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Kinder Scout trespass campaigner gets a plaque

He went down in history as the man who led the mass trespass at Kinder Scout, where hundreds of ramblers claimed their right to roam in the Peak District countryside. But as a blue plaque was unveiled to honour Benny Rothman, … Continue reading

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Peak District launches £600,000 tourism marketing campaign

The Peak District has launched a £600,000 marketing campaign to grow tourism in the area. Visit Peak District and Derbyshire, the area’s tourism bureau, received a share in a £19.8m pot of money from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, which made … Continue reading

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Meynell and Staffordshire hunt in National Trust ban

The National Trust has banned the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt from its land in Derbyshire following a fox-hunting court trial. Hunt master John Greenall, 52, from Wootton, Derbyshire and Glenn Morris, 44, of Tutbury, Staffordshire were found guilty of … Continue reading

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We were right about flooding, says bridge campaign group

CAMPAIGNERS who warned the demolition of a low bridge would lead to flooding say they have been proved  right. Derbyshire County Council decided to knock down the 19th century bridge on the A610 at Sawmills, near Ambergate, after it was repeatedly struck … Continue reading

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Peak District Environmental Quality Mark

Local businesses which show the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark (EQM) have received a boost with VisitEngland, the country’s national tourist board, reaffirming its support for the scheme. In doing so, VisitEngland has made the EQM one of only four sustainable tourism … Continue reading

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Off-roaders bank holiday protest

OFF-ROAD motorcyclists from around the county are set to descend on the Peak District this bank holiday to protest against proposals to ban them from green lanes. The riders intend to head to the trails they would normally ride on Bank … Continue reading

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Warning over toxic Harpur Hill ‘Blue Lagoon’

Hundreds of people are putting themselves at risk by swimming in a polluted lagoon at a disused Derbyshire quarry, councillors have said. Known locally as the Blue Lagoon, the quarry at Harpur Hill, near Buxton, is filled with water with a … Continue reading

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Peak District a better place for walkers

The Peak District National Park has been improved as a place for walking and as a haven for wildlife, due to concerted human action over the past five years. That is the conclusion of a report by the national park authority, which revealed … Continue reading

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Peak District scheme to restore derelict barns

A scheme is helping farmers and landowners to restore derelict barns in the Peak District. The Natural England project, in partnership with the Peak District National Park Authority, is helping bring farm buildings back into use. The scheme aims to … Continue reading

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Secrets of a limestone quarry

Horseshoe Quarry, Derbyshire: I’m standing on what was then the equator, submerged in a shallow sea teeming with brachiopods and crinoids. Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/the-northerner/2012/jul/30/horseshoe-quarry-derbyshire-limestone-secrets?newsfeed=true Chris Sabian is owner of http://www.thedoginn.biz a directory for Dog Friendly Accomodation, Pubs, Beaches & More. Browse … Continue reading

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