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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.

Meet the Calendar Girls

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Six of the original Calendar Girls will be at the Dales Countryside Museum next week, with their families, for a public event marking the opening of a new exhibition which tells their remarkable story.

Read the full press release, 'Meet the Calendar Girls'

Sedbergh pupils repair Sedgwick Trail

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Sedbergh School students have spent three days working in baking heat alongside National Park Authority rangers to repair parts of the Adam Sedgwick Geological Trail.

Read the full press release, 'Sedbergh pupils repair Sedgwick Trail'

Barn conversion decision ‘allows us to stay’

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

An application brought by a young couple from Hawes – to convert a barn on the eastern fringe of the town into a house – has been approved unanimously by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Planning Committee, despite objections from the Highway Authority.

Read the full press release, 'Barn conversion decision ‘allows us to stay’'

Twenty years of the Calendar Girls

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

The phenomenal fundraising story of the W.I ladies who posed artfully with teapots, song sheets and sewing is laid bare at a new exhibition opening at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.

Read the full press release, 'Twenty years of the Calendar Girls'

Dry weather sparks fire concern in National Park

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Visitors to the Yorkshire Dales National Park are being asked to be particularly vigilant to reduce the risk of moorland and grassland fires.

Read the full press release, 'Dry weather sparks fire concern in National Park'

Park reaches out to ‘grassroots’

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s annual general meeting has voted to permanently establish “Parish Forums” as a way of improving lines of communication between the Authority and local communities.

Read the full press release, 'Park reaches out to ‘grassroots’'

Calendar Girls inspire fundraising challenge

Monday, 25 June 2018

A man living with blood cancer is to cycle from Amsterdam to Grassington – after being inspired by the ‘Calendar Girls’.

Read the full press release, 'Calendar Girls inspire fundraising challenge'

Support for inspirational wildlife rescuer

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Birds of prey specialist Jean Thorpe has become an official volunteer for the two National Park Authorities in North Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, meaning that they can cover her travel expenses while she helps rescue and rehabilitate injured birds.

Read the full press release, 'Support for inspirational wildlife rescuer '

Peregrine young take to the skies

Monday, 18 June 2018

Two young peregrine falcons at Malham Cove have made their first flights – providing a spectacle for onlookers at a free public viewpoint at the base of the Cove

Read the full press release, 'Peregrine young take to the skies'

Celebrating (and helping) Sedbergh’s swifts

Friday, 15 June 2018

The “Save Our Swifts” community project in Sedbergh – which is being supported by the National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund – has reported encouraging news from its nest boxes, on the eve of the UK’s first ever Swift Awareness Week (16 – 23 June).

Read the full press release, 'Celebrating (and helping) Sedbergh’s swifts '

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