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North York Moors National Park Authority welcomes Landscapes Review Consultation

15 January 2022

Following the launch of the government’s Landscapes Review Consultation, Tom Hind, Chief executive of the North York Moors National Park Authority, said:

“National Parks represent the very best of England’s landscapes and it’s only right that those charged with their care are ambitious and progressive in their work. We therefore welcome the government’s consultation and the opportunity for individuals and organisations to feed back their views on the future of these incredibly special and protected areas.

“In the North York Moors, we recently published a new draft Management Plan for the National Park, a document that affirms our determination to establish a more resilient landscape that’s at the forefront of addressing climate change and helping nature recovery, whilst enriching the nation’s health and well-being. We will achieve this through working with partners, both locally and nationally, to ensure the North York Moors does not standstill as a place of beauty, but leads others towards a flourishing net-zero future.”


Media contacts

Nina Beadle, Communications Officer, North York Moors National Park Authority. 
Tel: 01439 772577

The North York Moors National Park Authority  

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 8.3 million visitors (prior to the COVID-19 pandemic) 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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Landscapes review (National Parks and AONBs): government response

The Landscapes Review, published in 2019, set out a series of recommendations, including that more should be done to support nature’s recovery in these landscapes; that there was a need to bring the family of protected landscapes closer together with more strategic oversight and greater opportunities for career progression; and that more funding should support public access to protected landscapes.

Read the Government’s response to the Landscapes Review.

A consultation process, led by Defra, is now underway to discuss plans to boost nature recovery and safeguard our iconic National Parks for future generations.