The Peak District Pick & Play

1st Apr 2014



It's FREE, it's FUN and it's everyone's chance to help protect the UK's first, and busiest, National Park.  

Peak Mountaineering's annual litter collection event is here again....

For the last 2 years Peak Mountaineering has organised a unique event combining litter collection with outdoor activities.  Participants spend half a day helping to collect rubbish around the National Park before enjoying an afternoon of outdoor adventure.  It has always been a great success and last year alone over 100kgs of rubbish was removed in just a few hours.  2014’s event will be absolutely free of charge and in 2013 over 97% of participants said they would attend again.  It is the perfect chance to enjoy the countries first National Park while helping to protect it at the same time.  It is the perfect celebration of collective activism.   Given that track record it was obvious we had to do it again.

So, we are really proud to have teamed up with the Peak Park Conservation Volunteers again to host the 2014 ‘Peak District Pick & Play’ event on Saturday 26th April.  After a session of litter collection from various Peak District sites all volunteers will be able to choose an afternoon of climbing, abseiling or an informative guided ranger walk.  We already have almost 30 people signed up (and that was even before we’d publicised it!) so we only have a limited number of places left.  Children are welcome provided they are accompanied by a parent.  Please get in touch as soon as possible via our contact form if you want to join us and we’ll send you the joining information.  Make a difference…..and have fun doing it.  We really hope you can join us.

The Peak District Pick & Play is part of Peak Mountaineering's ongoing efforts to protect the natural environment.  Please take the time to read our Environment Policy here and also have a look at Paul's recent blog post about why the National Park really needs everyone's help.  

Posted by Cal