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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.

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?

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