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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.

‘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'

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 '

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’'

New geology website! Dalesrocks.org.uk

Friday, 23 November 2018

A Lancashire Primary School headteacher has helped produce a beautifully written and illustrated website on the geology of the Ingleborough Dales area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, in a project made possible by National Lottery players.

Read the full press release, 'New geology website! Dalesrocks.org.uk'

Chiefs meet on raptor persecution

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

The new chair of the national Raptor Persecution Priority Delivery Group, Police Superintendent Nick Lyall, came to the Bainbridge home of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority today to meet Chief Executive Officer David Butterworth and staff from the wildlife and ranger teams.

Read the full press release, 'Chiefs meet on raptor persecution'

'Star' astrophysicist Tim O'Brien signed up for Dark Skies Festival

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

A well-known astrophysicist and popular media commentator on space matters will raise the curtain on next February’s 2019 Dark Skies Festival organised by the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authorities.

Read the full press release, ''Star' astrophysicist Tim O'Brien signed up for Dark Skies Festival '

List 2019 events now to make The Visitor

Monday, 19 November 2018

A total of 125,000 copies of The Visitor 2019 will be printed in January and distributed to local and national Tourist Information Centres.

Read the full press release, 'List 2019 events now to make The Visitor'

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