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2022 press releases

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

Statement on the publication of the government response and consultation for the Landscapes Review
“As the UK’s first National Park recognised for the nation for over 70 years, we welcomed the broad ambition of the Landscapes Review when initially published and continue to support the latest responses to the review from government.
15 January 2022

NEW for 2022! National Park Ranger-led Walks
National Park Rangers are welcoming walkers to their new programme of guided walks.
20 January 2022

Partial closures to car parking at Stanage - 21-25 February
To allow helicopter operations to take place and assist conservation and habitat works in nearby upland areas, some car parks at Stanage will be affected next week.
18 February 2022

Bumper year for voles sees breeding short-eared owl numbers double in latest Peak District bird of prey report
The Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative has published its 2021 breeding season report.
2 March 2022

National Park Authority and Derbyshire Constabulary in new agreement to tackle rural issues in the Peak District
The two organisations will work together to ‘support a safe home and welcoming place for people and wildlife in the Peak District National Park’
2 March 2022

RIP Tony Hams OBE, former Peak District National Park Authority chair
We were saddened to hear the news of the death of Tony Hams OBE, who was a former Chair of the National Park Authority.
9 March 2022

Visitors can enjoy greener day out to the Peak District as seasonal bus service returns
Peak District visitors can once again enjoy some of the National Park's most spectacular views and attractions while leaving the car at home as the Hope Valley Explorer seasonal bus route returns for a third year.
10 May 2022

Statement: Hen harrier disappearance in the Peak District
Responding to reports of the failure of two hen harrier nests following the disappearance of male hen harriers thought to be supporting the nests in the area.
16 May 2022

Peak District National Park secures funding through The Alan Turing Institute
The Peak District National Park Authority and Foundation are among ten organisations to gain funding through The Alan Turing Institute to tackle environmental issues.
8 June 2022

New chief executive Phil Mulligan to join National Park Authority from September
The Peak District National Park Authority has confirmed that Phil Mulligan has been appointed as its new chief executive, taking on the role from early September 2022.
14 June 2022

South West Peak Landscape Partnership celebrates successes
The South West Peak Landscape Partnership has reached the end of its five year programme and has celebrated its successes with staff, volunteers, and partner organisations at an event in Warslow, on 25 June.
30 June 2022

Peak District National Park Authority re-elects Andrew McCloy as chair
Cllr McCloy, a Parish Member from Youlgrave, was re-appointed to the role in a vote during the Authority’s Annual General Meeting on Friday 1 July. James Berresford was re-appointed as deputy chair of the Authority.
5 July 2022

Peak District project will put down roots for landmark woodland legacy
The Peak District National Park Authority and the Woodland Trust have agreed a landmark collaboration to help increase native woodland in the National Park.
15 July 2022

Fire risk closure to Access Land - Extreme Red Heat Warning
The risk of fires breaking out on the Peak District Moors has now reached a critical level, unseen for many years. As a result of this, public access has been suspended from all Access Land until this exceptional risk has reduced.
18 July 2022

Taking a new track – Millers Dale Goods Shed on the Monsal Trail re-opens after major renovation
Former Midland Railway staff and their families joined national park teams and volunteers to officially open the renovated Millers Dale Goods Shed on the Monsal Trail.
22 July 2022

Planting wildflowers is helping nature and boosting well-being in Hartington
Hartington residents have installed planters filled with long-lasting, bee-friendly plants and created seven wildlife areas with support from the Peak District National Park Authority.
27 July 2022

International Bog Day – Moor Reasons to be Cheerful
As the world recognises the vital environmental importance of peat bogs on International Bog Day (24th July), the South Pennines-based Moors for the Future Partnership will be celebrating its own bog restoration success story as its flagship project MoorLIFE 2020 comes to an end this year.
27 July 2022

Secrets of historic Peak District hall are revealed in new augmented reality app
A historic Peak District family home is now brought back to life in a new augmented reality (AR) app.
27 July 2022

National Park planners are highly commended in RTPI awards
The work of Peak District National Park planners in achieving a high quality affordable housing scheme in a protected area has been recognised in the Royal Town Planning Institute’s East Midlands awards.
11 August 2022

National Park Rangers guide the way for walkers with dementia
People with dementia and their carers are invited to take part in the Derbyshire Dales Walking Festival (September 19 to 25) with three walks designed specifically to meet their needs.
24 August 2022

Statement from the Peak District National Park Authority on the passing of our late Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II
On behalf of the Peak District National Park Authority, our members, staff teams and volunteers we extend our sincere condolences to the Royal Family following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty the Queen.
8 September 2022

Monitoring complex vegetation communities from the air
Is it possible to monitor changes to blanket bog vegetation using remote sensing imagery? This was the question posed in 2017 by Moors for the Future Partnership (MFFP) as part of MoorLIFE 2020, a project funded by EU LIFE, to restore huge swathes of degraded blanket bog moorland in the Peak District and South Pennines.
30 September 2022

National Park Authority consultation opens on changes to car park charging
A consultation has opened this week on proposed changes to car parks owned and operated by the Peak District National Park Authority.
19 October 2022

Derbyshire fossil study reveals insights into Peak District’s 12 million year-old climatic past
A decade-long study into unique rocks near a Derbyshire village has been uncovering the secrets of what the county and the Peak District might have looked like under a much warmer and wetter past.
24 October 2022

Ground-breaking national Generation Green project exceeds projected reach
The ground-breaking £2.5million Generation Green project launched during the pandemic, has exceeded expectations, reaching more than 115,000 young people and children in just 16 months.
28 October 2022

RIP Michael Dower, former National Park Officer for the Peak District National Park
We were saddened to hear news of the death of Michael Dower, who was a former National Park Officer for the Peak District National Park.
14 November 2022

Tissington Trail winter closures for tree felling work for ash dieback management
Sections of the Tissington Trail between Mapleton and Alsop-en-le-Dale will be closed during December 2022 to February 2023 as the National Park Authority undertakes tree felling operations for ash dieback.
24 November 2022

Funding success for the Great North Bog
£6.9 million in grants awarded for peatland restoration across Northern England.
2 December 2022

National Parks England, Letter to the Times (07 December 2022)
Today (07 December 2022), as COP15 gets underway, the Chairs of National Parks in England have set out in a letter to The Times the impact of funding cuts on the fight for climate and nature:
7 December 2022

National Parks minister sees farming projects in action during Peak District visit
Trudy Harrison, Minister for Natural Environment and Land Use, met with Peak District farmers, local MP Sarah Dines and senior staff from the National Park Authority during a visit to the White Peak, in Derbyshire.
21 December 2022

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