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2017 press releases

peak district landscape

Archived press releases may not reflect current Authority policy or practice.

Free magazine reveals latest news about Peak District and Derbyshire Archaeology
Archaeology and Conservation in Derbyshire (ACID) – the annual magazine for people interested in local history – is out now.
13 January 2017

Peak District National Park is nominated for National Park of the Year
The Peak District National Park, has been nominated as National Park of the Year in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2017.
19 January 2017

Trail resurfacing set to improve access in the Peak District National Park
More of the High Peak Trail will be widened and resurfaced this winter, improving safety and enjoyment for visitors to the Peak District National Park.
20 January 2017

Exciting business opportunity to establish a new café at Castleton visitor centre
Work to transform Castleton visitor centre into the flagship centre for the Peak District National Park includes plans for a new café.
2 February 2017

Plans for Brosterfield caravan site have been turned down
The Peak District National Park’s planning committee has today (Friday 3 February, 2017) resolved to refuse planning permission at the caravan site at Foolow.
3 February 2017

Medieval monuments offer glimpse into Peak District past
Mysteries of Derbyshire’s medieval past are examined in a new book supported by the Peak District National Park and Derbyshire County Council.
7 February 2017

Tandem cycle will help more people enjoy the Peak District National Park
A Derbyshire cycle hire centre has been boosted by the arrival of another inclusive bike to help even more people enjoy the Peak District National Park.
9 February 2017

National Park campsite opens new facilities for people with disabilities
More people can get close to nature and enjoy staying and sleeping in the Peak District countryside, thanks to new accessible camping facilities.
22 February 2017

Applications invited for new members of the Peak District National Park Authority
People with specialist experience in engaging with businesses commercially or skills in fund raising and sponsorship to grow engagement and support for the National Park are being sought to become new Members of the Peak District National Park Authority.
24 February 2017

Uplands photo competition makes international splash
Winners have been announced for the Moors for the Future Partnership’s 2nd photography competition - which was inundated with more than 700 entries from 11 countries around the globe.
28 February 2017

Solar panels boost for community hub
Newly-installed solar panels at Bamford’s community hub were officially launched by the Peak District National Park’s chief executive, Sarah Fowler.
30 March 2017

History to let! Historic North Lees Hall is available to rent
A piece of Peak District literary history has just come back on the letting market.
7 April 2017

Fresh look at historic rail route
Walkers and cyclists can now learn more about the Woodhead Route and its three tunnels, thanks to an improved interpretation panel.
11 April 2017

Traffic-free reservoir road benefits walkers, cyclists and horse riders
Visitors to the Derwent dams are reminded that the weekend and bank holiday road closure, between Fairholmes and King’s Tree, is in force over the Easter weekend starting on Good Friday 14 April.
12 April 2017

Looking for scales and warts in the Peak District
The public are being asked to be on the lookout for ‘scales and warts’ when they are next out in the Peak District National Park.
12 April 2017

Partnership investment worth more than £1million protects unique moorland in the Peak District National Park
Protected moorland in the Peak District National Park is thriving once more thanks to specialist partnership conservation works worth £1.2million.
12 April 2017

A new first for the Peak District
The Peak District is the UK’s original National Park – and now it has achieved a new first with the launch of its own tartan.
8 May 2017

Pedal power boost for business
Businesses involved in tourism can benefit from a new £150k grant scheme aimed at boosting the local cycling economy.
9 May 2017

Peak District to benefit from pioneering new partnership
Peak District rangers and staff will take on the elements in new ‘tested tough’ clothing, following the launch of a five-year partnership between Columbia Sportswear and the UK’s National Parks.
25 May 2017

Launch Party in the South West Peak!
Stretching from Lyme Park in the north to Waterhouses in the south and from Macclesfield to Buxton, the beautiful South West Peak has a special quality all its own and is adored by both residents and visitors. This “Landscape at a Crossroads” is characterized by the haunting sound of the curlew’s call, expansive vistas, and, on Thursday 1 June from 10.00am to 1.00pm, also by the taste of delicious locally made ice cream from the dairy cows at Blaze Farm!
30 May 2017

Fire bikes promote Peak District safety message
Volunteer rangers got on their bikes to deliver a fire safety message to Peak District visitors.
30 May 2017

Launch success for business cycling project
Over 50 Derbyshire small businesses involved in tourism supported the launch of Pedal Peak for Business at Hassop Station café, adjacent to the Peak District National Park’s highly popular Monsal Trail.
1 June 2017

Innovative moorland campaign is Bogtastic!
The wheels are in motion to bring the breath-taking beauty of the Peak District and South Pennine moors to the people, allowing them to step onto a virtual peat bog without having to get their boots wet!
6 June 2017

South West Peak Landscape Partnership Launch Party: Learning and Ice Cream at Blaze Farm
On Thursday 1 June the South West Peak Landscape Partnership celebrated its official launch at Blaze Farm in Wildboarclough.
7 June 2017

£200,000 makeover for Longdendale Valley trails to increase accessibility
Walkers, cyclists and horse riders in the Longdendale Valley can look forward to more beautiful views and greater levels of accessibility in the coming years. Three national trails are set to receive an upgrade courtesy of a £200,000 grant secured by the Peak District National Park Authority to help enhance access by creating disabled friendly circular routes and to reduce the visual impact of electricity transmission lines running through the valley.
16 June 2017

Have your say and help shape your Peak District National Park
People who care for the Peak District National Park, whose work shapes and protects its iconic landscapes or who enjoy its benefits, are invited to take part in a public consultation.
16 June 2017

Long-distance footpath celebrates Britain’s original National Park
A new long-distance footpath, celebrating Britain’s original National Park, has been launched by Friends of the Peak District.
22 June 2017

Cyclists savour Peak District landscapes
Cyclists from far and wide enjoyed some of the Peak District’s most stunning landscapes during the Eroica Britannia festival (June 16 to 18).
22 June 2017

Meet the Archaeologists and Historian to discover how people used to live in the Peak District
Butter making, spinning, weaving, and making traditional reed lights – are just some of the living history experiences on offer at an Open Day at the Dove Valley Centre, near Longnor, in the heart of the Peak District National Park.
22 June 2017

Visit Warslow’s Meadows
Fancy a stroll…while celebrating National Meadows Day?
22 June 2017

Peak District National Park ranger receives Royal recognition
The Queen’s birthday honours list has revealed that Peak District National Park ranger Bill Gordon is to receive a British Empire Medal for his work in wildlife conservation.
23 June 2017

Pennine Way beers to raise funds to look after the national trail - launch Friday June 30
The very first ‘Official’ Pennine Way Beers will be launched on Friday 30th June. Launch events will take place at three iconic locations along the trail. A free guided walk, led by a Pennine Way Ranger, is on offer at each location, followed by the opportunity to be among the first to sample the beer in a local pub.
23 June 2017

Cash award for National Park projects
Projects to protect or enhance the Peak District National Park have the chance to win a £2000 grant to help their work.
4 July 2017

Protected wildlife allegedly harmed on private Peak District estate
Police have launched an investigation today after an animal rights group filmed badgers and other animals allegedly being caught in snares and shot at on the Moscar estate near Bamford, Derbyshire.
11 July 2017

Returning woodlands to the community
We are continuing to sell some of our woodlands. Fourteen woodlands have already been bought by members of the public who are now enjoying the benefits of owning a woodland in the Peak District National Park.
12 July 2017

Conservation work has a proven effect on protecting Peak District and South Pennine moorland
Work to protect the iconic moorland of the Peak District and South Pennines is having a positive and statistically significant effect on the environment, research recently launched by the Moors for the Future Partnership and The University of Manchester has confirmed.
18 July 2017

Protection for green lane in the Peak District National Park bans trail-bikes and 4x4s
The Peak District National Park Authority has made a permanent legal order to exclude trail-bikes and 4x4s from a green lane called Washgate, near Hollinsclough.
21 July 2017

Bogtastic Family Fun Day at Longshaw and the Eastern Moors
Bogs are fantastic! Delve into the amazing bogs and beautiful habitats of the Peak District National Park at the Bogtastic Family Fun Day on Wednesday 16 August, 10.30am to 3.30pm.
10 August 2017

Exciting new era for Peak District as flagship visitor centre officially opens
Castleton’s new-look visitor centre was given a celebrity launch following a £330,000 investment by the Peak District National Park Authority.
11 August 2017

Lonely Planet puts Castleton on the map
Travel experts Lonely Planet are to spend a day at the Peak District National Park’s new flagship visitor centre in Castleton.
17 August 2017

Walk ‘from Peak to Park’ with a National Park Ranger
Walkers are invited to join National Park rangers for a rural to urban odyssey, exploring the Sheffield Moors, Padley Gorge and Porter Valley, as part of Sheffield Walking Festival.
23 August 2017

Free public events in Edale to celebrate local moorland
Guided walks, talks, a poetry evening and gardeners’ question time are some of the free, community-focused events that local people can look forward to as part of BogFest in Edale next month.
30 August 2017

Cycle Maintenance workshops for tourism businesses
Pedal Peak for Business, supported by the Peak District National Park Authority and Derbyshire Dales District Council, is offering two free cycle maintenance workshops this autumn.
31 August 2017

Nominate Your Local Heroes in the National Parks UK Awards
UK National Parks are calling for nominations to the Volunteer Awards 2017.
1 September 2017

Extinct plant rediscovered in the Peak District National Park
A rare plant previously thought to be globally extinct has been rediscovered in the Peak District National Park.
6 September 2017

Could your business do better by being greener?
Peak District and Derbyshire businesses have the chance to boost their green credentials at a free workshop in Bakewell.
7 September 2017

Boosting business through pedal power
Tourism businesses in and around the Peak District can learn how to achieve growth by welcoming cyclists.
12 September 2017

A year in the life of the Peak District and South Pennine Uplands
The Moors for the Future Partnership has published its first annual report. Illustrated with stunning photos of the Peak District and South Pennines, the partnership’s Year in Review is packed with stories that give a flavour of the work completed by the award-winning partnership in the last financial year.
14 September 2017

South West Peak Community Grants Scheme Opens Second Round for Applications
The second round of the community grant scheme for the South West Peak is now open for applications. Grants from £500 to £10,000 are available to community groups to fund up to half of the costs of projects that will enhance, protect or celebrate the heritage and countryside of the South West Peak Landscape area.
20 September 2017

Don't Miss Out! Applications close soon for the South West Peak Uplands Business Academy
Applications are open for this unique business-focused opportunity and all application forms must be received by 5pm Wednesday 27 September, 2017.
20 September 2017

James Berresford appointed to Peak District National Park Authority
James Berresford has been welcomed as a Member of the Peak District National Park Authority.
16 October 2017

Make great memories in the Peak District National Park
The Peak District National Park is to share in a £1 million award to England’s National Parks, from the Discover England Fund.
16 October 2017

Affordable homes approved by Peak District National Park Authority
The Peak District National Park Authority has approved plans for new affordable homes to be built in Winster.
20 October 2017

Cinderella will go to the ball, but she’ll be wearing hiking boots, not glass slippers!
Fairy-tale in Edale as rare habitat is celebrated at festival-style conference in remote Peak District village.
20 October 2017

Peak District National Park ranger receives British Empire Medal
Mr William Tucker, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire, has presented the British Empire Medal to Peak District National Park ranger Bill Gordon for services to wildlife, particularly the protection of the ring ouzel.
20 October 2017

Peak District bog scientists take home national award
Volunteer scientists based in the Peak District and South Pennines have won the prestigious 2017 Campaign for National Parks ‘Park Protector’ award and collected a £2000 grant.
25 October 2017

Money raised by BogFest fell race donated to Edale School
More than £460 raised at the Moors for the Future Partnership’s fell race will help children at Edale CE Primary School learn about nature.
25 October 2017

Book now to boost your visitor economy business
A limited number of free places are available for two Pedal Peak workshops in Hartington on 7th November.
1 November 2017

Grants available for Business Development, Food Processing and Tourism Infrastructure
Are you a business looking to diversify and need some capital investment support to assist you?
6 November 2017

Statement on RSPB’s Birdcrime report
The Peak District National Park has issued a statement in response to the recent RSPB Birdcrime report.
8 November 2017

Endangered White-Clawed Crayfish given new homes in the South West Peak
It’s official, white-clawed crayfish are back in the South West Peak!
15 November 2017

Photo competition puts adventures in the uplands in focus
Amateur photographers are being encouraged to enter a national photography competition celebrating British mountains, moorlands and bogs by entering images of their ‘adventures in the uplands’.
16 November 2017

Iconic Peak District routes to benefit from national fundraising campaign
Two of the best-loved landscapes in the Peak District National Park are set to benefit from a new national fundraising appeal.
17 November 2017

Don’t miss events at Bakewell visitor centre on the run up to Christmas
Local artists are being hosted at Bakewell visitor centre this winter and will be showcasing work inspired by the Peak District National Park.
20 November 2017

Awards for green Peak District businesses
Businesses which support their local community, economy and environment were honoured in a Peak District awards ceremony and networking event.
21 November 2017

Peak District group wins National Parks UK Volunteer Award 2017
A group of BME community mentors in the Peak District National Park have been named among the winners of the National Parks UK Volunteer Awards 2017.
30 November 2017

Public consultation on Peak District transport design guide
Peak District residents and visitors are being asked for their views on proposed new transport infrastructure guidelines.
28 November 2017

Archaeology Day showcases exciting finds
Take a peek into the past and discover some of the Peak District and Derbyshire’s most fascinating archaeological discoveries and research.
6 December 2017

Cycle friendly is good for business!
Cycling-friendly businesses celebrated their achievements in a breakfast awards event.
8 December 2017

Peak District National Park Authority position on Trans-Pennine Tunnel proposals
The Peak District is Britain’s Original National Park - designated in 1951 in recognition of the highest quality of its landscapes (its natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage) and its potential for recreation and education for all to enjoy. It is a national asset, providing huge benefits to the nation’s health and wellbeing.
15 December 2017

Peak District National Park consultation for new houses and businesses
Landowners, developers and agents are being invited to send in suggestions to the Peak District National Park of sites that could be suitable for future housing and employment needs.
22 December 2017

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