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2020 press releases

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

Planning decision for National Park Authority-owned camping and caravan site
The Peak District National Park Authority’s planning committee today (Friday 7 February) granted planning permission for a touring camping and caravan site at Brosterfield, near the village of Foolow, in Derbyshire.
7 February 2020

Recognition for 40 years’ service as a volunteer ranger
A volunteer ranger has clocked up over one thousand days of volunteering and received recognition for 40 years of commitment to the Peak District National Park.
14 February 2020

Peak District National Park thanks thousands for ‘staying away’ but urges rights of way remain open for local communities
The Peak District National Park Authority has thanked the public for 'staying away' following an impassioned campaign to help protect communities and key workers.
31 March 2020

National Park Authority urges visitors to keep staying at home ahead of Easter weekend break
As the country comes towards the end of a third week of coronavirus ‘lockdown’ the Peak District National Park Authority is urging people not to be tempted to break government measures during the Easter break.
9 April 2020

Innovative Soundscape Launches To Celebrate Peak District National Park’s Anniversary
An audio artwork of voices and sounds from the Peak District has been launched to start the countdown to the Peak District National Park’s 70th anniversary in 2021.
14 April 2020

Increased fire risk an added factor to ‘stay at home’ message say National Park
‘Stay home, stay local’ remains the message to everyone from the Peak District National Park ahead of the weekend.
24 April 2020

Bird netting at Chatsworth House
The application to net parts of Chatsworth House was determined in early 2019. In determining the application consideration was made of the legal requirement to protect the Grade 1 listed building and statuary, as well as the legal requirement to protect nesting birds.
30 April 2020

Peak District National Park seasonal bus service cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions
A seasonal bus service in the Hope Valley has been cancelled for 2020 due to the Covid-19 crisis.
1 May 2020

National Park Authority confirms barbecues are not permitted anywhere in the open countryside of the Peak District National Park
Following a spate of damaging recent fires, the Peak District National Park has come together with its partners to announce that barbecues and open fires are not permitted anywhere in open countryside throughout the Peak District.
5 June 2020

‘Voices From The Peak’ is at Buxton Fringe Festival
The innovative audio artwork Voices From The Peak is being broadcast as part of the Buxton Fringe (July 1 to 19).
25 June 2020

A word from our chief executive, Sarah Fowler
Our chief executive Sarah Fowler shares her thanks to those who have been taking care of the Peak District and reflects on the role our national parks will play as many of our facilities re-open.
10 July 2020

Extreme litter picking in the Peak District National Park
Litter hotspots in some of the Peak District’s most challenging terrain are being targeted in a new initiative by national park rangers.
15 July 2020

Say hello to your new shop
Over recent months, we've been busy working on a new online shop – and we're overjoyed to now share this with you.
17 July 2020

Historic trees have been protected in the Peak District National Park
Work has taken place to protect an historic avenue of trees in the Peak District National Park which will ensure the public can enjoy them for years to come.
5 August 2020

Statement on bearded vulture in the Peak District
Sarah Fowler, chief executive of the Peak District National Park said: “In a year that was already written into the history books by the unusual and unprecedented, no-one in the Peak District expected our skies to be graced by one of Europe’s most magnificent and rarest birds.
7 August 2020

Record numbers of people enjoying National Park 'multi-user' trails following lockdown
Since the government's coronavirus lockdown was lifted in May, traffic-free trails in the Peak District National Park have seen a significant increase on previous years in the numbers of people using them.
19 August 2020

Counting the climate change cost of moorland wildfires
Camp fire caused loss of 50 years’ worth of valuable peat in the Peak District National Park.
26 August 2020

Temporary closures on Monsal Trail for conservation and essential safety work
The Peak District National Park Authority is asking people to be aware that sections of the Monsal Trail will be closed from Monday September 28, for two weeks, on Monday to Friday only.
9 September 2020

Breeding success for raptors in Peak District uplands
In its 2020 Interim Report, the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative (BOPI) has announced encouraging breeding successes for several raptor species in the moorland areas of the Peak District, thanks to collaboration between landowners, gamekeepers and raptor workers during COVID-19.
16 September 2020

Responding to confirmation from Derbyshire police today that a man has been charged with stealing peregrine falcon eggs in the Peak District
Peak District National Park chief executive Sarah Fowler said: “The peregrine falcon is one of the most iconic species we are fortunate enough to have make a home in our National Park, and crimes against these birds or any wildlife has no place in the Peak District.
17 November 2020

Historic Bakewell visitor centre re-opens following refurbishment work
Bakewell visitor centre has re-opened following work to maintain and improve the historic building and refresh internal displays.
3 December 2020

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