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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.

Farm advice meeting packed out in Hawes

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

More than eighty farmers attended an evening meeting in Hawes last week to find out the latest information on the Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme.

Read the full press release, 'Farm advice meeting packed out in Hawes '

Minister visits Yorkshire Dales to see pilot farm payment scheme

Monday, 20 March 2017

The Farming Minister, George Eustice, has visited Coverdale to see the trial of a new style of agri-environment scheme.

Read the full press release, 'Minister visits Yorkshire Dales to see pilot farm payment scheme '

Hyperfast broadband arrives in Dent and Chapel le Dale

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Major milestones have been reached in the rapid spread of hyperfast broadband to remote communities in the west of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Read the full press release, 'Hyperfast broadband arrives in Dent and Chapel le Dale'

Yorkshire Dales wins National Park of the Year award

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

The Yorkshire Dales has won the National Park of the Year award in the BBC Countryfile Magazine annual poll.

Read the full press release, 'Yorkshire Dales wins National Park of the Year award'

Research endorses National Park tree-planting strategy

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Research has suggested that the trees planted in the Yorkshire Dales National Park during the past 20 years will help woodland species adapt to global warming.

Read the full press release, 'Research endorses National Park tree-planting strategy'

Wensleydale farmers pioneer new “agri-environment” payment scheme

Monday, 6 March 2017

Wensleydale has become one of two pilot areas in England for a new style of agri-environment scheme, in which farmers retain full control over the management of their land.

Read the full press release, 'Wensleydale farmers pioneer new “agri-environment” payment scheme'

Statement on Horton-in-Ribblesdale Primary School

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The Chairman of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Carl Lis, said: “I am saddened by the decision to close Horton-in-Ribblesdale Primary School. It could have a significant detrimental impact on the viability of the community.

Read the full press release, 'Statement on Horton-in-Ribblesdale Primary School'

Woodland planted in Hawes

Friday, 17 February 2017

Gemma Calvert hammers in a support post, assisted by Sara Langstaff, during a tree planting day in Hawes.

Read the full press release, 'Woodland planted in Hawes'

Permission granted for new houses in Long Preston

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Members of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority have granted full planning permission for the construction of 13 houses in the village of Long Preston in Craven.

Read the full press release, 'Permission granted for new houses in Long Preston'

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