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Pedalling the Parks – Peak District manager tackles epic 1600-mile cycle ride across the UK’s most treasured landscapes
Intrepid Lorna Fisher is gearing up for an epic 1658-mile cycle ride – taking in all 15 UK national parks in just two weeks.
14 March 2019

England’s National Parks receive ‘Outstanding Contribution’ award by VisitEngland at London ceremony
A tourism programme aimed at telling the stories of England’s National Parks to new international audiences has received one of the country’s top tourism accolades.
13 March 2019

National Park urges care over wild fires following major blaze
The Peak District National Park is asking visitors to be ‘fire aware’ after a period of unseasonably warm weather, and recent wild fires.
27 February 2019

Cultural Heritage Spring Lecture Series brought to you by the South West Peak Landscape Partnership
What better way to spend an evening than learning about fire, foxholes, bullets and barrows? Or how about hearing tales of Anglo Saxons in the Staffordshire Moorlands? You can learn about these topics - and many others - during a spring lecture series on cultural heritage, from renowned speakers, at Buxton’s Devonshire Dome. Tickets cost £5 and all proceeds go towards South West Peak Landscape Partnership’s Small Heritage Adoption and Barns & Buildings projects.
26 February 2019

Calling Junior Rangers!
Exciting new opportunities are beckoning for young people keen to look after the Peak District National Park by becoming junior rangers. We are looking for young people, aged between 11 and 18, to join groups at Marsh Farm near Tittesworth Reservoir, Longdendale near Glossop and our new group at Langsett, South Yorkshire. We also have groups at Millers Dale and Edale.
13 February 2019

Miles without Stiles – the easy way to enjoy the Peak District National Park
The Peak District National Park’s most accessible routes are highlighted in a new book, Miles without Stiles. The guide introduces 20 routes, showcasing some of the Peak District’s finest landscapes. It contains clear maps and descriptions along with striking photography.
11 February 2019

Happy trails – half a million visits to Peak District routes
Trails providing a range of opportunities in the Peak District National Park are playing host to more than half a million visits each year from walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Data revealed by the National Park Authority recorded 519,000 visits across key routes including the Monsal Trail, Tissington, Manifold and High Peak trails.
7 January 2019

Statement from Chief Executive, Sarah Fowler: Peak District Bird of Prey Report 2018
This most recent report from the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative highlights the steps forward, and some of the challenges that remain for raptors in the Peak District.
18 December 2018

Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative highlights mixed fortunes for birds of prey in the National Park
Breeding success for several species of birds of prey, with reported incidents concerning a number of other raptor species within the National Park.
18 December 2018

Recognition for volunteer ranger’s 40 years of service
A volunteer ranger has received recognition for 40 years of service to the Peak District National Park.
14 December 2018

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