Between a rock and a hard place

Balancing landscape conservation, mineral extraction and the demands of different industry, national and local groups is not for the faint hearted, says Alison Riley, especially when dealing with one of Britain's best-loved national parks

Former Magpie mine: the Peak District National Park has a long hostory of mineral working. Credit: Peak District National Park Authority
Former Magpie mine: the Peak District National Park has a long hostory of mineral working. Credit: Peak District National Park Authority

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