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Partnership celebrating 15 years of mending moorland at the heart of the UK

Sunday, 25 February, 2018

A team of organisations that helps beloved landscapes at the heart of the UK is celebrating its 15th anniversary with 15 unique events.

Kindred spirits in Kinder Mountain Rescue Team

By Avril Marsh on Tuesday, 05 December, 2017

Kindred spirits in Kinder Mountain Rescue Team are Amanda Howlett and Alison Aldridge, two of five female hill team volunteers in this 50-strong squad. Their wish ‘to give something back’ means they don’t mind the 24/7, 365 commitment, their love of energetic outdoor sport keeps them at peak fitness, they enjoy the camaraderie and hope their example will encourage more women to join.

Joy at proposal

Sunday, 05 November, 2017

After several years of pressure, Friends of the Peak District joined fellow campaigners, Peak District Green Lanes Alliance and Stoney Middleton Parish Council, to celebrate the decision by Derbyshire County Council to consult on the option of banning off-roaders from Jacob's Ladder, a quiet green lane in Stoney Middleton.

Gamesley Fold Cottage: Home to a springtime splendour of floral paradise

By Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead on Monday, 15 May, 2017

Spring is perhaps the best time to visit the garden at Gamesley Fold Cottage. The vibrant bloom of thriving plant life contrasts dramatically with the emerald vista of the Peak District basking under the warm spring sun, which surrounds this tranquil spot on the outskirts of Glossop.

Kinder Downfall 2017: An inspiring fell race over rugged Kinder Scout terrain

By Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead on Tuesday, 09 May, 2017

At the same time the London Marathon got underway, the High Peak had its own exciting race, the notoriously challenging Kinder Downfall Fell Race.

New lease of life for new-look pub

Sunday, 26 February, 2017

The Roebuck situated in High Peak in the Peak District is experiencing a new lease of life following an investment of more than £164,000 with National Pub Company, Punch.

Hadfield, Padfield and Tintwistle Heritage Society

By Stephen Hampson on Monday, 21 November, 2016

The Peak District has played an important part in the history of the United Kingdom, none more so than the towns of Hadfield and Padfield, both were Anglo Saxon towns called Hetfield and Padefield dating back to around 650AD.

Tunnel Under The Pennines

By Matthew Corrigan on Monday, 29 August, 2016

Could the solution to the Trans-Pennine traffic problem at last be appearing over the horizon as Chancellor Osborne pledges funds to consider the feasibility of a tunnel?

Sixty five years old and looking to the future

By Sheila Armstrong on Tuesday, 16 August, 2016

THE Peak District National Park is 65 years old this year and as well as celebrating its achievements staff are working hard to ensure that in the years to come it continues to remain relevant to the lives of those who use it and live within it.

Peak District author becomes bestseller

By Dianne Boardman on Monday, 09 May, 2016

Peak District author Joanna Cannon began writing a blog to ‘empty my head of all I saw and heard’ during her day working as a psychiatrist on what she calls ‘the fringes of society’. Her blog soon had a huge following, including well-known writers such as Joanne Harris, and she was encouraged to try to write a longer piece. She began a novel she called ‘The Trouble with Goats and Sheep’ - ‘goats’ being people who didn’t fit in with the ‘sheep’ around them. The novel was entered into a competition at the Festival of Literature in 2013 and won. Within the week a book deal followed and she was subsequently named as a ‘Guardian New Face of Fiction’.