Latest Peak District Stories

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.