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Events and activities affected by the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II - 1926-2022

Last updated: 13 September 2022

The Peak District National Park Authority joins others around the nation in sharing our profound sadness following the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Facility closures on Monday 19 September: State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II

In recognition of the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II on Monday September 19, and to give our colleagues the opportunity to pay their respects, a number of our facilities will close including:

  • Offices including our Aldern House HQ
  • Visitor Centres and associated food & drink outlets at Millers Dale, Parsley Hay, Mapleton and Castleton
  • Bike Hire Centres (pre-booked customers will be contacted)

Our campsite and self-catering accommodation will remain open along with all car parks and public toilets.

All locations will re-open on Tuesday 20 September.


Information regarding our operations during the period of national mourning

  • Our Aldern House HQ and customer contact centre remain open under normal operating hours (please see above regarding closures on Monday 19 September).
  • Our visitor, bike hire and accommodation facilities remain open to support safe and responsible visiting to the National Park (please see above regarding closures on Monday 19 September).
  • Guided walks and volunteer events will continue as planned and participants will be contacted with as much notice as possible regarding any upcoming event cancellations or postponements. Usual cancellation policies continue to apply.
  • The scheduled planning committee meeting of 9 September has been cancelled and no further meetings involving Members of the Authority will take place until 30 September.
  • The Heritage Open Day at North Lees Hall led by the Stanage Forum and the Stanage North Lees Heritage Action Group on Saturday 17 September will go ahead, with an area of reflection available at the Hall.
  • Flags on Authority properties will be set in accordance to formal protocols and a copy of our statement is available at all of our facilities.
  • A book of condolence is available at Derbyshire County Hall (Matlock) and 15 additional libraries in Derbyshire. Floral tributes may also be laid at County Hall. The public are also encouraged to contribute to the online book of condolence. Please be aware there are no facilities to pay respects at our Aldern House head office or visitor facilities and we encourage the use of the above opportunities.

Please note we can only provide information on events hosted by the National Park Authority. If you are concerned about additional events based within the Peak District please contact the event host or provider.

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