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Countryside fan and television presenter Julia Bradbury launched Friends of the Peak District’s new website today.


Julia also announced that she is staying on as Friends of the Peak District’s president for another year. "Friends of the Peak District does brilliant work protecting the beautiful Peak District countryside, and I’m delighted to support them for another year," she said.


Julia is currently presenting Countryfile on BBC1 on Sunday nights, and has presented other countryside series such as Wainwright’s Walks and Railway Walks. She has been president of Friends of the Peak District since 2008. Julia lived in Sheffield as a child, and spent a lot of time in the countryside nearby. "My outdoor career began in the Peak District. My father used to bring me out for walks from the age of six and I have a great nostalgia for places like Monsal Head and the Monsal Trail," she says.


"The new website is great. It’s easy to use and packed full of information about what’s happening in the Peak District, and how people can help and get involved."