Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge


Peak District millstones on hillside near Stanage

There are many opportunities for recreational access in the Peak District National Park ranging from:

Looking after access

We look after access land and help the Highway Authorities to manage and improve the public rights of way network. We aim to provide access for all through Miles without Stiles. We support the Local Access Forum as the statutory adviser on access and recreation.


The Authority:

  • for enquiries about access and restrictions on open access land
  • for enquiries about managing access
  • for diversions linked to applications for planning permission
  • if you would like to support the creation or improvement of access
  • if you would like to discuss replacing your stiles with gates

The Highway Authorities:

  • for enquiries about the legal status of public rights of way
  • to report problems with condition or signage
  • to report an obstruction
  • for any works that you intend to carry out on public rights of way

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