Our Work

#70kfor70

This year we’re celebrating 70 years since the Peak District was designated as the UK’s first National Park after decades of campaigning. Our passion and enthusiasm continues to this day and with your help we’ve raised over £130,000 to celebrate this milestone.

The money raised through the #70kfor70 campaign has funded a range of projects which care for this special place and make it a National Park for All.

Peak District Proud Fund

Being #PeakDistrictProud is something we can all be part of. 

It’s about Respecting the environment, Protecting the invisible and Enjoying our access responsibly. 

Taking your litter home, avoiding BBQs and keeping your dog on a lead, volunteering and donating are just some of the ways to make a difference. 

You can donate now to help us fund litter picking kit for volunteers, community group activities and Peak District Proud ambassadors.

Run for the Birds

We’ve teamed up with our Peak Partner Peak Running to bring you a unique virtual challenge this spring.

A fun personal challenge event for runners and walkers to keep you active this spring and celebrate the Peak District’s 70th birthday. 

The challenge can be completed anywhere. 

A positive impact on the UK’s original national park: the more distance you cover the more work to diversify and restructure woodland will take place, improving habitats and feeding opportunities for rare and endangered birds. 

Peak Partners

Does your business thrive from its connection with the Peak District National Park?

Would you like to connect your business to our work to care for the National Park?

Do you want to align your business with the Peak District National Park brand to achieve unique press and PR?

Then our Peak Partners scheme could be for you.

Access Fund

The Access Fund is a ring-fenced fund for access improvements in the Peak District National Park. The Fund helps our partners at the Peak District National Park Authority to add new access points, restore paths, enhance the accessibility of paths, improve signage, replace stiles, gates and finger posts, all to improve accessibility to access land.

To find our more about the Access Fund visit the website here.

If you would like to help look after the National Park please consider a donation to the Access Fund here.

Fire Fund

In response to the devastating fires in the National Park last spring we have launched a Fire Fund.

The sunniest May on record provided the perfect conditions for fires to quickly get out of control. A smouldering disposable barbeque, ashes blown from a camp fire, a dropped cigarette butt and even a broken glass can lead to catastrophic damage to our precious and protected landscapes.

The damage to the environment, wildlife, habitats and vegetation takes years to recover and hundreds of thousands of pounds to repair.