Running an organised event


Thank you for visiting our guidance on running organised events. The existing events notification system is currently being simplified and replaced by:

  • Simpler guidance for event organisers
  • A voluntary code-of-conduct for event organisers
  • A calendar of events where organisers who have signed the code of conduct can display their events free of charge

We hope this new guidance will be available in October and the calendar by the end of the year. Until then please continue to follow the existing procedure for organised events. We advise that you begin this process 6 months before a planned event date.

Please note: As part of our current system we only contact the following landowners:

  • The National Trust
  • Severn Trent Water Authority
  • Forestry Commission
  • United Utilities
  • Yorkshire Water
  • Moscar Estate
  • Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

It is the responsibility of the event organiser to contact any other landowner as necessary.

Running an 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. So do please read our guidance page and ensure you have covered everything on the events check list.

The notification system enables the increasing number of events to be monitored. Dates are compiled on one central calendar, preventing clashes. The notification system will allow you to contact several landowners and other relevant organisations. However not all landowners are part of this system, so you will need to check you have all permissions needed.

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.

Online form

By submitting this form you are agreeing to your details being passed to major landowners' participating in this scheme to notify them of events taking place in their areas.

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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