This is an archived press release
Wednesday 22 July 2015
MP Nick Clegg is backing the Peak District National Park’s Stick up for Stanage campaign.
The Sheffield Hallam MP visited the Stanage-North Lees estate, near Hathersage, to show his support for the project to raise money to care for the internationally important landscape.
In return for a contribution of £15, supporters receive a sticker to display in their car for 12 months’ free parking at Stanage, plus discounts at the campsite. The scheme has been set up to help pay for access improvements, bird conservation, woodland management works and visitor information.
Mr Clegg, the former Deputy Prime Minister and Lib Dem leader, said: “Stanage is one of the Peak District’s most spectacular landscapes, and one of my favourite places to visit with my family. I’m delighted to support the Stick up for Stanage campaign, which will help to protect and maintain this beautiful part of the national park.”
Rebekah Newman, the Stanage-North Lees manager, said: “We are delighted that Mr Clegg has shown his support for our sticker scheme. Stanage is a unique and inspirational place that people love to return to time and again. We know that people are always keen to help care for and protect it and this scheme is a way for them to do that through a modest annual contribution.’’
Owned by the Peak District National Park Authority , the 542-hectare estate is just eight miles from Sheffield city centre, yet includes the iconic gritstone cliffs of Stanage Edge and is home to ring ouzel (the mountain blackbird), pied flycatchers, orchid-rich meadows, North Lees Hall and internationally important moorland.
Stanage Edge boasts 1700 recognised climbing and bouldering routes and the sticker scheme has been welcomed by the British Mountaineering Council.
People can obtain stickers from the Stanage-North Lees campsite (01433 650838, firstname.lastname@example.org), Castleton visitor centre or cash only at the Outside shop in Hathersage, 18 Bikes in Hope, Ecclesall Woods Discovery Centre, Foothills, The Climbing Works, Awesome Walls and the Foundry in Sheffield. They are also available online from the British Mountaineering Council.
More information about Stanage-North Lees is at www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/stanage-northlees