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Young, wild and free

Wednesday, 05 September, 2018

A brand new Peak District junior ranger group is set to give local young people the opportunity to learn vital conservation skills in the heart of the UK’s first National Park.

Catching up with Chinley author Mandy Berriman

By Gabrielle Pickard Whitehead on Thursday, 30 August, 2018

When I met up with Mandy Berriman I listened transfixed to her story about becoming a published author and the inspiration for her recently published novel – Home.

Autumn Walking

By Dianne Boardman on Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

The Peak District hills look amazing at this time of year – all glorious purples and pinks as the heathers come into bloom and entice you out for long Indian Summer walks while there is still chance. Unfortunately sheep ticks also love this weather and they love heather and the ferns and long grasses. This is now a nationwide problem especially in late summer and autumn so you should take a few precautions such as long trousers and carrying a pair of tweezers or special tick removers – pull the tick out carefully in a corkscrew action.

National Park staff go that extra mile

By Susan Hampshire on Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

Peak District National Park staff are going the extra mile to raise money for vital conservation work by tackling the 10 mile Dambusters race on Saturday June 30 around Derwent and Howden Reservoirs.

Motorists warned of delays as Dambusters take flight

Monday, 07 May, 2018

Motorists could face long delays in the Peak District next week when thousands of people are expected to turn out to catch a glimpse of a Lancaster bomber aircraft in flight.

Amanda and Alison are kindred spirits in rescue team

Tuesday, 03 April, 2018

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. Amanda, a solicitor, and Alison, an account manager, welcome the contrast to their desk-based professions and their rucksacks are always ready, heavy with personal hill kit, plus casualty shelter, sleeping bag, radio, signalling flares, stretcher and basic medical supplies.

Survey of Peak District birds to take flight

Tuesday, 20 March, 2018

A head-count of birds that live on Peak District National Park moors will take place this summer, for the first time in 14 years.

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.

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