In this section you will find pages which give you a flavour of some of the activities of the partnership during our ‘development phase’.
In May 2014 the South West Peak Landscape Partnership asked the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to support us by granting our project over £2.5m. We discovered in November 2014 that we had been granted a first round pass, giving us funding to further develop our ideas until July 2016. HLF has earmarked the rest of the funding for our delivery phase to follow from late 2016.
We have now completed our development phase, read more about it here.
We would like to work closely with landowners and farmers to support them in managing the special qualities of this landscape – the important habitats and species and the historical remains; to understand what they need to keep their farming businesses alive; and to ensure that they feel valued by other people who enjoy the South West Peak. We want to make sure that the things people value about this landscape are still here for generations to come, hay meadows buzzing with life, moorlands home to lots of different species, clean water in the rivers, the distinctive field barns and the dry stone walls.
We want to help educate and train young people in the skills they will need to look after this landscape.
We will encourage people in nearby towns to visit, enjoy and value the South West Peak.
We will provide opportunities for people to volunteer their time and learn new skills, for instance in monitoring hay meadows and surveying field barns.