Latest Peak District Stories

2010-11-22 11:14:00

SWINDON, England, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has announced that one of the key sites in the history of the battle to improve access to the countryside, Kinder Scout in the Peak District, is set to get a major 2.5 million pounds Sterling restoration over five years, starting in the spring of 2011. Work carried out by the National Trust, who have owned Kinder Scout since 1982, will see vast areas of the bare and degraded blanket peat landscape restored by...

2010-03-05 10:05:00

Seventy-five per cent of the world's heather moorlands are in the UK. However, pollution, overgrazing and wild fires have damaged large areas. Several organizations in the Peak District National Park are trying to restore and conserve the moorland habitat. As part of the Festival of Social Science organized by the Economic and Social Research Council (12-21 March 2010), the Peak District National Park Authority in Partnership with the National Trust and Moors for the Future is running a walk...

2008-07-30 00:00:34

A Long-running case over quarrying at a Derbyshire beauty spot will be heard again at the Court of Appeal. The Peak District National Park Authority claims that limestone operations at Backdale, at the eastern end of Longstone Edge, near Bakewell, are harming the landscape. In the latest of a long series of legal contests, judges in London yesterday decided that the case should be heard again. Permission for fluorspar mining at Longstone Edge was first granted in 1952 but, in 1995, the...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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