Hear it here - Peak District 2005 newspaper on audio tape

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Thursday 24 March 2005

24 March 2005

Hear it here - Peak District 2005 newspaper on audio tape

Peak District 2005, 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 2005 features news on the area's first ever Walking Festival, with 150 walks for all ages and abilities between April 16 and May 2. Walks for disabled people and the visually or hearing impaired are also conducted by National Park rangers at other times of year.

In addition, the newspaper highlights vital work being done for conservation in the National Park, how affordable housing is being encouraged, grants for businesses and special interest holidays.

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 are 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."

The tapes of Peak District 2005 were recorded by Matlock & District Talking Newspaper Association.

For more details of the first Peak District Walking Festival, call 0870 444 7275 or visit the website

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


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