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. 

Waterproofs and Wellies

The Outdoor Guide Foundation is the charitable arm of The Outdoor Guide, a free walking resource co-founded by Julia Bradbury and her sister Gina.

The Outdoor Guide Foundation is dedicated to making access to the outdoors easier for all, which is why their flagship initiative, The Waterproof and Wellies project is so vital.

Over 5 years the plan is to donate 10 sets of Waterproof and Wellie kits to all 20,000 state primary schools in the UK so no child misses out on experiencing the joys of nature.

The Peak District National Park Foundation are delighted to be working in partnership with The Outdoor Guide Foundation on this vital project to help Peak District National Park Ambassador schools access the outdoors.

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

Donate to our Fire Fund today to help us prevent devastation moorland fires in the Peak District National Park, and to fund vital moorland restorations after fires take place.

Here in the Peak District if the conditions are right, it doesn’t take long 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.