About us

The South West Peak Landscape Partnership is a growing group of individuals and organisations representing the people and the place. Together we hope to address some of the threats to this special place:

• Changes in policy and support which impact upon farm businesses;
• The loss of heritage features to neglect and natural decay;
• The fragmentation of habitats and loss of iconic species;
• The disconnect between young people and their heritage;
• The pressures for development which divide communities;
• The increasing visitor pressure and its impact on the fabric of the landscape

These threats have put the landscape at a crossroads where making the right choices is crucial to determining the future shape, condition and direction of this natural, cultural and economic landscape.

Our Mission Statement is:

By working together in the South West Peak, we will shape a better future for our communities, landscape, wildlife and heritage where trust and understanding thrive.

Download the South West Peak Landscape Partnership Scheme Summary.

The partners are:
Peak District National Park (lead partner)
Cheshire East Council
Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Environment Agency
Farming Life Centre
Historic England
Natural England
Nature Peak District
RSPB
Severn Trent Water
Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
Support Staffordshire
United Utilities

Also involved in the partnership are:
Residents of the South West Peak
Residents in Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Leek, Buxton and Macclesfield
Friends of the Peak District
Moorland Association
Staffordshire Peak District Tourism Association
Trent Rivers Trust

The Landscape Partnership Manager is Karen Shelley-Jones, you can contact her via email at info@southwestpeak.co.uk