Government sets out new nature package
On Wednesday 29 November, Government set out a new nature package, with measures to improve access to green spaces and connect the public with the natural world. It has also been confirmed that the Linking Levisham project is one of 34 projects to receive funding.
Time to go starry eyed at this year’s Dark Skies Fringe Festival
This year’s Dark Skies Fringe Festival (27 October – 5 November), which kicks off the prime autumn and winter season for witnessing the stars and planetary movements in the North York Moors National Park’s clear night sky, will include a host of events throughout October’s half term holiday.
National Park urges people to have their say on 'destructive' Government proposals
The North York Moors National Park Authority is urging members of its local communities, along with all those who value the beauty and tranquility of England’s protected landscapes, to have their say on the biggest weakening of planning controls in decades.
Endangered river mussels receive major funding boost
The REStore project aims to address obstacles that hinder fish migration and improve gravel spawning sites for salmon to lay their eggs. By improving conditions for salmon, the project will also directly benefit the freshwater pearl mussel, a species which relies on the salmon family for the early stages of
National Park secures funding to re-wet and restore peat habitats
The North York Moors National Park Authority has been awarded a grant of more than £1.25 million to restore peat habitats within its borders.
Unique volunteering opportunity in the North York Moors
A unique volunteering opportunity is available for anyone interested in improving public access to the North York Moors National Park.
New book about Staithes launched
A new book, written as a personal account bringing to life the village of Staithes in the North York Moors National Park, will be launched at this year’s Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage (15-17 September).
Damage to historic bridge 'beggars' belief
Power tool used to engrave protected Scheduled Monument, Beggar’s Bridge Damage to a well-known 17th-century bridge in the North York Moors National Park has been labelled as a staggering act of vandalism.
North York Moors National Park lines up Mindful Month programme
Creative writing, mindful walking, beach yoga, sustainable gardening and art are just some of the ways that people can visit the North York Moors National Park during Mindful Month this September for an autumn wellbeing re-set ahead of winter.
River Rye partnership seeks artists, producers and designers to help connect local communities with its work
The Ryevitalise Landscape Partnership is offering four artistic commissions worth up to £8,000 each to help engage local communities in its work to conserve and restore the water quality and habitats of the River Rye and its tributaries.
Award-winning accessibility work sees all-terrain mobility scooter launch in fifth National Park beauty spot
Press release - Keldy Forest in the North York Moors has become the fifth location in the National Park with its own all-terrain mobility vehicle, known as a Tramper, available for visitors to hire.
Statement following shooting of Red Kite
Following the most recent report from North Yorkshire Police regarding a Red Kite found with gunshot wounds, the North York Moors National Park is issuing the following statement:
Summer exhibition - The Lost Spells
This summer the North York Moors National Park’s gallery will be hosting a beautiful new exhibition inspired by the acclaimed nature book The Lost Spells and running a series of complementary events that deepen people’s connections with the natural world.
Yorkshire: No messing! Young rangers lead the forefront on tackling irresponsible behaviour in our outdoor spaces
In their latest endeavour, their young rangers have embarked on creating a witty and educational video focused on The Countryside Code.
National Park project will help endangered water voles and rare butterflies
Water voles and small pearl-bordered fritillary butterflies are the focus of a new project in the North York Moors National Park, because the two species happen to be ‘clinging on’ in the same local areas.
North York Moors on fire alert: Plea for extra vigilance as wildfires burn around the UK
Concern about wildfires in the North York Moors National Park is growing, as a period of dry weather continues across the UK.
Recharge in Nature: BMW supports youth volunteering project in the North York Moors
The North York Moors is one of the first National Parks in the UK to receive a grant as a result of a nationwide partnership with BMW.
The power of citizen science: Join a Wild Wild Quest in the North York Moors this half-term
On Thursday 1 June, the North York Moors National Park hosts its first ever family BioBlitz event, with visitors challenged to find and identify as many species as possible in the grounds of either Danby Lodge or Sutton Bank National Park Centres.
National Park workshops will help advise Defra on changes to farm incomes
A series of ten workshops to be held across the North York Moors National Park will bring together farmers and land managers in the hope of increasing understanding about how their incomes may change as the Basic Payment Scheme is phased out and new opportunities are cultivated.
Help available for hedgerows and dry stone walls in the North York Moors
Grants of up to £5,000 are on offer in the North York Moors National Park for the creation and enhancement of hedgerows and the repair of dry stone walls.
North York Moors coastal village celebrates its artistic heritage with two festival weekends this year
The coastal village of Staithes in the North York Moors National Park is celebrating its artistic roots and shining the spotlight on the huge pool of local creative talent with an extra event this summer, while at the same time reviving September’s popular Arts and Heritage weekend.
Arts, crafts, trails and adventure: Discover the North York Moors this Easter
Events to suit every member of the family are taking place in the North York Moors National Park this Easter.
A day out with a difference: Family volunteering opportunities in the North York Moors National Park
A volunteering club that brings together families with young children to learn about the environment and carry out practical conservation tasks is opening its doors to new members.
Archaeologists return to site of unusual National Park settlement
A group of both professional and volunteer archaeologists are currently investigating the site of an unusual late Neolithic/early Bronze Age settlement in the North York Moors National Park.
Whole community switch over to dark skies friendly lighting
An entire village in the North York Moors is helping to lead the way in efforts to curb light pollution with a project to ensure all exterior lighting is dark skies-friendly.
Northerly stage of the Women's Tour in June
Dalby Forest and the North York Moors National Park will create cycling history this June as they become the most northerly stage of the Women’s Tour.
National Park offers trees for free
Landowners in the North York Moors National Park can receive trees for free thanks to a new scheme that aims to plant the veteran trees of the future.
National Park opens entries to community bike ride event in support of local heart fund
The North York Moors National Park Authority invites entries to its inaugural ‘Hearts and Minds’ cycle event in support of the Tom Parson’s Trust, the British Heart Foundation and the National Park Trust.
February meeting will help North York Moors farmers navigate agricultural transition
Farmers and land managers in the North York Moors National Park are invited to a drop-in event in Helmsley on Tuesday 28 February to help them navigate the opportunities available during agricultural transition.
National Park Seeks New Members
The search is on for two new colleagues to join the North York Moors National Park’s team of Members – an influential group of people who play a major role in shaping the direction of the Authority.
Dark Skies Festival - half term family fun without costing the earth
This year’s Dark Skies Festival, across both the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, will include plenty of ways to enjoy a star-studded half term that don’t cost the earth.