Living & working


The national park is home to 38,000 residents who are spread across towns, villages, hamlets and dispersed rural settlements.

The economy of the national park is predominantly made up of farming, land management, manufacturing, accommodation and retail. Businesses in the national park are typically small, with 75% employing fewer than five people. Many farms in the Peak District are now diversifying from traditional farming in order to survive.



If you are a farmer or land manager, you can access a range of services from our dedicated team.

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Business support

We can support your business through network events and one-to-one support and advice.

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Your community

The Peak District Biodiversity Partnership is working together with you towards a healthy future for our wildlife.

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