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Join the celebrations!
Next weekend marks the 65th anniversary of the Peak District National Park coming into being in 1951. The Peak District National Park was designated as the first national park for its very special qualities, including the rich diversity of natural and cultural heritage.
The park has been enjoyed and treasured by many over the past 65 years. New technologies, more people and changing lifestyles mean that our potential to change the environment and the appearance of the landscape is far greater now than in any previous generation.
However the Peak Park endeavour to keep tradition alive and maintain the unique landscape and as part of the 65th anniversary celebrations the Stanage Pole is being replaced. Members of the British Mountaineering Council will manually hoist the new pole into place using ropes and levers and good old fashioned muscle-power in a special ceremony on Sunday 17 April, why not join them? It will certainly be a sight to remember.
Peak Park Property manager Rebekah Newman explains: “A wooden pole has stood on Hallam Moors, close to Stanage Edge, for several hundred years marking the border of Derbyshire and South Yorkshire and could even mark the ancient frontier between Mercia and Northumbria. The site is on an ancient packhorse route known as Long Causeway and must have been a useful landmark to travellers crossing the moors. The pole is still important to people today both as a focus for walkers and cyclists coming from the Hope Valley and Sheffield, and for its emotional significance as many people comment on how much they enjoy seeing it.
“The most recent pole had rotted and was in danger of falling over so with the help of a number of local supporters we decided to replace it. Antique restorer/designer Chris Wells, Sheffield Clarion Ramblers, the Cutlers’ Company, Durham Foundry and Hope Construction Materials have worked together with our Stanage team to craft a sturdy replacement pole, which we hope will be there for many years to come".
This much-loved place means different things to different people but what makes our National Park distinctive?
The Peak Park work hard together with partners and a vast range of people to give the national park a sustainable future. We too believe that it is our collective responsibility to be aware of our impact so that the national park continues to be here for everyone in the years to come.
We love sharing our little piece of the Peak District. To help you make the most of your stay here why not browse the latest Bradt Slow Travel Guide to the Peak District. It is full of exciting and fascinating places to visit and things to do.
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