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Young Rangers to be recognised with new National Park Award

Nominations are now being sought for a new Young Rangers Award which will recognise young people who have made a difference to the North York Moors National Park through conservation, improved visitor access or by working closely with local communities.

The award will recognise the best contributions made by people aged 21 or under with the winner and runner-up receiving prizes of £750 and £250 respectively to put towards a trip to a national park of their choice. The only requirement is that the prize winners are asked to share their experience with the Trustees following their visit.

The Award is sponsored by the North York Moors National Park Trust, a new charity that aims to secure the future of the Park by supporting its protection, conservation and enhancement.

Andy Wilson, Chief Executive of the North York Moors National Park Authority comments: “It is incredibly important that we support and encourage future generations to ensure the continued protection of some of our most-loved landscapes.
“We know there are many young people out there who are passionate about wildlife, access and the long-term future of our National Park which is why we have offered a prize that rewards their efforts and can inspire them further.”

All nominations need to be made before midnight on Friday 6 October. For more information and to download a nomination form please go to: or email


Media contact
Tel: 01439 772700
Michael Graham, Assistant Director of Park Services, North York Moors National Park Authority

The North York Moors National Park Trust  
The North York Moors National Park Trust is a newly established charitable trust which will be formally launched in Autumn 2017. The Awards will be presented at the launch (date tbc) and it is intended that they will be an annual feature of the Trust’s activities.

The Trust has been established by the North York Moors National Park Authority with the aim that it will grow over time to play a significant and important role in securing the future of the North York Moors National Park and associated communities.

The North York Moors National Park
The North York Moors is a beautiful landscape of stunning moorland, ancient woodland and historic sites. Created on 28 November 1952 it became Britain’s sixth national park. Covering an area of 554 square miles (1,436 square kilometres), the National Park has 26 miles of coastline, two national nature reserves, 840 Scheduled Monuments and over 3,000 listed buildings, attracting an estimated 7.9 million visitors a year.  

The National Park has two visitor centres, The Moors National Park Centre, Danby and Sutton Bank National Park Centre, providing opportunities for cycling, walking, eating, picnicking, shopping, crafts and wildlife-watching. The centre in Danby also houses the Inspired by… gallery, which features regularly changing exhibitions by artists who draw their inspiration from the North York Moors.

The North York Moors National Park Authority works with a wide variety of people to care for this beautiful corner of Yorkshire, providing apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities with nearly 14% of staff being apprentices from local families.

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