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One month to go! The Peak District celebrates it's 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

Responding to confirmation from Derbyshire police today that a man has been charged with stealing peregrine falcon eggs in the Peak District
Peak District National Park chief executive Sarah Fowler said: “The peregrine falcon is one of the most iconic species we are fortunate enough to have make a home in our National Park, and crimes against these birds or any wildlife has no place in the Peak District.
17 November 2020

Breeding success for raptors in Peak District uplands
In its 2020 Interim Report, the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative (BOPI) has announced encouraging breeding successes for several raptor species in the moorland areas of the Peak District, thanks to collaboration between landowners, gamekeepers and raptor workers during COVID-19.
16 September 2020

Temporary closures on Monsal Trail for conservation and essential safety work
The Peak District National Park Authority is asking people to be aware that sections of the Monsal Trail will be closed from Monday September 28, for two weeks, on Monday to Friday only.
9 September 2020

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