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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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Reservoir history walk

The Peak District National Park authority’s rangers are inviting people to put on their walking boots and accompany them on the Dam Builders and Dam Busters guided tour. It will take place on Saturday September 23rd and will cover four miles around the … Continue reading

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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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Bakewell Show a huge success

More than 65,000 visitors flocked to the popular Peak District event in two days to enjoy a mix of rural attractions and family-themed delights. Many agricultural events – including the Great Yorkshire Show – have been called off as a result of … 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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Fun day to raise awareness of nature reserves

FAMILY fun is on the menu during a nature reserve open day. Part of the ‘Stepping Stones to Nature’ project, the event aims to raise awareness of Cecilly Brook and Hales Hall Pool and advertise volunteer opportunities at the sites. The … 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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Cornwall wins Countryfile award

Cornwall has been named ‘favourite British holiday location’ by the readers of Countryfile Magazine. The Duchy was voted ahead of the Peak District and Lake District in the 2012 Countryfile Magazine Awards, while the Cornish Pasty came second in the ‘favourite regional … Continue reading

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