Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge

FAQs - Filming, locations and production

Distinctive, dramatic, diverse - a location manager's guide

Opportunities available within our estate(s)

  • International feature, streaming and domestic filming locations (landscape, properties, b-unit)
  • Commercial advertising - film and stills photography
  • Unit-base opportunities
  • Ground support
  • Advice and information (initial queries FOC)*

With some of the most breathtaking landscapes in northern England, striking industrial and cultural heritage, and easy access to a range of city and media hubs, the Peak District National Park is the ideal location choice.

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Why Peak District?

  • Set in the heart of the country; within an hour by road from Manchester (& Media City), Leeds, Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham. Alongside international airport links.
  • Easily accessible locations, often with good unit base opportunities, minimising production and talent travel times
  • A striking juxtaposition of landscapes; brooding northern uplands and rocky outcrops, changing to rolling lowland countryside and villages in less than an hour by vehicle.
  • A myriad of industrial heritage hinting at a bustling past; former rail stations and tunnel networks now reclaimed by nature, towering limekilns and mining, to small halls and homes.

Our previous client or agency support list includes: BBC, BBC Bitesize, Channel 4, Channel 5, Discovery, Sky Arts, Google, BMW, Next Clothing, New Look Clothing, Barbour, DHL, McVitie's, Banijay, Wall 2 Wall and many others...

*Please note: We are only able to advise in detail on our own landholdings and we cannot liaise on behalf of third party landowners.

Filming on Stanage EdgeFilming in the National Park

At the Peak District National Park Authority, it's our job to help care for the National Park – 1,400 sq km (555 of beautiful landscape.

It is a special place and the revenue generated from filming is used towards restoration and conservation work, which is key to the future of the National Park.

The Peak District National Park Authority owns around 5% of National Park land, including spectacular estates, properties and historical tracks and pathways, which can be used for filming. We also own a number of car parks, which are handy for many of the popular filming locations.

Fees for filming on Authority-owned land

Please note the following commonly requested Peak District locations are not managed by the National Park Authority:

  • Derwent / Howden / Ladybower reservior(s): Severn Trent (
  • Derwent Dam: Severn Trent
  • Bamford Edge: (private) c/o BH Sporting
  • Mam Tor / Winnats Pass: National Trust
  • All highways permissions are care of the relevant County Council

Commercial fees are usually payable for access to film on our land and at our properties, with exceptions including content directly involving our staff and teams (e.g. documentary), most educational content and selected tourism content. We are generally unable to support student or low-budget productions due to the high volume of enquiries we receive.

Rates are provided on enquiry with hourly, daily and extended use terms available. Additional fees may be chargeable for the use of equipment or staff resources.

Recce visits are usually available at no charge and all approvals and licences are subject to the provision of a completed Filming Application and any required supporting documents such as Public Liability Insurance.

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements or if you need more information about filming on land owned by the Peak District National Park Authority.

Drone Use: Please be aware that the sensitive nature of habitats and wildlife at some of our landholdings means that drone use is often not permitted during the summer period.


Commercial filming

Contact the Communications Team on 01629 816293 or email: or

We are pleased to be part of Creative England's Filming in England Partnership.

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