Monsal Trail : Essential lighting works is taking place from Mon 13 May for five weeks. Tunnels will remain open but light levels may be lower than usual. Please obey signs and take care when passing the works.
Make the most of your visit to the glorious Peak District.
In 2000, an Act of Parliament was passed called the Countryside and Rights of Way Act (CROW). It granted new rights of access to open country, called access land. Access land was opened up in stages throughout Britain.
It gives you the right to walk freely on vast areas of countryside in England and Wales – around 1 million hectares or 4,000 square miles – without keeping to public paths, for activities like walking, bird watching, climbing and running.
On Sunday 19 September 2004, around 250 square kilometres of private land was opened up in the Peak District National Park. It doubled the area of open access land in the national park.
Places such as Snailsden Moor, Bradfield Moor and Axe Edge Moor, which had been out of bounds for more than 100 years, are now accessible to people on foot.
The Peak District Local Access Forum is an independent group that meets regularly to review and advise the National Park Authority and Derbyshire County Council on improvements to public access to the countryside of the Peak District.
Find out more about the Peak District Local Access Forum, including: