Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge

Enjoying heritage sites

From the modest Hob Hurst's House to the striking Nine Ladies and Arbor Low, the Peak District National Park is home to a range of heritage sites stretching back thousands of years.

Help us keep these places special for future generations

Whichever sites you choose to visit, please remember the features at these locations have been in place for millennia, and may not always be visible to the eye. Buried archaeological layers are fragile, and are just as important as the structures we see above the ground. Damage created today, however accidental, could impact on what future visitors are able to experience and enjoy.

Celebrating the summer solstice

Heritage locations can often be a focal point for annual celebrations, so if you choose to visit during these times please be aware:

  • 'Wild camping' is only allowed with landowner permission; there are no heritage sites with approval for camping in the National Park.
  • Fires can cause significant and irreversible damage to heritage locations, so please do not use BBQs or any form of open fire (Public Space Protection Orders may be applicable in some areas).
  • Do not carve or physically alter any heritage features. Many sites are protected by law and it is a criminal offence to damage them.
  • Please take away anything you have brought onto the site – there are no bins or rubbish collections in these areas.
  • Please respect other visitors, local residents and those enjoying our heritage locations.
  • Park in designated areas or bays only, and do not block the highway or access points at any time.

Find out more on what you can and can't do on Access Land

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