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From hill to mill and back, the story of the Great Ridge restoration
The dramatic skyline of the Great Ridge walk connects the summits of Lose Hill and Mam Tor in Derbyshire’s Hope Valley. Separating the gritstone edges of the Dark Peak from the lighter limestone of the White Peak, the ridge walk offers near panoramic views across the Peak District.
10 June 2021

Record numbers enjoy Peak District countryside as Monsal Trail celebrates milestone birthday
25th May 2021 marks the 10th anniversary since the opening of four Victorian former railway tunnels to create a continuous 8.5-mile traffic-free trail through some of the Peak District's most spectacular limestone dales.
24 May 2021

Launch of Audio Chapter Kinder Scout - Voices From The Peak
The third chapter of Voices From The Peak audio artwork is being released on Saturday 24 April to mark the 70th anniversary of the Peak District National Park.
23 April 2021

One month to go! The Peak District celebrates its 70th birthday
Seventy years ago this year the Peak District National Park became the UK’s original national park, designated on 17 April, 1951.
18 March 2021

Encouraging year for peregrines in Peak District uplands
The Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative has published its 2020 final report, showing encouraging breeding successes for several bird of prey species in moorland areas of the Peak District, thanks to collaboration between landowners, gamekeepers and raptor workers during COVID-19.
15 March 2021

Restoration works on the iconic Great Ridge due to start
Separating Edale from Castleton, and the limestone of the White Peak from the millstone grit of the Dark Peak, the Great Ridge straddles the heart of the Peak District and provides a fantastic ridge walk. The path, which is extremely popular with walkers with stunning views of the Hope Valley, is badly eroded by footfall and the elements, is in need of repair.
4 March 2021

Looking for Peak District heroes! Opportunity for National Park projects to win national recognition
Projects to protect or enhance the Peak District National Park have the chance to win a £1,000 prize award to help their work.
4 February 2021

Peak District Lee’s quarter-of-a-tonne lockdown litter pick
When Hulme End resident Lee Spensley set out to take on a regular local litter peak a year ago, he couldn’t have anticipated the difference his efforts would make 12 months on.
3 February 2021

Derbyshire poet creates ‘audio odyssey’ to celebrate the Peak District National Park
A Derbyshire poet is releasing the second chapter of an ‘audio artwork’ celebrating this year’s 70th Anniversary of the Peak District National Park (PDNP).
7 January 2021

Historic Bakewell visitor centre re-opens following refurbishment work
Bakewell visitor centre has re-opened following work to maintain and improve the historic building and refresh internal displays.
3 December 2020

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