Category Archives: peak district view

£5.5m moor restoration

A £5.5 MILLION conservation project is under way in the Peak District to restore pollution-ravaged areas of peat moorland. Work is being carried out by Moors for the Future, a partnership led by the Peak District National Park Authority. Funding … Continue reading

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Volunteer speedwatch a success

POLICE in Hathersage are thanking volunteers for helping to spread the word on road safety. It is after more than 200 letters have been sent out to motorists found speeding through the area during 2011. They were found during Community … Continue reading

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HEAGE Windmill is to open for free

HEAGE Windmill is to open for free as part of National Heritage Weekend. The 200-year-old, Grade II listed six sail windmill – which was restored in 2002 – will open on September 10 and visitors won’t have to pay a … Continue reading

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Derbyshire trail users to be surveyed

PEOPLE using popular trails in the Peak District national park are set to be surveyed on how they think the routes could be improved in the future. A “Trails Saturday” event is being organised by the Peak District National Park Authority on … Continue reading

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World hen racing championship to be held in Derbyshire

A pub in Derbyshire is preparing to host the 20th annual world hen racing championship. The event, held at the Barley Mow in Bonsall, involves birds being released at a start line and encouraged along a track by their human … Continue reading

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Paul Hill Images of the Peak District

Images of a “visual odyssey” by photographer Paul Hill across the Peak District between 1978 and 1990 are on show in London for the first time in 20 years. Peak, Dark Peak, an exhibition of photographs curated by John Ferreira … Continue reading

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Is our heritage facing a crisis?

According to Sir Richard Fitzherbert of Tissington Hall and Estate fame Britain’s heritage system is in crisis. In a new Country Land and Business Association report, titled: “Averting Crisis in Heritage: A CLA Report on Reforming a Crumbling System”  the rural watchdog … Continue reading

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Peak District Website gets thumbs up

TOURIST chiefs in the Peak District have been congratulated by their national colleagues after they built a new website that aims to “bring the National Park to life”. Lady Penelope Cobham, chairman of VisitEngland said Visit Peak District and Derbyshire’s … Continue reading

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European accolade renewed for Peak District National Park

The European Diploma of Protected Areas has been awarded for the 45th year to the Peak District National Park, one of only five areas in the UK to hold the accolade. The Council of Europe has renewed the diploma for 10 … Continue reading

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Welcome to Derbyshire and the Peak District

The Peak district is an area of outstanding natural beauty and bio diversity spreading across Central and Northern England. The Peak district is easily accessible from Manchester, Sheffield and Derby and with excellent rail and road links to these cities … Continue reading

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