New funding campaign to help protect Peak District beauty spot

Stanage Edge

Stanage Edge

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Visitors to a Peak District estate on the edge of Sheffield are being encouraged to donate money to help conserve its internationally-important landscape.

A new contribution scheme has been set up for Stanage-North Lees, near Hathersage, to help pay for access improvements, bird conservation, woodland management works and visitor information.

In return for a contribution of £15, people will receive a sticker to display in their car for 12 months’ free parking at Stanage car parks, and they will be entitled to a discount at the campsite.

Owned by the Peak District National Park, the 542 hectare estate is eight miles from Sheffield city centre and it includes the gritstone cliffs of Stanage Edge.

Rebekah Newman, Stanage-North Lees manager, said: “Stanage is a unique and inspirational place that people love to return to time and again for outdoor recreation and relaxation.

“We know that people are keen to help care for and protect it. The sticker scheme enables them to do that by making a modest annual contribution.”

Stanage stickers are available by phoning 01629 816200, emailing parking.permits@peakdistrict.gov.uk or online at www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/shop.