Tag Archives: Peak District National Park

VisitEngland encourages Britons to get cycling

VisitEngland is encouraging viewers inspired by Bradley Wiggins’ cycling heroics to get on their bikes and experience the Peak District National Park. If only Wiggins was a walker! VisitEngland’s chairman and chief executive, among others, recently cycled through the Peak … Continue reading

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Sign up for challenge

DJS-Events are inviting cyclists from the Dales to get pedalling and enter the Peak District Challenge Bike Ride. In its debut year, the ride has an eight, 16 or 30-mile circular route, starting at Carsington Water, on Saturday, October 6. The 30-mile … 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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National park in heritage-crime crackdown

The Peak District National Park has joined a countrywide drive to crack down on heritage crime. The Peak District National Park Authority will target thieves and vandals who target precious ancient monuments and property owners who flout conservation rules. The … Continue reading

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Peak Park planning consultation

A CONSULTATION has begun that could affect the way planning decisions are made in the national park. Ashbourne residents are being asked for their views on proposed new planning policies for sustainable buildings and renewable energy in the Peak District National … Continue reading

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Village eco homes given thumbs up

A PAIR of ‘super green’ houses have been given the nod by Peak planning bosses. The two new houses will be built into the side of Bradford Dale on the edge of Youlgrave, much to eco campaigners’ delight. Peak District National … Continue reading

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Campiagn to stop 4 x 4s and trail bikers

DEFIANT campaigners determined to protect a Peak District countryside route from 4×4 off-roaders are urging council chiefs to reconsider their decision to formally allow motorists to use it.   Friends of the Peak District (FPD) revealed Derbyshire County Council has … Continue reading

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Peak District Farmer and a ditch too far

A farmer has been ordered to pay financial penalties totalling £18,710 and to carry out restoration work at his own expense, after admitting to carrying out un-authorised activities in an area legally protected for its rare geological features and upland … Continue reading

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Nooo cheese factory development

Proposals to redevelop a former cheese factory site at Hartington have been unanimously turned down by the Peak District National Park planning committee. The scheme from developers Cathelco of Chesterfield included 39 houses – 33 three-to-five-bedroomed houses for the open market … Continue reading

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Caravan Wars

Plans to extend a Camping and Caravanning Club site in Derbyshire are up in the air after the local parish council objected to the extension. The Bakewell site in Hopping Lane, Youlgrave lies in the Peak District National Park and had applied … Continue reading

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