Heading to the Peak District this weekend?

If you’ve not been to the Peak District for a while or are a brand new visitor, we want to make your trip as safe, easy and enjoyable as possible!

Check out the below before you set off, and keep it #PeakDistrictProud.



Get in the zone – parking can get really busy at the moment, so find the latest information right here. Illegal parking on the roadside, in villages or across entrances can stop emergency crews and local communities getting access, so please stick to approved areas.

Don’t be a rubbish visitor – take home what you bring with you. Litter can start fires or easily harm wildlife.

Sorry, BBQs, camp fires or other naked flames are not permitted in the open countryside anywhere in the National Park. The results of fires can be devastating, so fines may be issued depending on where you choose to visit. The easiest way to avoid a problem is to leave the BBQ at home. Picnics are great, but please clean up after your feast!

Be a trail blazer – if you’re new to the Peak District, our traffic-free trails are perfect; flat, wide and paved surfaces, with spectacular views and packed with history and nature. A great place to start.

Please help local businesses in our towns and villages by following government guidance, and by wearing a face covering when asked to do so. Some shops or cafes may have limited or take-away service only, so please be patient if service is a little longer to keep you safe.

Zip it – Sorry, wild camping is not allowed in the National Park unless with landowner permission. There is no wild camping permitted on National Park Authority land.

Still not sure? Take a look at our video and easy to follow steps below to be #PeakDistrictProud, and we’ll see you soon. @peakdistrict

In 1932 the Kinder Mass Trespass paved the way for public access to the countryside, which led to the formation of your National Park. Celebrate this access by looking after the park for future generations. Caring for and enhancing this place is part of what it means to be #PeakDistrictProud.

Protect the Invisible


Keep your dog on a lead to avoid disturbing birds that nest on the ground and other wildlife.


Be Dronesafe. Unauthorised drone use is against the law.


Use the gates and stiles provided. Close and re-latch gates you have opened.


Drive with care and park in designated car parks.


Be fire aware. Say no to naked flames and only BBQ in designated areas.


Take the lead. Look after how your dog behaves and pick up its mess.


Leave no trace. Use bins for litter and dog waste, or better still take it home with you.


Be prepared. Weather conditions can change quickly and phone signal varies.



Look and listen. Discover the wildlife and its habitat around you.


Stick to your rights of way whichever way you access the park, by foot, bike or horse.


Use the gates and stiles provided. Close and re-latch gates you have opened.


Be nice, say hi. Care about your fellow visitors and residents.



Look out for #PeakDistrictProud on social media and share the positive changes you’re making with pictures, video and stories.




Want to get digital or poster copies of any of our artworks for your business or accommodation? Please email customer.service@peakdistrict.gov.uk and mention the #PeakDistrictProud campaign.




Do you have artwork or imagery that could be a future part of the #PeakDistrictProud campaign? Contact media@peakdistrict.gov.uk – please do not send large files via email but use online cloud or file drop services.
Thanks for being #PeakDistrictProud