Latest Peak District press releases
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
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
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