Peak District National Park

Green Skills Residential or Day Visit

Your chance to enjoy, care and be a pioneer for the Peak District National Park

Discover the Peak District through a day of activities or three-day residential.

Green Skills is aimed at young people from a broad range of backgrounds, supporting them to enjoy and care for nature.

This opportunity is provided by Peak District National Park.

How to apply


  • Type: Two-night residential or day visit
  • Dates: Flexible - see details
  • Location: Derbyshire / Staffordshire / Yorkshire
  • Cost: Free (fully funded)
  • Suitable for: Groups aged 15 - 26 years

About this opportunity

This opportunity can be completed as a day visit or two-night residential. It is offered on various dates at Peak District National Park.

Through active participation, volunteering and access to experts and staff, you will gain experience and skills in countryside management and recreation.

Whether you take part to build and develop career skills or a lifelong passion, we hope that this will create longer-term connections with the park. There will be an opportunity to lead onto a skilled volunteering training course.

Need to know

How it works

Activities vary by location but may include:

  • practical countryside management skills - practical conservation, land management, ecological surveys, interpretation, communications and marketing
  • recreation activities - hill skills, mindfulness, cycling and climbing
  • structured reflection to develop personal social action plans, building confidence and resilience
  • optional completion of John Muir Awards with a celebratory ‘share’ event

Learning outcomes

You will have a day (or three days) out in fresh air in stunning scenery.

During your visit, you will:

  • challenge by choice leading to increased personal awareness, self-confidence and self-efficacy
  • understand your personal responsibilities and opportunities to undertake pro-environmental behaviours and actions
  • complete a John Muir Award
  • develop countryside management and hill skills

What to bring

As a guide, you will need to bring:

  • outdoor clothing (weather dependent) including waterproofs
  • spare clothes
  • sturdy boots or shoes
  • packed lunch and drinks (day visit only)
  • overnight kit (residential only)
  • indoor shoes (residential only)

All PPE will be provided.

Access guidance

We can adapt visits to meet the needs of your group. If you have any accessibility queries, please contact Peak District National Park directly.

Dates and locations

Accommodation for the residential will be provided at a YHA youth hostel in Derbyshire (TBC).


Day visits are flexible and dates will be confirmed at the point of booking

Residentials will be held on:

  • 25th - 27th September 2021
  • 16th - 18th October 2021
  • 13th - 15th November 2021


Day visits are flexible and dates will be confirmed at the point of booking



Day visits are flexible and dates will be confirmed at the point of booking

How to apply

Applications will open for the Green Skills Residential or Day Visit soon.

Please check this page for updates.

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Peak District National Park is delivering this opportunity as part of Generation Green.

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