siting of a campervan used for accommodation at Storrs Common near Ingleton.

Read the full press release, 'Man pleads guilty over campervan'

Our response to farming consultation: “Yes, but…”

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The government’s “direction of travel” for food, farming and the environment post-Brexit is spot on, but the plans have serious “shortcomings”, National Parks England (NPE) has said.

Read the full press release, 'Our response to farming consultation: “Yes, but…”'

‘Orton flowerlady’ leaves ‘beautiful’ legacy

Friday, 11 May 2018

By the time she died in 2015, long-time resident Judy Dunford had amassed tens of thousands of close-up photographs of the wildflowers growing in the verges.

Read the full press release, '‘Orton flowerlady’ leaves ‘beautiful’ legacy '

Approved: 17 new homes in West Witton

Friday, 11 May 2018

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has granted full planning permission for the construction of 17 new homes in West Witton in Richmondshire.

Read the full press release, 'Approved: 17 new homes in West Witton'

Thumbs up for Dales Bike Centre expansion

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Stuart and Brenda Price of Dales Bike Centre in Fremington near Reeth have received planning permission to build a new accommodation block, an extension to their café as well as other facilities

Read the full press release, 'Thumbs up for Dales Bike Centre expansion'

Malham Peregrine Project attracts 250,000th visitor

Friday, 4 May 2018

A man from East Morton near Keighley today became the quarter of a millionth visitor to the peregrine falcon public viewpoint at Malham Cove.

Read the full press release, 'Malham Peregrine Project attracts 250,000th visitor'

SDF: supporting good works around the Park

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

The SDF is available again this year, with the same budget, and applications are being invited now.

Read the full press release, 'SDF: supporting good works around the Park '

‘Unique’ mountain bike trail opens in Swaledale

Monday, 30 April 2018

Local school children – and their parents – were all smiles at the official opening of the Swale Trail, the Yorkshire Dales National Park’s first ‘family friendly’ mountain bike trail.

Read the full press release, '‘Unique’ mountain bike trail opens in Swaledale'

Spate of approvals for telecommunications masts

Thursday, 26 April 2018

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) has today released details of all recent applications for telecommunications masts – which together amount to significant new development in the Park, benefiting both local communities and visitors.

Read the full press release, 'Spate of approvals for telecommunications masts '

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