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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.

Volunteers complete major work on C2C

Monday, 16 October 2017

A 220-metre-long flagged path has been laid across a badly eroded section of the world famous Coast to Coast trail – in one of the biggest rights of way improvement projects ever undertaken by Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority volunteers.

Read the full press release, 'Volunteers complete major work on C2C'

Invitation to join the Yorkshire Dales Access Forum

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

An independent group which advises the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) on all matters relating to ‘open-air recreation’ is recruiting new members.

Read the full press release, 'Invitation to join the Yorkshire Dales Access Forum'

Right to roam plaque unveiled

Friday, 13 October 2017

The Ramblers’ walking charity has unveiled a blue plaque in the small village of Stalling Busk, to mark a key moment in the development of England and Wales’ right to roam laws.

Read the full press release, 'Right to roam plaque unveiled '

Resolution reached on “Tim’s Barn” in Gayle

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

An isolated field barn near Gayle which, without permission, was converted into a fully furnished holiday home with driveway is to be turned back into a basic “camping barn”.

Read the full press release, 'Resolution reached on “Tim’s Barn” in Gayle'

‘Green laners’ and rangers unite to restore road

Friday, 6 October 2017

A section of one of the highest ancient roads in the Dales has been resurfaced by Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority rangers, with financial support from green lanes user groups.

Read the full press release, '‘Green laners’ and rangers unite to restore road'

National Park: ‘Keep our primary schools open’

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) has made a passionate appeal to local education chiefs to recognise the vital importance of primary schools to the life of rural communities.

Read the full press release, 'National Park: ‘Keep our primary schools open’'

“Divine” viewpoint restored in Kirkby Lonsdale

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) staff have lopped sycamore saplings and overgrown rhododendrons to restore a viewpoint described by writer John Ruskin as the most “naturally divine” in England.

Read the full press release, '“Divine” viewpoint restored in Kirkby Lonsdale'

Dales farmers primed to build region’s flood defences

Monday, 2 October 2017

A practical guidebook for farmers and land managers on natural flood management measures – which is the first of its kind, and could be adopted nationwide – has been published by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA).

Read the full press release, 'Dales farmers primed to build region’s flood defences'

Consultation opens on Downholme Conservation Area

Monday, 2 October 2017

Local people are being invited to have their say on plans to extend the Conservation Area in Downholme in Richmondshire so that it covers all, rather than only half, of the village.

Read the full press release, 'Consultation opens on Downholme Conservation Area'

‘Voices From The Land’ to open at Dales Countryside Museum

Monday, 25 September 2017

A once-in-a-generation exhibition about farming in the Yorkshire Dales – featuring audio recordings and photographic portraits of farmers from across the national park – will open on Friday the 6th of October at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.

Read the full press release, '‘Voices From The Land’ to open at Dales Countryside Museum'

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