The Landscape Partnership Scheme

The Landscape Partnership Scheme is made up of 18 projects, these are:

‘Barns & Buildings Conservation’ – engaging volunteers in surveying and recording remaining field barns, training local people in traditional repair techniques and helping landowners to restore and re-use derelict field barns.

‘Beyond the Classroom – aiming to increase the number of young people with prospects in heritage careers by providing secondary school field studies opportunities in science and geography.

‘Better Outside’ –improving access for a wider range of people including access for all in two locations, providing interesting interpretation of the landscape and its heritage.

‘Bigger, Better & More Connected’ – an interpretation project which will draw together a set of priority messages to be communicated by the Partnership.

‘Crayfish in Crisis’ – identifying potential ‘ark’ sites for this endangered species, training local people in survey and conservation techniques.

‘Engaging Communities’ – supporting communities to understand, value and celebrate the heritage of the landscape via supported activities and community-led projects funded through a third-party grants scheme.

‘Future Custodians’ – providing apprenticeships in farming and countryside work with shared work and training opportunities with our partners.

‘Future Farmscapes’ – bringing farming and conservation organisations together to work with farmers to develop a workable model for environmentally and economically sustainable farming.

‘Glorious Grasslands’ – enhancing ecological connectivity in a ‘landscape within a landscape’, training volunteer ‘meadow monitors’ and enabling farmers to manage and enhance a network of species-diverse hay meadows using various restoration methods.

‘Mosaic’ – working with harder to reach groups from urban areas using the national Mosaic concept to recruit a team of champions to become ambassadors among black and minority ethnic groups and people experiencing health and social inequality.

‘Peak Land Lives’ – recording the drivers of change in the rural landscape over the last 70 years.  We will consult with farmers and capture their memories and views in a book and audio-visual material.

‘Roaches Gateway’ – engaging people in learning, training and gaining on-site skills to understand, interpret and care for their landscape, traditions and heritage.

‘Slowing the Flow’ – ‘buffering’ and ‘roughening’ land surrounding river feeder streams that originate in the South West Peak to enhance water quality and riparian habitats.

‘Small Heritage Adoption’ – promoting the value of features like lime kilns and stone crosses as part of the cultural heritage of the landscape and supporting local people and visitors to ‘adopt’ and look after their own little bit of heritage.

‘Uplands Academy’ – equipping 20 young people with key knowledge, understanding and skills, through a short training course, to create and run successful and environmentally sustainable farming businesses. 

‘Wild Child’ – enabling families to explore the landscape and grow to value the places they can easily and regularly access. They will increase their confidence through joint activities with other families at iconic sites such as the Roaches.

‘Working for Waders’ – addressing the decline of priority species – curlew and snipe – through an applied research project investigating the variety of factors which impact on breeding success.

‘Virtual Visitor Centre’ – providing online information to help strengthen the connection with heritage and local culture, by involving people in telling and sharing stories about the area.

Some of these projects will take place on specific sites, others will happen in different places across the South West Peak. None of them can start yet, we need to get the go-ahead from HLF towards the end of 2016, so we hope to start running some of these projects from early 2017.