Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge

FAQs - Filming

Distinctive, dramatic, diverse

The Peak District National Park has inspired people for centuries – including celebrated authors such as Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte. Today film crews follow in their tracks to either celebrate their work in film or develop new stories and TV dramas for the nation.

From rugged gritstone edges to breathtaking moorland and soft undulating limestone dales, the Peak District National Park offers some of the most varied landscape and atmospheric scenery in the UK.

Although famed for its unrivalled and remote rural splendour, the Peak District is situated at the heart of the UK - close to major road, rail and airport connections, making it easily accessible from London and major conurbations including Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham and Nottingham. Indeed, one third of the UK population lives within an hour's travel of the Peak District.

The region is also known for its charming market towns and traditional buildings.

As a protected area, planning regulations are more stringent within National Parks. This means that there are fewer signs of modern life – such as phone masts, pylons and signage – making the National Park the perfect location for historical productions.

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 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.

You do not need our permission to film on land within the National Park that we don't own. Permissions and fees should be negotiated with the relevant landowner.

Fees for filming on Authority-owned land

Fees vary depending on the type of production. Generally fees are charged for filming days plus any additional time for setting up and dismantling the set.

Fees are also charged for use of Authority staff and equipment during filming.

We will also accompany you on location visits, though staff time is generally charged if the filming does not proceed.

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.



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