Running an organised event

Do you need guidance and support to run an event in the Peak District National Park?

If so, we’re happy to help!

Running an event in the National Park can be more complex than in other areas, as it is a protected landscape. But it is also a fantastic setting, offering spectacular views, iconic wildlife, fascinating archaeology and beautiful moorland villages.

On these pages you will find guidance  and a notification system  for organised events. The notification system will allow you to contact several landowners and other relevant organisations, such as Natural England, by submitting the e-form. This system enables the increasing number of events to be monitored. Dates are compiled on one central calendar, preventing clashes.

A well-planned event can provide adventure and enjoyment for those taking part and reduce the risk of damage to landscape and disruption to visitors, residents and businesses.

An increasing number of organised large events by charities and commercial organisations increases the pressure on this fragile environment and we appreciate your help in working to mitigate this.

When you use the Events Notification System:

  • you will be acknowledged as a Peak District National Park event-friendly organisation;
  • we will post your event on our organised events calendar, with a link to your event website;
  • we will highlight through local media, our website and social media how donations raised from events have been spent.

There is an administration charge to cover our costs and we suggest that you might like to consider a £2 donation per participant to support the ongoing protection and care of the area. In return, when all necessary permissions are granted, your event will appear on our organised events calendar.

February 2019 update

The online event notification form is currently offline whilst we investigate a technical issue.

If you need to register an event in the meantime, please download, complete and email or post this event notification form (270KB) or contact

What is an organised event?

A large scale event in the National Park may be defined by a number of criteria, but for the purposes of our notification procedure these are:

  • the event is organised for commercial benefit (profit), including fundraising for registered charities;
  • the event involves 50 or more people;
  • all organised events on the Tissington / High Peak / Monsal Trails.

An 'event' does not include traditional village events or community based fell-races. However, we invite these to be registered through our short cut events notifications procedure so they can be registered on our system and the organised events calendar. If you would like help to decide if your event falls into our notification system please contact our customer support team.

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