A car park leading up to a forest entrance with an electricity pylon in the background


Peak District VIP

North West

The Peak District was the first National Park in England and Wales, being designated in 1951. One of National Grid’s overhead lines runs through the northern part of the Park. The independent landscape assessment concluded that three sections of the transmission line have landscape and visual impacts of very high importance.

The Peak District National Park (East) project would replace a 2km section of overhead line east of the Woodhead Tunnel near Dunford Bridge with an underground connection, permanently removing seven pylons and a sealing end compound from the landscape.