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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 need ‘resurgence of nature’

Friday, 20 September 2019

Natural England leader Tony Juniper has told the UK National Parks Conference that National Parks need to be “distinctively better” places for nature.

Read the full press release, 'National Parks need ‘resurgence of nature’'

Yorkshire Dales welcomes UK National Parks

Friday, 20 September 2019

Secretary of State for the Environment Theresa Villiers has told leaders of the UK’s protected landscapes that National Parks have an “important role” in achieving the government’s “core goals”.

Read the full press release, 'Yorkshire Dales welcomes UK National Parks'

Methodists take new approach to closed chapels

Friday, 20 September 2019

The National Park Authority’s Planning Committee today unanimously approved plans to convert Bainbridge chapel into two affordable flats for rent in perpetuity for local people – in a ‘national pilot’ for the Methodist Church.  

Read the full press release, 'Methodists take new approach to closed chapels'

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'

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