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.
Download and print the free ranger guided walks and events booklet for 2013 (641KB) or use the online calendar below to browse by month.
Find out more about our guided walks and events.
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Castleton’s Winning Landscapes family fun day at Castleton visitor centre (GR: SK149 829) (PC: S33 8WN) Start 10.30am, finish 4.30pm. Pay & Display parking. More information from Castleton visitor centre 01629 816572.
Free activities and demonstrations for everyone to have a go, from drystone walling to wildflower collage making, textile art, spinning, weaving, silk painting and Blue John crafting. Local produce, special bicycles, Dark Skies astronomy project solar telescope and moorland fire fighting displays.
Sign up for the new Peak District Award and celebrate what you know about the national park. Free. No need to book. 01433 620373 for more information.
Baking competition for homemade cakes, flans, pies or biscuits. Entries will be judged on taste, presentation and use of local ingredients. Produce will be sold off for afternoon tea with the proceeds going to Night Stop (a charity that provides emergency food parcels to families in the High Peak). Entries must be at Castleton village hall (PC: S33 8WJ) by 11am on Sunday July 29, judging until 1.30pm. Deadline for entry forms is 22 July, 2012. Afternoon tea from 2pm at Three Roofs Café. Organised by Three Roofs Café and the Chamber of Trade. For more information or to enter, contact Carl Bracken, at the café 01433 620533, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Castleton Pindale Ranger guided walk 4 miles (3 mile option also available, avoiding steeper descent). What are Alien Invasive Species? Come along to Pindale to find out! On the walk we shall be removing some of the pesky plants (gloves provided) and visiting an area blooming with our own native wildflowers. On paths, tracks, grass, one moderate ascent taken slowly and country lanes. Meet Castleton visitor centre (GR: SK149 829) (PC: S33 8WN) Start 11am, finish 3pm. Pay & Display parking. Booking essential; call 01629 816211 (available Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm).
Blue Badge guide led walk 1 mile walk within the village to discover the history of the place. Meet Castleton visitor centre (GR: SK149 829) (PC: S33 8WP) Start 2.30pm, finish 4pm. Pay & Display parking. Booking essential; call 01629 816 572. Costs £3 per person, pay on the day.
Poetry Writing Stroll An inspirational stroll in and around Castleton visitor centre (GR: SK149 829) (PC: S33 8WP). Start 4.15pm, finish 5.30pm. Bring a notepad and pen for poetry writing exercises. Pay & Display parking. To book, contact Castleton visitor centre, 01629 816572 or just turn up.
Working Forests of the Upper Derwent Ranger guided walk
7 mile walk through the beautiful woodlands looking at how they have been managed over the years and learning about trees. Good paths, some steep climbs. Meet Fairholmes Visitor Centre. (GR:SK172 893) (PC: S33 0AQ) Start 10.30am, finish 4pm. Pay & Display parking. Booking essential; call 01629 816 211 (available Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm).
Ranger guided walk1.25 miles. Learn about flowers, conservation and folklore with ranger Steven Bell. One stile and some steps. Meet Hurdlow car park, quarter of a mile from the A515 at Sparklow on the High Peak Trail (GR: SK127 659) (PC: SK17 9QT) Start 1.30pm, finish 4pm. Booking not required. Pay & Display parking.