Access fund

Click/touch here to donateThe Access Fund is ring-fenced for access improvements in the Peak District National Park. It was set up on the tenth anniversary of the introduction of open access for:

  • new access points on access land
  • restoring paths on access land
  • promoted paths on access land
  • implementing new areas of access land
  • new concession paths to improve links to existing access
  • enhancing the accessibility of paths
  • other improvements such as signage.

If you would like to help look after the National Park please consider a donation to the Access Fund.

  • £40 repairs one metre of path
  • £100 pays for a volunteer working party to work on access projects
  • £110 pays for a fingerpost
  • £150 pays for a new stile
  • £250 pays for a new wicket gate.

A donation of any amount will help us to improve access in the National Park for the inspiration and enjoyment of all.

Annual reports on the Access Fund are provided each year. Regular updates are also provided to the Local Access Forum and in the newsletter.

To view click or tap the images below:

Access Fund Annual Report 2017 Access Fund Annual Report 2016 Access Fund Annual Report 2015

If you would like to discuss using your donation to celebrate or commemorate an occasion or someone, please contact

Ways to donate

You can donate by:

  • Bank – payable to ‘Peak District National Park Authority’, sort code 20-61-53, account 83199339, Barclays Bank, Northallerton, quoting Access Fund
  • Online –  through our secure website
  • Phone - call 01629 816200 with a debit or credit card and quote Access Fund
  • Post - send a cheque made payable to Peak District National Park Authority with your contact details and marked Access Fund to Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1AE

We would welcome your support.

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