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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.

Sedbergh pupils say: ‘Swim little eels!’

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Children from Sedbergh Primary School went to New Bridge to release young eels, known as ‘elvers’, into the River Rawthey.

Read the full press release, 'Sedbergh pupils say: ‘Swim little eels!’'

NPA attracts local young talent

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

The youngest employees at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority - all drawn from the local area - have spoken about their work in high-quality videos designed for use by schools and at careers fairs.  

Read the full press release, 'NPA attracts local young talent '

Yorkshire Dales declares ‘climate emergency’

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Members of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority have today vowed to take the organisation “well beyond” net zero carbon, as they unanimously voted in favour of declaring a climate emergency.

Read the full press release, 'Yorkshire Dales declares ‘climate emergency’'

Upland farming: how much is it worth?

Monday, 23 September 2019

The NFU and a partnership of northern upland farmers and conservation bodies have appealed to policy-makers to start spelling out the value of the ‘public goods’ produced by upland farmers.

Read the full press release, 'Upland farming: how much is it worth? '

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 '

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