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Peacock Butterfly Credit Roger Gaynor


The National Park is home to nationally and internationally important landscapes and wildlife.

Our 17 priority habitats include the species-rich hay meadows of the valley bottoms, the calcareous grasslands on the thin limestone soils, the upland ash and oak woodlands on the valley sides and fell top blanket bog and heathland.

We have more than 120 species which are national priorities for conservation action. These include red squirrels, peregrine falcons and lady’s-slipper orchids.

Find out where to see wildlife, and other relevant pages by clicking through the links on ‘In this section’.

National Park Management Plan

“Home to the finest variety of wildlife in England.”