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NATURE & WILDLIFE

The Peak District is a unique place of stunning landscapes and an abundance of wildlife, all of which need different conditions to live – and that affects where you'll find them.


The Peak Experience guide, Take a Walk on the Wild Side, will help you to discover more about the variety of landscapes and habitats of the Peak District, and enjoy getting out to experience for yourself the area's birds, trees, flowers, butterflies, fungi, mammals and water creatures. 

 

Moors for the Future would like your help! Have fun and do a moorland bird survey whilst walking in the Peak District National Park this summer. It's really simple, and the great thing is you'll be collecting scientific data which will make a real difference to national climate change initiatives and our precious moorlands.


Download your bird survey postcard here or pick one up at any of the Peak District National Park Visitor Centres in Bakewell, Castleton, Edale or Derwent.

 
Featured Attraction

The chestnut centre

Chestnut Centre
 
Featured Attraction

Tropical Butterfly House

Tropical Butterfly House
 
Featured Attraction

Highfields Happy Hens                         

Highfields Happy Hens
 
 
Knowledge Base

BIRD WATCHING

Bird Watching
 
Knowledge Base

FISHING

Fishing
 
Knowledge Base

Wildlife Trust

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
 
 

If you have visited the moorlands of the Peak District and South Pennines or flown over them recently you may have seen the start of a green revolution.

Since 2003, Moors for the Future have been working to reverse 150 years of damage that left large areas of these uplands bare of vegetation. Individual land owners and managers in the Peak District realised that the problem of moorland erosion could not be tackled by one organisation alone and in February 2003 the Moors for the Future Partnership was formed.

 

 
 

Places to stay with.....

When you see the Peak District on a day like today - sunny and bright, open and beautiful - it's fantastic.

- Michael Portillo
 
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