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A cosy cottage on an organic farm in The Peak District, stone cottages in the Dales, country houses and manors, shepherd's huts, glamping eco-pods and more in beautiful locations by rivers, in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Numerous gorgeous cottages and lodges. Many on the edge of the Peak District National Park, my favourite is set in two acres with a mill stream and waterfalls running through.
HS2 – new report reveals exorbitant cost to nature
A new report published by The Wildlife Trusts today reveals, for the first time, the vast scale of the destruction and impact that HS2 will cause to nature.
Breeding Birds Surveys – Peak District moorlands, update
The following statement has been released by Moors for the Future Partnership and Natural England, following the publication of bird surveys in October 2019:
Volunteers brave the elements to plant sphagnum moss
A major planting project in the Staffordshire Moorlands will help to improve water quality and create more species-rich moors. Staff and volunteers from the South West Peak Landscape Partnership took part in a week-long sphagnum moss planting project.
First projects receive funding through new Peak District National Park Foundation
Wildlife, hedgerow conservation and hydro electricity projects are the first to benefit from funds through the new Peak District National Park Foundation. Grants have been awarded through the Foundation’s #70kfor70 campaign, which launched during National Parks Week in April.
Nature in Peak spirit
A very special gin flavoured with wild growing flowering plants has been created by Ambergate based White Peak Distillery with the help of botanists from Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.
New National Park ‘Ambassador’ centres are bringing the story of the Peak District to life for the region’s young people
A range of outdoor activity, education and residential centres from around the region have become Peak District National Park ‘Ambassador Centres’.
Peak District is breath of fresh air for refugees and asylum seekers
Refugees and asylum seekers pulled on their wellies to enjoy their first experience of the Peak District National Park. The visit was organised by Peak District National Park ranger Sally Wheal and colleagues Rob Kenning and Pete Bush, along with Derby-based charity Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity (DRS).
Work begins to revive historic cottage
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust have begun work to save derelict 19th Century Aqueduct Cottage thanks to local support and volunteers.
Awards for green Peak District businesses
Businesses which support their local community, economy and environment were honoured at a Peak District awards ceremony and networking event. Six new Environmental Quality Mark awards were presented to Peak District businesses which support and play an active role in their local economy, work to reduce their environmental impact and help to celebrate, conserve and enhance […]
Green debate to be held in run up to election
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust are inviting people to a question time style discussion with campaigners and Parliamentary candidates.
Repeated break-ins put Dovedale facilities at risk
The Peak District National Park Authority has warned that a spate of break-ins and thefts from its Dovedale public toilets could put the facility at risk of closure. The public toilets, based at the popular car park at Dovedale between Ilam and Thorpe, recently suffered their fourth incident this year.
Call for young people to be ‘Fairer for Nature’
Young people and adults from Buxton and Fairfield are being offered the opportunity to do something great for their community, the environment and themselves in a new gardening project.