Continuing to use local parks and outdoor areas close to your home can continue to provide the crucial breathing space for you and for rural communities. In this way we can ensure we don’t place undue pressure on public highways, emergency access or key workers.
'Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints'
Come and discover for yourself the stunning Peak District and South Pennine moors that played a role in public rights of access to the countryside. Ensure you visit safely and responsibly for everyone’s enjoyment.
The Peak District and South Pennine moors played a role in paving the way for access to the countryside with the Kinder Mass Trespass back in the 1930s and the Right to Roam movement. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) welcomes walkers to 'mountain, moor, registered common land, heath and down ...' and with our rights, come responsibilities – naturally.
The moorland landscape may look wild and free but it is owned and managed by a wide variety of individuals and organisations. The CROW Act allows a landowner or tenant farmer to exclude or restrict access at their discretion in certain circumstances such as when ground-nesting birds are breeding. Please respect any restriction notices and protect moorland wildlife
Find out more responsibilities for visitors to the countryside and those who manage the land at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-countryside-code.
A website dedicated to helping dog owners and their dogs help to protect wildlife and livestock in this special landscape, whilst being able to enjoy the Peak District moorlands to their full potential.
A UK-wide campaign to repair much-loved national park paths, including two in the Peak District