Tag Archives: Travel and Tourism

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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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 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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Lights…Camera…Action!

JOURNALISTS serving markets across the globe – including Germany, China, Japan, Canada and the USA – have been busy discovering why the Peak District is such a superstar in the high-profile world of film and television. Read more: http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/local/peak-district-s-proud-movie-legacy-1-4856061 Chris … 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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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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Peak District Campaigner gets Award

Congratulations to Julia Bradbury, president of Friends of the Peak District who has won the People’s Campaigner Award National Trust’s Octavia Hill Awards. The prize celebrates a person in the public spotlight who has championed an issue or cause. The local … Continue reading

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