The South West Peak Landscape Partnership is a group of organisations working to restore, protect, and improve the landscape of the South West Peak. With the Peak District National Park Authority as lead partner and with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund this 5-year partnership (with benefits reaching far beyond that time) will work with local communities to build stronger connections with the landscape and with each other. The partnership aims to enhance ecosystem services, the benefits we all get from the natural environment, and support sustainable farming in the area.
Comprising an area of 354 square-kilometers the South West Peak contains a variety of stunning vistas, habitats and species and includes the sources of five major river systems that supply clean drinking water to communities including Stockport, Leek, Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield. While there are some more well-known locations within the South West Peak, such as the Goyt Valley and the Roaches, there are also many less-known sites that local people hold dear. Through this partnership scheme we will seek to understand and conserve these areas, and the natural systems around them, so that visitors and residents can continue to enjoy all that the South West Peak has to offer in a sustainable and responsible way.
Where is the South West Peak? View our Partnership area below:
With the leadership and dedication of its partners and the local community the South West Peak Landscape Partnership will use a £2.4 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant, together with additional funding, to deliver 18 individual projects ranging from protecting the cultural resources of the area to supporting the recovery of our wading birds. A summary of each of these projects can be found in the Landscape Conservation Action Plan and as each project begins updates can be found on our Projects page and on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.