Peak District National Park news out now

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Tuesday 1 February 2005

1 February 2005

Peak District National Park news out now

Peak District 2005, the free newspaper and guide to the National Park, will be arriving at Visitor Centres,libraries and tourism businesses over the next month.

National Park households should already have received their copies through the post, including a full year's guide to events and guided walks throughout the Peak District.

Peak District 2005 also features a programme for the area's first ever Walking Festival, from April 16 to May 2, with almost 150 themed guided walks on every topic from wildlife to history and folklore, some even going underground by candlelight.

In addition the paper brings readers up to date with the Peak District National Park Authority's activities, with articles on conservation, affordable housing, the future of farming, public transport, tourism, grants for businesses, special interest holidays at Losehill Hall and widening access to the countryside.

Tony Hams, chair of the National Park Authority, said: "The free newspaper is packed with information about how people from all walks of life are becoming involved with the National Park, whether they help look after it, make it more accessible for everyone to enjoy or develop businesses in ways that don't cause damage."

The 'Walk This Way' supplement features some 250 free guided walks for all ages and abilities throughout the year, conducted by the National Park ranger service. They include, for the first time, four Heartstart walks named "Bert and Gertie's Disastrous Day Out" - a light-hearted lesson about the serious matter of heart attacks in the countryside, and what walkers can do to help save a life. At the end of the walk, participants will receive a Heartstart certificate endorsing their achievement.

The 'What's Happening' supplement is an essential month by month rundown of shows, carnivals, festivals and other special events throughout the area - useful to keep.

If you have any comments or suggestions about the newspaper, please contact the editor, Chris Taylor, at the Peak District National Park Authority, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, DE45 1AE, tel: 01629 816356 or e-mail



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