This is an archived press release
Thursday 17 April 2014
Today is the Peak District National Park's birthday. It is 63 years old.
On the day we become the first UK national park to borrow the Google Trekker camera backpack to capture its iconic and diverse landscapes on Google Street View, we are delighted to announce that Google have designed a special Peak District 'Doodle', so everyone in the UK who goes to the Google homepage www.google.co.uk will see our celebratory doodle:
Jim Dixon, chief executive of the Peak District National Park Authority said: "I'm really excited that Google has chosen to reflect the Peak District National Park on their home page. The 'Google Doodle' has become an institution since Google's founders began to change the famous Google logo to reflect different stories.
"As the World now increasingly uses the Google search engine to go about its business, being selected to be a 'Doodle ' is very prestigious. Across the World only a very few national parks have featured, including Yosemite on its birthday and Mount Fuji when it achieved World Heritage Status.
"In the UK iconic places such as the British Museum and Dr Who have been 'Doodled'. Today, the Peak District National Park is 63 years old and Google UK have chosen our national park to be the first ever 'Google Doodle' national park. The Doodle has been cleverly created with the gritstone 'Salt Cellar' from Derwent Edge and the Millstone prominent with our diverse landscape as a backdrop.
"As we celebrate the achievements of the past 63 years we can look forward to a future in which we remain at the forefront of what national parks are about, being renowned as an innovator and a very successful organisation."