70 years, 70 remarkable people
From the spark of an idea amongst a bold and ambitious few, to the inspiring personalities bringing the joy of National Parks to the masses today – people have always been the heartbeat of our protected landscapes.
Perhaps an almost impossible task to choose just 70 people who have made this difference, we’ll be bringing together profiles from the past, present and those looking to the future of the Peak District beyond.
We hope you’ll find something to fire your imagination too. We'll be sharing new profiles each week throughout 2021.
From the media? Head to our dedicated anniversary pages or get in touch to find out more about any of our 70 People for 70 Years.
- John Dower (1900-1946) - the father of UK National Parks
- Pauline Dower (1905-1988) - a National Parks commissioner
- John Foster CBE (1920-2020) - Peak planning pioneer 1951 to 1968
- Ethel Haythornthwaite (1894–1986) - a true National Park pioneer
- Mark Gwynne Jones - poet of the Peak
- Sue Prince OBE DL - folk artist