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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.

Romance and grit: life of Yorkshire Dales shepherdess

Monday, 20 May 2019

The inspiring story of third-generation tenant hill farmer and wool fashion designer Alison O’Neill will be told in a special exhibition opening next week at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.  

Read the full press release, 'Romance and grit: life of Yorkshire Dales shepherdess'

Dormouse habitat connected in Wensleydale

Friday, 3 May 2019

Nearly half a mile of hedgerows has been planted in Wensleydale to help expand the territory of one of the UK’s most endangered mammals, the hazel dormouse.

Read the full press release, 'Dormouse habitat connected in Wensleydale'

‘Special talent’ exhibits at Yoredale

Friday, 3 May 2019

Young artist Nel Hume is to have her first solo show at the home of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, as part of Swaledale Festival.  

Read the full press release, '‘Special talent’ exhibits at Yoredale'

£175,000 available for local projects

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Applications are being invited to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF), which has £175,000 to allocate in 2019/20.

Read the full press release, '£175,000 available for local projects'

Coming up: Family activity days in Yorkshire Dales

Friday, 5 April 2019

Flowers, lambs, red squirrels and dormice all feature in a packed programme of events and activities getting underway in the Yorkshire Dales National Park to celebrate ‘Discover National Parks Fortnight’.

Read the full press release, 'Coming up: Family activity days in Yorkshire Dales'

Peregrine falcon viewpoint to open

Friday, 29 March 2019

A viewpoint will open at Malham Cove on Friday for people to watch the world’s fastest animal, the peregrine falcon, up close

Read the full press release, 'Peregrine falcon viewpoint to open'

Volunteers wanted for farmland bird surveys

Thursday, 14 March 2019

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) is looking for volunteers to boost wildlife conservation efforts by carrying out surveys of wading birds this spring.

Read the full press release, 'Volunteers wanted for farmland bird surveys '

Mend Our Mountains pounds start going into paths as work gets underway on Whernside

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

The money raised through the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million appeal has started going into work on the ground, after a dramatic helicopter airlift helped path repair work to get underway on Yorkshire’s highest peak last week.

Read the full press release, 'Mend Our Mountains pounds start going into paths as work gets underway on Whernside'

Hanson donates stone for Whernside path

Friday, 22 February 2019

Ingleton Quarry owner Hanson UK has donated 130 tonnes of high quality Greywacke gritstone to the National Park Authority, so that a 200m section of eroded footpath on nearby Whernside, Yorkshire’s highest peak, can be remade.

Read the full press release, 'Hanson donates stone for Whernside path '

DofE leaders invited to Yorkshire Dales

Monday, 18 February 2019

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is to run its first ever training day for Duke of Edinburgh and Scout leaders – to showcase the Dales as an outstanding area to run expeditions.

Read the full press release, 'DofE leaders invited to Yorkshire Dales'

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