Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge

Wild side

Wild side

Celebrate open access and walk on the wild side to explore the spirit of the uplands and the passion of the Peak District.

The freedom to roam brought large parts of the Peak District’s wilder landscape within reach of walkers, climbers, runners and wildlife enthusiasts, allowing visitors to wander at will without Wild sidekeeping to public paths and opening up a new world to be explored inside Britain’s first national park.

Passing through vast open areas of wild landscape knowing that at any point it is possible to head off on foot to discover these areas is liberating. The lure of the moors and wild heights is an inspiration to many.

Access to this precious heritage has been hard-won and needs protecting now and in the future. We do this by working with all those who enjoy and care for our wilder areas.


Anniversary gates

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the right to roam in the 70th year of the National Park, we are improving access and accessibility to our uplands to help all to explore, understand and connect with the Peak District’s inspiring landscape.


You can make a real difference and help us to improve access by giving a donation to the Access Fund

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