This is an archived press release

Tuesday 9 March 2004

9 March 2004


PeakDistrict 2004, the free newspaper and guide to the National Park, is now available on audio tape from Information Centres and libraries.

Produced for residents and visitors by the Peak District National Park Authority, PeakDistrict 2004 celebrates the Ranger Service's 50th Anniversary, features the £4.7 million 'Moors for the Future' project to protect remote countryside and rare wildlife, and looks at how the Authority is helping local communities sustain the rural economy.

Tony Hams, Chair of the National Park Authority, said, "The stories on the tape demonstrate how people from all walks of life and all sectors of society are becoming actively involved in the life of the National Park, whether they are looking after it, or making it more accessible for everyone to enjoy, or developing businesses in ways that don't cause damage.

"There're articles on wildlife conservation and how farmers and landowners are restoring habitats and species through the Vision Project, as well as news of how people from town and country are coming together to help keep the Park a special place and enjoy all it has to offer."

The Authority is constantly looking for ways of improving the way it communicates news and issues to a wider audience. Tony said, "The audio version of the newspaper helps us reach even more people so that we can explain to everyone about the National Park and why it's important to conserve it."

Matlock Talking Newspapers have recorded the audio version of PeakDistrict 2004.

If you have any comments or suggestions about the newspaper, Chris Taylor, the editor, would like to hear from you. Contact him at the Peak District National Park Authority, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, DE45 1AE, on 01629 816356 or e-mail him at

Another National Park Authority document available on tape is Access for All, a guide to accessible car parks, information centres, picnic sites, toilets and paths for people with disabilities.

This is an archived press release

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