Thanks to your generosity we’ve done more to care for the Peak District National Park and share it with visitors.
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A fitting tribute
For more than 25 years, Alan Beardsley volunteered as a Peak District National Park ranger. When he passed away, his family, friends and colleagues celebrated Alan’s life with a donation to the Peak District National Park.
This enabled us to improve the children’s nature trail and install a bike wash area, a bench and a listening post. We’re working on a visitor guide for Fairholmes and training volunteer rangers, thanks to the generous support of Alan’s family... a fitting tribute to the dedication and commitment that Alan gave to the National Park.
A private donation of £5,000 allowed us to improve the children’s trail at Millers Dale. We’ve installed chainsaw carvings and brass rubbings and have produced a leaflet detailing the wildlife and history of the trail.
Mend Our Mountains
Last year we raised over £17,000 to repair the path below the Ringing Roger rock outcrop on Kinder Scout, one of the most popular routes to the Kinder plateau. This was part of the national Mend Our Mountains campaign led by the British Mountaineering Council.
Helping us to look after the Trails
The Monsal, Tissington and High Peak trails are enjoyed by more than 800 people every day. Walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders of all ages enjoy the traffic free routes, atmospheric tunnels and glorious scenery of the Peak District National Park. We look after 34 miles of trails, with over 100 structures along them - tunnels, bridges, embankments, signal boxes, lime kilns and viaducts –the most iconic being the Monsal Head Viaduct.
The embankments along the trails are home to rare species such as the Greater Butterfly Orchid and parts of the Monsal Trail are designated as Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and are protected to conserve their wildlife and geology.
Looking after all of this costs £9,500 per mile every year – that’s over £300,000 needed annually to maintain our trails and tunnels.
If you love the trails as much as we do, why not help us to look after them?