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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

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

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

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

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

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
The latest information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to the Peak District National Park.
17 March 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

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

Breeding Birds Surveys – Peak District moorlands, update
The following statement has been released by Moors for the Future Partnership and Natural England, following the publication of bird surveys in October 2019:
20 December 2019

Volunteers brave the elements to plant sphagnum moss
A major planting project in the Staffordshire Moorlands will help to improve water quality and create more species-rich moors. Staff and volunteers from the South West Peak Landscape Partnership took part in a week-long sphagnum moss planting project.
16 December 2019

First projects receive funding through new Peak District National Park Foundation
Wildlife, hedgerow conservation and hydro electricity projects are the first to benefit from funds through the new Peak District National Park Foundation. Grants have been awarded through the Foundation’s #70kfor70 campaign, which launched during National Parks Week in April.
9 December 2019

New National Park ‘Ambassador’ centres are bringing the story of the Peak District to life for the region’s young people
A range of outdoor activity, education and residential centres from around the region have become Peak District National Park ‘Ambassador Centres’.
5 December 2019

Peak District is breath of fresh air for refugees and asylum seekers
Refugees and asylum seekers pulled on their wellies to enjoy their first experience of the Peak District National Park. The visit was organised by Peak District National Park ranger Sally Wheal and colleagues Rob Kenning and Pete Bush, along with Derby-based charity Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity (DRS).
4 December 2019

Awards for green Peak District businesses
Businesses which support their local community, economy and environment were honoured at a Peak District awards ceremony and networking event. Six new Environmental Quality Mark awards were presented to Peak District businesses which support and play an active role in their local economy, work to reduce their environmental impact and help to celebrate, conserve and enhance the Peak District National Park.
26 November 2019

Repeated break-ins put Dovedale facilities at risk
The Peak District National Park Authority has warned that a spate of break-ins and thefts from its Dovedale public toilets could put the facility at risk of closure. The public toilets, based at the popular car park at Dovedale between Ilam and Thorpe, recently suffered their fourth incident this year.
19 November 2019

Call for young people to be ‘Fairer for Nature’
Young people and adults from Buxton and Fairfield are being offered the opportunity to do something great for their community, the environment and themselves in a new gardening project.
15 November 2019

New archaeology book – Reading the Peak District Landscape
A new book has been launched to help people understand how the Peak District landscape has been shaped over thousands of years by past generations.
15 November 2019

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