What’s it really like to be a National Park Ranger? If you’ve ever wanted to get a taste of what it takes to look after the UK’s first National Park, now’s your chance with the English National Park Experience Collection – right here in the Peak District National Park.
In the 70th anniversary year of the first steps that led to National Parks as we know and love them today, two brand new experiences are ready for you to enjoy – right alongside the people who know the Peak District best.
Our National Park Rangers help to look after the Peak District National Park for everyone. They help and advise visitors and make your visit safe and enjoyable. They work with farmers and landowners to enhance wildlife and biodiversity, they engage with school and youth groups and help to maintain public access to open countryside and our properties. Their role gives National Park Rangers a unique perspective on our countryside at a landscape scale.
These premium experiences will give you an insight into the work our rangers do in caring for Britain’s original National Park. You’ll hear their stories, learn about their role, discover more about the wildlife and cultural heritage, and meet other local people throughout the day.
Funds generated through these experiences are reinvested in caring for the Peak District National Park for future generations to enjoy.
These experiences form part of The English National Park Experience Collection, a new range of bookable experiences across all our National Parks, each telling the stories of our landscapes and their people. The experiences are being promoted to international audiences through Visit Britain (the national tourism agency) and overseas tour operators. The project aims to provide greater connection between visitors and our protected landscapes. Spreading the benefits of international tourism more widely, moving visitors out of London to benefit smaller rural tourism businesses.