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2015 press releases

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Archived press releases may not reflect current Authority policy or practice.

Peak District National Park to be renamed in China
The Peak District National Park has been chosen to star in a new marketing campaign which is designed to encourage Chinese people to learn more about some of Britain’s best places to visit by giving them a new name.
7 January 2015

New animated film shows youngsters how to be safe in the Peak District National Park
A new cartoon is helping youngsters understand how to behave in the Peak District National Park countryside to be safe and enjoy their visit.
12 January 2015

First step towards a neighbourhood plan for Leekfrith
Local residents and businesses are invited to have their say on whether a Peak District village should designate a neighbourhood area.
16 January 2015

Pott Shrigley conservation area under review
Residents can give their views on a draft appraisal of the part of the Pott Shrigley conservation area which lies within the Peak District National Park.
23 January 2015

National Park to invest in North Lees campsite at Stanage
The future of a popular Peak District National Park owned campsite near Hathersage has been safeguarded.
23 January 2015

Planning advice charges to be extended to National Park householder developments
Charges for pre-application planning advice for householders intending to make changes to domestic properties are to be introduced in the Peak District National Park from April 1.
6 February 2015

Plans to redevelop a former cheese factory site rejected for the second time
A proposal to redevelop a former cheese factory site at Hartington has been turned down for the second time by the Peak District National Park planning committee.
13 February 2015

Could your business do better by being greener?
A free event to help Peak District businesses improve their environmental credentials and stand out from the crowd is being held in Bakewell.
13 February 2015

Stanage Pole
The top part of the historical ‘Stanage Pole’ has had to be removed today.
27 February 2015

This girl can...
We're offering a fantastic 50% off cycle hire for women on Sunday 8 March 2015 in support of International Women’s Day and Sport England's This Girl Can campaign. 
2 March 2015

Schools climate change study
More than 100 secondary school students will again conduct climate change research on the Peak District National Park moors from March 16 -23.
2 March 2015

Schools in climate change study
More than 100 secondary school students will again conduct climate change research on the Peak District National Park moors from March 16 -23.
2 March 2015

Next step for Bradwell Neighbourhood Plan
Bradwell Parish Council has taken another step towards creating a neighbourhood plan for the parish.
2 March 2015

Peak District National Park's 'Mist-wrapped Mountains'
The Peak District National Park has been handed the name ‘Mist-wrapped Mountains’ following Britain’s biggest tourism drive in China.
2 March 2015

Voting open for new logo for landscape project
People are being asked to help choose a new logo for a landscape conservation project in the south west of the Peak District National Park.
2 March 2015

Stanage Pole to be replaced
Stanage Pole, one of the Peak District National Park’s most recognisable landmarks, is to be replaced.
3 March 2015

New beer takes walk on Wild Side
A new beer will celebrate 10 years of open access in the Peak District National Park and encourage visitors to walk on the Wild Side.
9 March 2015

Working together for better transport
Working together holds the key for a brighter future for transport in the Peak District National Park.
10 March 2015

Dog owners asked to keep pets on leads
Dog owners are urged to keep their pets on short leads to protect young farm animals and wildlife in the Peak District after five sheep were attacked by domestic dogs at Burbage and Houndkirk in less than a week.
10 March 2015

Cycle family boosts charity
An adventurous family’s efforts to raise money for charity were given a lift by a Peak District cycle hire centre.
24 March 2015

Dog-walkers urged to scoop the poop on Peak District trails
People who exercise their dogs on trails in the Peak District National Park are being asked to dispose of their dog’s waste responsibly.
25 March 2015

Search is on for non-executive directors for new UK National Parks company
Could you help secure the future of UK National Parks?
26 March 2015

Photography exhibition of Derbyshire’s longest, wateriest artwork comes to Bakewell
Images of hundreds of multi-coloured lights floating on the river Derwent are the focus of a new exhibition which opens in Bakewell in April.
1 April 2015

Stanage sticker introduced to raise funds for conservation and recreation
Visitors to Stanage-North Lees, near Hathersage, are being encouraged to contribute money to help look after its internationally important landscape.
2 April 2015

Bike boost for holiday centre
A holiday and conference centre in the Derbyshire village of Great Hucklow now boasts the latest cycle-friendly facilities, thanks to support from the Peak District National Park Authority.
8 April 2015

Celebrate Britain's Landscapes of Plenty
Join the UK's National Parks family in celebrating Britain's Landscapes of Plenty and you could earn a new pair of boots from outdoor specialist Merrell.
13 April 2015

Community pub joins cycling revolution
Bamford’s pioneering Anglers Rest community pub has added a cycling hub to its growing list of amenities.
14 April 2015

50 years of the Pennine Way
The Peak District village of Edale is at the heart of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Pennine Way.
14 April 2015

Green light for Leekfrith Neighbourhood Area
Leekfrith parish has been designated a neighbourhood area by the Peak District National Park Authority and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.
16 April 2015

A taste of Tideswell's food history
A new village trail has been launched to celebrate the food heritage of Tideswell in the Peak District National Park.
22 April 2015

Have your say on power line proposals
Members of the public can learn more about proposals to reduce the visual impact of power lines in the Peak District National Park at two drop-in events
22 April 2015

Royal visitor discovers how Stanage-North Lees connects people to the national park
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, has visited the Peak District National Park’s Stanage-North Lees estate, near Hathersage, and handed out awards to five people who have made an outstanding contribution to Britain’s first national park and embody the principle that it is ‘Ours to Care For’.
1 May 2015

National Park staff to skydive for Air Ambulance charity
Peak District National Park staff members are gearing up for a sponsored skydive in aid of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance DLRAA.
8 May 2015

National Park Rangers help the public enjoy the countryside safely
A free, family-fun day will help families find out how to enjoy the countryside in safety.
14 May 2015

New gate opens up world of outdoor adventure
The installation of a new gate has opened up a world of adventure for disabled outdoor enthusiasts in the Peak District National Park.
14 May 2015

Join the National Cycle Challenge
The Peak District National Park is asking visitors and residents to join the first National Cycle Challenge next month.
26 May 2015

Spring at Stanage means crag-nesting birds, chicks and climbers helping conserve them
Climbers, walkers and bird watchers are helping the Peak District National Park protect rare ring ouzel chicks on the rock cliffs at Stanage-North Lees, near Hathersage.
28 May 2015

Peak District National Park chief executive’s Eroica challenge
Peak District National Park chief executive Sarah Fowler will tackle the Eroica Britannia cycling festival to raise more than £8,000 to buy a powered wheelchair bike for disabled visitors.
28 May 2015

Peak District business donates £3,000 to National Park’s Eroica challenge
Derbyshire Country Cottages is donating £3,000 towards Peak District National Park chief executive Sarah Fowler’s sponsored cycle ride target of £8,000 to buy a powered wheelchair bike for disabled visitors.
4 June 2015

Gadzooks! Great Tudor Farming Day!
Families are invited to journey back in time to experience a day during the reign of Henry VIII at the Great Tudor Farming Day, in the Dove Valley, on Sunday July 5.
15 June 2015

Lecture date for Lesley Roberts
Peak District National Park Authority chair Lesley Roberts will talk about the work of the Authority at a two-part lecture in Sheffield on Wednesday June 24.
15 June 2015

Iconic landscapes a hidden economic powerhouse
Far from being sleepy backwaters, the Peak District and England’s finest landscapes contribute more than £20bn each year to the economy.
17 June 2015

Baking festival back in Bakewell
The Bakewell Baking Festival returns this summer with a new venue and ambitions to attract food-lovers from across the UK to the Peak District.
30 June 2015

Outdoor classroom boost for students
A new outdoor classroom aimed at getting young people closer to the natural world has opened in the Peak District National Park.
1 July 2015

New homes star in well dressing
A new housing development that sparked controversy in a Peak District village has now provided the inspiration for a spectacular well dressing.
9 July 2015

Call to nominate your national park heroes
UK National Parks are celebrating the unsung heroes whose hard work and commitment helps protect the Peak District and 14 other national parks in Britain by calling for nominations to the annual Volunteer Awards.
14 July 2015

First moorland-themed apps launched
Discovering more about the beautiful moorland landscape, its wildlife and vegetation is now much easier thanks to four new free smartphone apps.
14 July 2015

Campers wanted for new Stanage camping pods!
Leave the tent at home and camp in style in a camping pod newly installed at Stanage-North Lees campsite, near Hathersage, in the heart of the Peak District National Park.
15 July 2015

Discover 'landscape of plenty' in National Parks Week
Families, cyclists, walkers… in fact anyone who enjoys the countryside, are invited to discover more about national parks by going for a walk with a ranger, taking part in a wildlife-spotting challenge or hunting for mini-beasts.
20 July 2015

Nick Clegg sticking up for Stanage
MP Nick Clegg is backing the Peak District National Park’s Stick up for Stanage campaign.
22 July 2015

Peak Cycle Shuttle gives riders a lift
A new cycle shuttle service has been launched, designed to promote the benefits of cycling by offering a safe and comfortable link between two of the Peak District’s largest towns and its miles of traffic-free cycle routes.
27 July 2015

Bakewell Section of Monsal Trail closed during Bakewell Show
The section of the Monsal Trail between Hassop Station and Bakewell Station will be closed on August 5 and 6 to allow the Bakewell Show Park and Ride service to operate.
31 July 2015

Community assets in the balance at Baslow
The National Park Planning Committee has approved a proposal to change the use of a Peak District pub to a shop.
7 August 2015

Green light for water power at Chatsworth
Plans for a hydroelectric power scheme on the River Derwent at Chatsworth has been given the go ahead today (Friday August 7) by national park planners.
7 August 2015

Peak District woodlands to be sold
The Peak District National Park Authority is to sell a number of woodlands. Six initial sites have been selected - Coronation Plantation, Nabb's Quarry Wood, Newhaven Plantation, Shay Bends Wood, Slack Hall Wood and Wetton Wood.
17 August 2015

3,500 year old urn found buried in the Peak District
An ancient earthen ware pot containing cremated human remains has been discovered by a worker repairing a footpath in the Peak District National Park.
26 August 2015

Only three weeks left to name your National Park volunteer hero
Just three weeks remain for people to nominate inspiring individuals, groups or projects for the 2015 UK National Parks Volunteer Awards.
27 August 2015

Pennine Way dancers are to perform in Edale
Walkers and music lovers alike are invited to an evening of music and dance in Edale inspired by the Pennine Way, the long distance route, in its 50th year.
3 September 2015

Monsal Trail voted UK's favourite cycle route
The Monsal Trail in the Peak District National Park has been voted the UK’s favourite National Cycle Network route under 30 miles.
7 September 2015

Peak District photo exhibition features Derbyshire Poet Laureate’s words
Poetry and photography featuring Derbyshire and the Peak District are brought together in a new exhibition which opens in Bakewell in September.
10 September 2015

Villagers to vote on plan for their futures
Local residents are being asked to vote on whether the Bradwell Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2015-2030 should be formally consulted by National Park planners when making decisions about future developments there.
14 September 2015

Pylons to be removed from landscape
Pylons close to the village of Dunford Bridge in the Peak District National Park are to be removed as part of a £500 million project to improve some of the most important landscapes in England and Wales.
15 September 2015

New trees for Peak District
Thousands of new trees are to be planted in the Peak District National Park through a partnership with the Woodland Trust.
16 September 2015

Grant helps blacksmith forge bright future
The future looks secure for traditional blacksmith skills in the Peak District village of Rowsley.
21 September 2015

Firefighters and rangers in moorland training
A major practice exercise for fighting moorland fires is to take place on the moors near Glossop this Thursday (September 24).
21 September 2015

Five of the finest sites for autumn gold in the Peak District National Park
Autumn in the Peak District National Park sees summer’s greenery burst into an astonishing array of golden colours and shades of purple, red and yellow that for a short time gives the landscape a dazzling new look.
25 September 2015

£42,000 grant boosts High Peak Trail
More of the High Peak Trail will be widened and resurfaced this winter, improving safety and enjoyment for visitors to the Peak District National Park.
29 September 2015

Peak District in England's 10 greatest places
The Peak District National Park has been rated among the ten greatest places in England in a poll by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
7 October 2015

Walk this way – autumn walks with a National Park Ranger
The autumn programme of guided walks with National Park Rangers is available online now with the aim of helping more people enjoy the Peak District National Park.
8 October 2015

Call for cyclists to reveal their cycling habits in the Peak District National Park
Cyclists are being asked to help local authorities monitor the success of new cycling routes by filling in an online survey.
9 October 2015

Peak District day of discovery
Families can learn more about the science behind the Peak District National Park at a fun free event in Bakewell next month.
13 October 2015

Poppy spectacular lights up sky at Bradfield
A spectacular art installation will transform St Nicholas’ Church at High Bradfield into a beacon of commemoration on Sunday.
26 October 2015

Halloween fun at Castleton
Discover Castleton’s amazing apparitions and ghostly goings-on this Halloween.
26 October 2015

Rediscovering Samuel Rayner's Haddon Hall
A fascinating exhibition bringing together the work of 21st century photographers and 19th century artists is coming to Bakewell for the month of November.
5 November 2015

Awards hope for project to help offenders
A Peak District project that helps offenders to improve their employment and life skills has been shortlisted in the UK National Parks Volunteer Awards.
10 November 2015

Making Plans for Castleton Visitor Centre
Residents of Castleton and visitors to the picturesque Peak District village are being asked to give their views on how the national park visitor centre there is refurbished.
13 November 2015

More support pledged for birds of prey
Leading land management and conservation organisations are stepping up their efforts to boost bird of prey populations following disappointing results from the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative.
17 November 2015

Fines for Stanage fly-tippers
Two Sheffield men who drove to the Peak District to dump waste have been ordered to pay fines and costs of £735 each after pleading guilty to fly-tipping.
17 November 2015

New wheelchair bike promises miles of smiles in the Peak District National Park
A powered wheelchair bike is all set to help more people enjoy cycling adventures on the Peak District National Park’s trails.
19 November 2015

Improvements to High Peak Trail
Work to improve the surface of nearly four kilometres of the High Peak Trail south of Parsley Hay starts tomorrow (November 24).
30 November 2015

Stick up for Stanage this Christmas
Stuck for stocking fillers? Why not treat someone special to a Stanage sticker to show their support for Stanage-North Lees and receive a year of free parking at one of the Peak District National Park’s best-loved destinations.
8 December 2015

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