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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.

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 '

Wensleydale farmers ‘score’ hay meadows

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

A group of farmers helping to pilot a new type of agri-environment scheme were on their knees in a ‘five-star’ meadow at Thornton Rust on Monday, during a two-hour training session run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) farm team.

Read the full press release, 'Wensleydale farmers ‘score’ hay meadows '

Approval for major re-development at Scargill

Friday, 15 June 2018

The YDNPA’s Planning Committee has unanimously approved the Scargill Movement’s plans for its Christian residential and education centre near Kettlewell.

Read the full press release, 'Approval for major re-development at Scargill'

Telecommunications masts approved for Swaledale

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The YDNPA’s Planning Committee has granted permission to the Home Office to build two telecommunications masts – in Upper Swaledale and in nearby Birkdale – as part of the major national upgrade of the emergency services’ communications network.

Read the full press release, 'Telecommunications masts approved for Swaledale'

Craven schools inspired by wildflower meadows

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Nearly 300 children from seven schools in Craven have been looking after a patch of wildflower meadow – as part of a project culminating this week at the Grassington Festival.

Read the full press release, 'Craven schools inspired by wildflower meadows'

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