Applications invited for new members of the Peak District National Park Authority
Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) is inviting applications from individuals to join the Peak District National Park Authority, as Secretary of State members
18 April 2019
National Park visitors urged to ‘take it home’ as litter and rubbish collection costs hit £37,000 per year
National Park rangers are asking visitors to think twice before leaving litter in the Peak District, as figures estimate more than 60 tonnes of rubbish a year is being removed from some of the most popular locations.
17 April 2019
Lorna’s epic Pedalling the Parks for #70kfor70 starts on Saturday
This Saturday (13 April) sees intrepid Lorna Fisher pedal off on her epic 1658-mile cycle ride – taking in all 15 UK national parks in just two weeks.
11 April 2019
Trail improvements to take place at Fernilee Reservoir
Soon, visitors to the beautiful Fernilee reservoir in the Goyt Valley will be able to enjoy improved access to the peaceful waterside trail on the east side of the reservoir.
11 April 2019
School-age people are invited to take environmental action in Buxton
Young people aged 13 to 18 years, who want to take part in active conservation and learn more about the wildlife in the Buxton area are invited to become Junior Rangers.
10 April 2019
Discover National Parks fortnight kicks off this weekend
This Saturday (6 April) marks the start of Discover National Parks Fortnight – a two-week celebration across the UK with events and experiences running throughout the Easter holidays to inspire people of all ages and interests to go outside and explore and learn more about these special places.
5 April 2019
Prosecution after alterations harm historic character of Grade II listed building in Peak District National Park
A married couple and a joiner have been prosecuted by the Peak District National Park Authority after making unauthorised alterations to a building dating back to the 17th century. Christopher and Sarah Gillott, of Hurds Hollow, Matlock, pleaded guilty at Chesterfield Magistrates Court to five charges relating to their former home, The Lodge - a Grade II listed building within the conservation area of Winster. Joiner Simon Mcloughlin, of Greenhill, Wirksworth, also admitted five charges.
2 April 2019
Cycle of success
The Peak District is now more cycle-friendly than ever after two years of work with local businesses to raise awareness of how to boost cycling tourism. Since December 2016, the Pedal Peak for Business project (led by the Peak District National Park and supported by Derbyshire Dales District Council and Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire) has been helping businesses to welcome cyclists, developing a cycle tourism toolkit to identify cyclists’ needs and attract the cycling market.
27 March 2019
Upstream Thinking for Cleaner Water
A significant funding boost to the Upper Dove area will help deliver improved water quality.
27 March 2019
New single car parking permit for Peak District National Park - enforcement aims to reduce misuse of spaces
A system of varied car parking permits for Peak District National Park Authority-owned pay and display car parks has now been replaced by a single, £40 annual permit. The new permit coincides with pay and display enforcement, which will take place from 8th April.
26 March 2019
Pedalling the Parks – Peak District manager tackles epic 1600-mile cycle ride across the UK’s most treasured landscapes
Intrepid Lorna Fisher is gearing up for an epic 1658-mile cycle ride – taking in all 15 UK national parks in just two weeks.
14 March 2019
England’s National Parks receive ‘Outstanding Contribution’ award by VisitEngland at London ceremony
A tourism programme aimed at telling the stories of England’s National Parks to new international audiences has received one of the country’s top tourism accolades.
13 March 2019
National Park urges care over wild fires following major blaze
The Peak District National Park is asking visitors to be ‘fire aware’ after a period of unseasonably warm weather, and recent wild fires.
27 February 2019
Cultural Heritage Spring Lecture Series brought to you by the South West Peak Landscape Partnership
What better way to spend an evening than learning about fire, foxholes, bullets and barrows? Or how about hearing tales of Anglo Saxons in the Staffordshire Moorlands? You can learn about these topics - and many others - during a spring lecture series on cultural heritage, from renowned speakers, at Buxton’s Devonshire Dome. Tickets cost £5 and all proceeds go towards South West Peak Landscape Partnership’s Small Heritage Adoption and Barns & Buildings projects.
26 February 2019
Calling Junior Rangers!
Exciting new opportunities are beckoning for young people keen to look after the Peak District National Park by becoming junior rangers. We are looking for young people, aged between 11 and 18, to join groups at Marsh Farm near Tittesworth Reservoir, Longdendale near Glossop and our new group at Langsett, South Yorkshire. We also have groups at Millers Dale and Edale.
13 February 2019
Miles without Stiles – the easy way to enjoy the Peak District National Park
The Peak District National Park’s most accessible routes are highlighted in a new book, Miles without Stiles. The guide introduces 20 routes, showcasing some of the Peak District’s finest landscapes. It contains clear maps and descriptions along with striking photography.
11 February 2019
Happy trails – half a million visits to Peak District routes
Trails providing a range of opportunities in the Peak District National Park are playing host to more than half a million visits each year from walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Data revealed by the National Park Authority recorded 519,000 visits across key routes including the Monsal Trail, Tissington, Manifold and High Peak trails.
7 January 2019
Statement from Chief Executive, Sarah Fowler: Peak District Bird of Prey Report 2018
This most recent report from the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative highlights the steps forward, and some of the challenges that remain for raptors in the Peak District.
18 December 2018
Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative highlights mixed fortunes for birds of prey in the National Park
Breeding success for several species of birds of prey, with reported incidents concerning a number of other raptor species within the National Park.
18 December 2018
Recognition for volunteer ranger’s 40 years of service
A volunteer ranger has received recognition for 40 years of service to the Peak District National Park.
14 December 2018
New recycled surface for Tissington Trail during winter closure
A 1.4 mile section of the Tissington Trail will be closed temporarily from 7 January 2019, to allow surfacing and improvement works to take place.
30 November 2018
Horse power boosts path repair project in the Peak District National Park
Horse riders have secured a £7500 award towards the cost of path repairs to the Cut Gate bridleway in the Peak District National Park. Peak Horsepower Equestrian Access Group, which works to extend and improve the bridleway network in the National Park, secured the money through the British Horse Society's Paths for Communities Fund.
28 November 2018
UK award highlights Peak District National Park young volunteer’s campaign to curb countryside litter
A teenage volunteer in the Peak District National Park hopes to inspire other youngsters to look after the countryside, after scooping a national award.
26 November 2018
‘Fantastic ambition and conservation’ hailed in the new National Park Planning Awards
Winners of the Peak District National Park Authority’s inaugural Planning Awards have been announced at a special ceremony (November 21) at Thornbridge Hall.
22 November 2018
Peak District National Park scoops accessibility award for Miles without Stiles
A Peak District National Park initiative to help people with limited mobility to enjoy the countryside has been honoured by Accessible Derbyshire. Miles without Stiles – which creates and promotes easy to use routes – was named Large Project of the Year in the Accessible Derbyshire Awards, held at Chatsworth.
13 November 2018
£100k cycle tourism grant boost to dozens of Peak District businesses
Pedal Peak for Business, a joint project by the Peak District National Park Authority and Derbyshire Dales District Council, has offered grants totalling £104,000 to nearly 50 local businesses since launching in 2017.
8 November 2018
Peak District volunteers shortlisted for UK National Parks Awards
Volunteers working in the Peak District National Park are in the running for national awards.
7 November 2018
Green Light for Great Hucklow and Foolow Neighbourhood Area
The Peak District National Park Authority has designated a new Neighbourhood Area – an important first step in local communities influencing the planning of the area in which they live and work – for the adjacent parishes of Great Hucklow and Foolow.
31 October 2018
Multi-user campaign to repair a Peak District route wins 30,000 Euros prize
The Cut Gate bridleway repair project in the Peak District National Park has been awarded a grant of 30,000 Euros from the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA).
25 October 2018
Falling for it: the Peak District National Park in autumn
Make the most of nature’s spectacular colours in the Peak District National Park this autumn.
19 October 2018
Full steam ahead to conserve Peak District moors for years to come
In the deep underbelly of vast, open moors in the heart of the Peak District National Park, an underground passageway connecting countryside with city is steaming by a notable anniversary this year.
18 October 2018
Peak District ‘Bog of Doom’ route repair project needs your vote to win 30,000 Euros
A bridleway repair project led by the Peak District National Park Authority has been shortlisted for possible funding from the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA).
8 October 2018
Cultural heritage expert appointed to the Peak District National Park Authority
Mr Ken Smith has been appointed a member of the Peak District National Park Authority by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
5 October 2018
Nominate best new buildings in the Peak District National Park
The Peak District National Park Authority is calling for nominations to its new Planning Awards.
21 September 2018
Call for charity trustees for new Peak District National Park Trust
The Peak District National Park Trust is looking for people who are passionate about fundraising to help look after the UK’s first national park.
19 September 2018
£150,000 Crowdfunding drive: BMC launches the biggest phase of Mend Our Mountains
Today marks the launch of an enormous crowdfunding drive for Britain’s hills and mountains. It is part of Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million, a campaign partnership between the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) and the UK’s family of fifteen National Parks, which seeks to repair the areas of our treasured landscapes that have been most seriously blighted by erosion.
11 September 2018
Mountain bikers to pedal Peak District National Park boundary to raise cash for route repairs
Two members of staff from the Peak District National Park Authority are to cycle 340km to raise money to repair a popular mountain bike route.
5 September 2018
Young, wild and free: new youth group for local teens to experience Peak District National Park
A brand new Peak District junior ranger group is set to give local young people the opportunity to learn vital conservation skills in the heart of the UK’s first National Park.
31 August 2018
Raising a glass to Mend Our Mountains
A new beer will be launched this weekend in support of a Peak District National Park fundraising project.
29 August 2018
West Yorkshire Lane Riders, Yorkshire Air Ambulance fundraising ride
The West Yorkshire Lane Riders group will be undertaking a 100 mile fundraising motorcycle ride on 8 September 2018. This includes off-road, unsurfaced routes, sometimes known as ‘green lanes’ within the Peak District National Park.
23 August 2018
Nominate Your Local Heroes in the National Parks UK Awards
UK National Parks are calling for nominations to the Volunteer Awards 2018.
9 August 2018
Renovation scheme brings new lease of life to Millers Dale station building
A historic former railway building is to be granted a new lease of life through a renovation scheme led by the Peak District National Park Authority.
7 August 2018
Donations boost for Peak District National Park Mend Our Mountains campaign
Plans to repair two of the Peak District National Park’s most iconic routes have received a boost from generous donations.
31 July 2018
A toilet on a Peak District hilltop lifts the lid on accessible facilities
A toilet has been carried to one of the highest points in the Peak District National Park to raise awareness about accessible facilities.
20 July 2018
Wildfire fund launched in Peak District National Park
A wildfire fund has been launched in the Peak District National Park following a spate of moorland fires.
19 July 2018
New roles on the Peak District National Park Authority
Andrew McCloy has been elected chair of the Peak District National Park Authority. A Peak District resident for 20 years, Cllr McCloy is a member of Youlgrave Parish Council. He was elected to the Authority in 2011 and re-elected in 2015, holding a number of key roles including, for the last four years, that of chair for the Audit, Resources and Performance Committee.
6 July 2018
Cash award for National Park projects
Projects to protect or enhance the Peak District National Park have the chance to win a £2000 grant to help their work.
5 July 2018
Access for all as the Peak District celebrates National Parks Week
Some of the Peak District National Park’s most accessible walking paths, cycling routes and even boat trips are waiting to be discovered during National Parks Week.
5 July 2018
Peak District National Park statement on the Manchester/Birmingham Lights Festivals on 28 July 2018
The event involves the construction and release of an unspecified number of ‘sky lanterns’ also known as Chinese Lanterns. The lanterns consist of a bamboo frame, paper-based balloon and a short-term fuel source. The lanterns are released into the sky whilst alight.
3 July 2018
Operation FireWatch underway in the Peak District National Park
The Peak District National Park Authority has implemented Operation FireWatch in collaboration with the Moors for the Future Partnership.
28 June 2018
Tameside moorland wildfire statement
Moorland fires can be devastating to our landscape, putting wildlife and people at risk. Wildfires are especially tragic at this time of year when ground-nesting birds are rearing young, and other creatures can be caught in the flames.
27 June 2018
A retrospective planning permission for a track on Midhope Moor has been refused
Paul Ancell, chair of the Peak District National Park Authority’s planning committee, said: “National Park designation is given to the best and most important landscapes in the UK and Midhope Moor contributes to this quality landscape.
15 June 2018
National Park targets plastics waste and litter with #MyPeakCup campaign
The Peak District National Park is to tackle the issue of single-use plastics litter head-on with a new eco-friendly re-usable coffee cup - the first UK National Park to produce a dedicated alternative to disposable hot drinks cups.
1 June 2018
Peak District National Park planners win prestigious national award
The Peak District National Park Authority has won a national award for excellence in planning from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
25 May 2018
Long serving member retires from the Peak District National Park Authority
Councillor Judith Twigg has retired as a member from the Peak District National Park Authority after 24 years in the role.
25 May 2018
Hill walkers light the way on the Great Ridge for Mend Our Mountains appeal
Hill walkers wearing head torches have taken part in a special event this week that lit up the Hope Valley skyline along the Great Ridge in the Peak District National Park.
24 May 2018
Tarmac Volunteers clearing the way for summer Peak District route
Summer walkers in one area south of Bakewell will now enjoy a clearer pathway, thanks to a day of action from a group of volunteers from Tarmac’s Tunstead site. The group joined forces with new Peak District National Park Project Assistant, Harriet Saltis to tackle overgrown brambles and hedgerows on the path near Alport, alongside Shining Bank Quarry.
23 May 2018
£7m Government grant allows new moorland conservation work to get underway
A new injection of Government cash will help support the restoration of England’s iconic peatlands.
15 May 2018
New Peak District cycle jersey celebrates National Park’s iconic routes
Visitors to the Peak District National Park on two wheels can now share their passion for the area thanks to a newly designed cycle jersey – with proceeds going towards the National Park’s conservation and protection.
10 May 2018
Taking positive steps towards Summer!
Peak District National Park Rangers have teamed up with Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Walking for Health scheme to provide new opportunities for people to enjoy the UK’s original National Park.
3 May 2018
Applications open in Peak District National Park for tourism providers to join world-class bookable tourism offer
Tourism providers in and around the Peak District National Park are being invited to apply to be a part of The English National Park Experience Collection - a collection of unique experiences which tell the story of our National Parks and the people who look after them, to international audiences.
30 April 2018
Pupils get to work in the Peak District National Park
Pupils enjoyed a taste of working life when they spent a busy day serving visitors in the Peak District National Park.
25 April 2018
Businesses in Peak District National Park to benefit from international tourism workshop
Tourism providers in and around the Peak District National Park are invited to attend a free information workshop to learn about a new international tourism programme.
19 April 2018
Commonwealth tour sees minister from Down Under share Peak District National Park experiences
Australian minister, the Hon Rick Colless, learned about partnership working in the Peak District National Park during a study tour of the UK.
18 April 2018
Affordable homes approved for Bakewell by Peak District National Park Authority
The Peak District National Park Authority has approved plans for 30 new affordable homes to be built in Bakewell.
13 April 2018
Ramblers present £10,000 to Great Ridge campaign
Generous ramblers have given a £10,000 boost to a Peak District National Park fundraising campaign.
10 April 2018
Peak District National Park to share in £2 million pilot scheme to restore historic farm buildings
The Peak District National Park is taking part in a £2 million pilot scheme to help farmers and land managers to restore historic farm buildings.
29 March 2018
Stepping out to Mend Our Mountains
Intrepid walkers braved the rain to explore the Peak District National Park’s iconic Great Ridge – and launch the next phase of a major fundraising campaign.
15 March 2018
Dog owners asked to keep pets under close control in countryside
Dog owners are urged to keep their pets on short leads to protect wildlife in the Peak District National Park.
15 March 2018
Last chance to have your say to help shape the Peak District National Park
People who care about the Peak District National Park and how it is managed are being asked to take part in the final round of public consultation on the National Park Management Plan 2018-2023.
7 March 2018
New strategy to improve sport and recreation across the Dales
Derbyshire Dales District Council has adopted a new strategy setting out the supply and demand requirements for indoor sports facilities, playing pitches and open space.
15 February 2018
Book now to boost your visitor economy business
Businesses can learn how to make the most of the cycling economy in two Pedal Peak workshops.
7 February 2018
Peak District walks among Britain’s best-loved routes
The Peak District’s iconic Mam Tor has been named as one of the country’s favourite places to explore.
31 January 2018
Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative
Statement on the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative
25 January 2018
Wildlife crime allegations on Peak District National Park Authority land
The Peak District National Park Authority's response to social media posts by the Hunt Investigations Team.
9 January 2018