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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.

Burned maps evoke ‘sense of loss’ for Dales ash trees

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Artist Mark Butler has used gunpowder to burn holes in a map of Barden Bridge over the Wharfe

Read the full press release, 'Burned maps evoke ‘sense of loss’ for Dales ash trees'

‘Dairy Days’ to open at DCM

Friday, 6 September 2019

Wensleydale’s dairying heritage is being celebrated in an exhibition opening at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.

Read the full press release, '‘Dairy Days’ to open at DCM '

Malham peregrine young disperse

Monday, 2 September 2019

It’s ‘all change’ for birds in the Dales: as starlings mass, the last swifts depart for Africa – and the closely-watched peregrine young of Malham Cove leave home.

Read the full press release, 'Malham peregrine young disperse '

Volunteers clear flood debris from bridleway

Monday, 12 August 2019

Arkengarthdale residents including Parish Councillors and farmers were joined by keen walkers and mountain bikers from across the north of England on Saturday (10 Aug) for a post-flooding clean-up of Langthwaite bridleway.  

Read the full press release, 'Volunteers clear flood debris from bridleway'

Minister visits flood-hit Yorkshire Dales

Friday, 9 August 2019

The Minister for National Parks, Lord Gardiner, has visited Arkengarthdale and Swaledale to meet people affected by last week’s devastating floods.

Read the full press release, 'Minister visits flood-hit Yorkshire Dales '

Bridleway repaired with helicopter help

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

On one of the warmest days of the year, National Park Authority rangers are shovelling and raking 100 tonnes of sandstone aggregate to repair a bridleway on Threshfield Moor in Craven.

Read the full press release, 'Bridleway repaired with helicopter help'

‘Yorkshire Day’ celebrated at National Park Centres

Monday, 22 July 2019

An eleven-member ukulele band from Wensleydale will be playing at Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre on Yorkshire Day (Thurs 1 August).

Read the full press release, '‘Yorkshire Day’ celebrated at National Park Centres'

Peregrine young take to the skies

Monday, 1 July 2019

Four peregrine falcons born at Malham Cove this spring have taken their first flights, creating a spectacle for people visiting a free viewpoint at the base of the Cove.

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

Handing on Skills for the Future

Monday, 1 July 2019

Recruitment is now underway for four countryside worker apprentices to join Belinda Lloyd, apprentice supervisor, recently appointed by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. This opportunity has been created as part of the Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme, grant funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. 

Read the full press release, 'Handing on Skills for the Future'

Coast to Coast path improved

Monday, 1 July 2019

Access rangers are flagging a boggy section of the Coast to Coast footpath in upper Swaledale, in one of the biggest path enhancement projects of the year for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

Read the full press release, 'Coast to Coast path improved'

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