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Get knitting for the Peak District National Park

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: May 13, 2014

Get knitting for the Peak District National Park

Get knitting for the Peak District National Park

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KNITTERS are being asked to donate red, white or blue woollen triangles that can be used to create bunting.

The decoration will be hung outside of the stone kazun at Parsley Hay, to celebrate the European Day of National Parks on Saturday, May 24.

The kazun is a dry stone roundhouse, traditionally used as a shelter, next to the High Peak trail at Parsley Hay.

It was donated to the park in 2013 by the Republic of Croatia, and was built with Peak District limestone.

Volunteer organiser of the woolly bunting appeal, Alison Riley, said: “The kazun symbolises the heritage we share with people across Europe, particularly in national parks where traditional buildings, local customs and wildlife have the chance to thrive – and that’s worth celebrating.

“We want people to join in, wherever they live, by making crocheted or knitted triangles in red or white or blue.

“The sides of the triangles need to be about nine inches long, and we are going to sew them together to make bunting.”

People can post their triangles to Parsley Hay cycle hire centre, Parsley Hay, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 0DG, to arrive before

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