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 as lead partner and with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund this 5-year partnership (with benefits reaching far beyond that time) is working with local communities to build stronger connections with the landscape and with each other. The partnership is enhancing ecosystem services, the benefits we all get from the natural environment, and supporting sustainable farming in the area.
Comprising an area of 354 square-kilometres 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 we are working to 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.
With the leadership and dedication of its partners and the local community the South West Peak Landscape Partnership is using a £2.4 million National Lottery Heritage Fund grant, together with additional funding, to deliver projects ranging from protecting the cultural resources of the area to supporting the recovery of our wading birds. Information on each of these projects can be found on our Projects page and on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Where is the South West Peak? View our Partnership area below.