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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.

National Parks back Big Dipper campaign to protect night sky

Monday, 8 October 2018

Businesses and homeowners across the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors are being urged to take steps to help protect the star quality of the national parks’ dark skies as part of a nationwide campaign to reduce light pollution.

Read the full press release, 'National Parks back Big Dipper campaign to protect night sky'

‘Fabric Of Place’ opens at DCM

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Four artists and more than two hundred members of the Swaledale community, including children at Reeth and Gunnerside Primary Schools, have shaped “Fabric of Place”, the Dales Countryside Museum’s autumn exhibition opening this week.

Read the full press release, '‘Fabric Of Place’ opens at DCM'

Vacancies on Yorkshire Dales Access Forum

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

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, 'Vacancies on Yorkshire Dales Access Forum'

Housing completions low, permissions high

Monday, 1 October 2018

Only 20 houses were completed in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the 2017/18 financial year, the National Park Authority’s annual monitoring report has shown.

Read the full press release, 'Housing completions low, permissions high'

Three new Members for National Park Authority

Friday, 28 September 2018

A Hambleton District Council officer, a pub manager from Dent and a farmer from near Appleby and have been appointed Members of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA).

Read the full press release, 'Three new Members for National Park Authority'

“Book of Bridges” restored

Friday, 21 September 2018

A huge book containing the Midland Railway’s original 1870s drawings for the now closed Garsdale-Hawes branch line has been restored, with support from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF).

Read the full press release, '“Book of Bridges” restored'

‘Now or never’ for Ingleborough woodland grants

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

A plan to plant 15 hectares of new native woodland in the Ingleborough Dales over four years will fail unless more landowners come forward soon, the team behind the project has said.

Read the full press release, '‘Now or never’ for Ingleborough woodland grants'

Lancashire station flags reused in National Park

Friday, 14 September 2018

Large flagstones which once lined the platforms at Kirkham and Wesham Station in Lancashire have been reused on public rights of way in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Read the full press release, 'Lancashire station flags reused in National Park '

Rewards for Whernside path donations

Monday, 10 September 2018

A HF Holidays three-night break in the Dales is one reward of many on offer as part of a new crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the repair of a key footpath on Yorkshire’s highest peak, Whernside.

Read the full press release, 'Rewards for Whernside path donations '

‘Mysterious’ earthworks surveyed in Wensleydale

Friday, 7 September 2018

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority archaeologists and members of the community are surveying earthworks known as ‘stack stands’ – as part of a project exploring Wensleydale’s dairying heritage.

Read the full press release, '‘Mysterious’ earthworks surveyed in Wensleydale '

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