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Peak District National Park Authority chief executive to step down and take on role at Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Sarah Fowler, chief executive at the Peak District National Park Authority is to leave her role at the Authority after seven years to take up a position as chief executive at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, the UK's leading wetland conservation charity.
6 December 2021

Statement: Appeal decision, 'Midhope Track'
The Peak District National Park Authority has welcomed a decision by the Planning Inspectorate to uphold an enforcement notice against a geotextile track installed on Midhope Moor, approximately 18km north-west of Sheffield and 3.5km south of Langsett.
17 November 2021

New litter picking kits help visitors to look after the Peak District National Park
Litter picking kits can now be borrowed from two Peak District visitor centres. The kits - containing a picking guide, bags, a hi-vis jacket and a litter picker - are currently available from Castleton and Bakewell visitor centres on a free day-hire basis.
15 September 2021

Statement on proposals for reinstatement of an active railway line on the route of the Monsal Trail
The National Park Authority is aware that organisations including Manchester & East Midlands Rail Action Partnership (MEMRAP) have developed proposals, and are campaigning for the reinstatement of an active railway line on the route now known as the Monsal Trail.
23 July 2021

Hope Valley Explorer seasonal bus returns to Peak District for 2021
Following a successful pilot season in 2019, the service was paused during the Covid-19 restrictions of 2020 but will now operate from 24 July to 30 October this year.
20 July 2021

Statement on an enforcement notice against works at Thornbridge Hall & Gardens undertaken without planning permission
The enforcement case concerns the erection of a substantial wooden building (currently in use as a café) and construction of a tarmac-surfaced car park and associated driveway. These matters do not relate to Thornbridge Hall itself, which is unaffected by this enforcement notice.
5 July 2021

Tree safety work starts Monday 28 June on Tissington Trail
Contractors for the Peak District National Park Authority will be carrying out ash dieback tree safety work on the Tissington Trail from Monday 28 June, for four weeks.
24 June 2021

New funding package launched for Peak District farmers looking to the future
Farmers in the Peak District National Park will be able to benefit from a new grants programme from 1 July, with more than £1.2 million available locally this year (2021).
24 June 2021

National Park visitors urged to have a safe and sustainable solstice celebration
Cultural heritage experts from the Peak District National Park, local authorities, landowners and the emergency services have come together to call for responsible visiting to heritage locations within the Peak District during the summer solstice.
16 June 2021

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

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