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A toilet on a Peak District hilltop lifts the lid on accessible facilities
A toilet has been carried to one of the highest points in the Peak District National Park to raise awareness about accessible facilities.
20 July 2018

Wildfire fund launched in Peak District National Park
A wildfire fund has been launched in the Peak District National Park following a spate of moorland fires.
19 July 2018

New roles on the Peak District National Park Authority
Andrew McCloy has been elected chair of the Peak District National Park Authority. A Peak District resident for 20 years, Cllr McCloy is a member of Youlgrave Parish Council. He was elected to the Authority in 2011 and re-elected in 2015, holding a number of key roles including, for the last four years, that of chair for the Audit, Resources and Performance Committee.
6 July 2018

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.
5 July 2018

Access for all as the Peak District celebrates National Parks Week
Some of the Peak District National Park’s most accessible walking paths, cycling routes and even boat trips are waiting to be discovered during National Parks Week.
5 July 2018

Peak District National Park statement on the Manchester/Birmingham Lights Festivals on 28 July 2018
The event involves the construction and release of an unspecified number of ‘sky lanterns’ also known as Chinese Lanterns. The lanterns consist of a bamboo frame, paper-based balloon and a short-term fuel source. The lanterns are released into the sky whilst alight.
3 July 2018

Operation FireWatch underway in the Peak District National Park
The Peak District National Park Authority has implemented Operation FireWatch in collaboration with the Moors for the Future Partnership.
28 June 2018

Tameside moorland wildfire statement
Moorland fires can be devastating to our landscape, putting wildlife and people at risk. Wildfires are especially tragic at this time of year when ground-nesting birds are rearing young, and other creatures can be caught in the flames.
27 June 2018

A retrospective planning permission for a track on Midhope Moor has been refused
Paul Ancell, chair of the Peak District National Park Authority’s planning committee, said: “National Park designation is given to the best and most important landscapes in the UK and Midhope Moor contributes to this quality landscape.
15 June 2018

National Park targets plastics waste and litter with #MyPeakCup campaign
The Peak District National Park is to tackle the issue of single-use plastics litter head-on with a new eco-friendly re-usable coffee cup - the first UK National Park to produce a dedicated alternative to disposable hot drinks cups.
1 June 2018

Peak District National Park planners win prestigious national award
The Peak District National Park Authority has won a national award for excellence in planning from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
25 May 2018

Long serving member retires from the Peak District National Park Authority
Councillor Judith Twigg has retired as a member from the Peak District National Park Authority after 24 years in the role.
25 May 2018

Hill walkers light the way on the Great Ridge for Mend Our Mountains appeal
Hill walkers wearing head torches have taken part in a special event this week that lit up the Hope Valley skyline along the Great Ridge in the Peak District National Park.
24 May 2018

Tarmac Volunteers clearing the way for summer Peak District route
Summer walkers in one area south of Bakewell will now enjoy a clearer pathway, thanks to a day of action from a group of volunteers from Tarmac’s Tunstead site. The group joined forces with new Peak District National Park Project Assistant, Harriet Saltis to tackle overgrown brambles and hedgerows on the path near Alport, alongside Shining Bank Quarry.
23 May 2018

£7m Government grant allows new moorland conservation work to get underway
A new injection of Government cash will help support the restoration of England’s iconic peatlands.
15 May 2018

New Peak District cycle jersey celebrates National Park’s iconic routes
Visitors to the Peak District National Park on two wheels can now share their passion for the area thanks to a newly designed cycle jersey – with proceeds going towards the National Park’s conservation and protection.
10 May 2018

Taking positive steps towards Summer!
Peak District National Park Rangers have teamed up with Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Walking for Health scheme to provide new opportunities for people to enjoy the UK’s original National Park.
3 May 2018

Applications open in Peak District National Park for tourism providers to join world-class bookable tourism offer
Tourism providers in and around the Peak District National Park are being invited to apply to be a part of The English National Park Experience Collection - a collection of unique experiences which tell the story of our National Parks and the people who look after them, to international audiences.
30 April 2018

Pupils get to work in the Peak District National Park
Pupils enjoyed a taste of working life when they spent a busy day serving visitors in the Peak District National Park.
25 April 2018

Businesses in Peak District National Park to benefit from international tourism workshop
Tourism providers in and around the Peak District National Park are invited to attend a free information workshop to learn about a new international tourism programme.
19 April 2018

Commonwealth tour sees minister from Down Under share Peak District National Park experiences
Australian minister, the Hon Rick Colless, learned about partnership working in the Peak District National Park during a study tour of the UK.
18 April 2018

Affordable homes approved for Bakewell by Peak District National Park Authority
The Peak District National Park Authority has approved plans for 30 new affordable homes to be built in Bakewell.
13 April 2018

Ramblers present £10,000 to Great Ridge campaign
Generous ramblers have given a £10,000 boost to a Peak District National Park fundraising campaign.
10 April 2018

Peak District National Park to share in £2 million pilot scheme to restore historic farm buildings
The Peak District National Park is taking part in a £2 million pilot scheme to help farmers and land managers to restore historic farm buildings.
29 March 2018

Stepping out to Mend Our Mountains
Intrepid walkers braved the rain to explore the Peak District National Park’s iconic Great Ridge – and launch the next phase of a major fundraising campaign.
15 March 2018

Dog owners asked to keep pets under close control in countryside
Dog owners are urged to keep their pets on short leads to protect wildlife in the Peak District National Park.
15 March 2018

Last chance to have your say to help shape the Peak District National Park
People who care about the Peak District National Park and how it is managed are being asked to take part in the final round of public consultation on the National Park Management Plan 2018-2023.
7 March 2018

New strategy to improve sport and recreation across the Dales
Derbyshire Dales District Council has adopted a new strategy setting out the supply and demand requirements for indoor sports facilities, playing pitches and open space.
15 February 2018

Book now to boost your visitor economy business
Businesses can learn how to make the most of the cycling economy in two Pedal Peak workshops.
7 February 2018

Peak District walks among Britain’s best-loved routes
The Peak District’s iconic Mam Tor has been named as one of the country’s favourite places to explore.
31 January 2018

Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative
Statement on the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative
25 January 2018

Wildlife crime allegations on Peak District National Park Authority land
The Peak District National Park Authority's response to social media posts by the Hunt Investigations Team.
9 January 2018

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