This is an archived website, available until June 2027. We hope it will inspire people to continue to care for and protect the South West Peak area and other landscapes. Although the South West Peak Landscape Partnership ended in June 2022, the area is within the Peak District National Park. Enquiries can be made to

The 5-year South West Peak Landscape Partnership, 2017-2022, was funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


This is an archive of blogs from the South West Peak Landscape Partnership, covering many different activities and projects, written by project leaders and staff.

Errwood Hall in its heyday

Revealing Errwood Hall: the story behind the Errwood Hall Revealed app

14 July 2022

Catherine Parker Heath, cultural heritage officer for the South West Peak Landscape Partnership, together with SWP volunteers and local enthusiasts have created content for a multi-media augmented reality app, working with digital media company, Bloc Digital. The result is 'Errwood Hall Revealed'.The isolated ruins of Errwood Hall lie in the...

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Waxcap fungi, photo by Alex Hyde

eDNA analysis of soil samples to evaluate the fungal conservation value of grassland areas in the South West Peak: lessons for woodland creation proposals

30 June 2022

Report published by Aberystwyth University and Peak District National Park AuthorityAuthors: Gareth W Griffith, Andrew P Detheridge and Ruby Bye IBERS, Aberystwyth University, 16 June, 2022.This work was made possible with funding from the South West Peak Landscape Partnership, supported by National Lottery players through the National Lottery Heritage Fund,...

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Karen Shelley-Jones, scheme manager

Two poems for the South West Peak - A Landscape at a Crossroads

29 June 2022

Two poems for the South West Peak - A Landscape at a Crossroads by Karen Shelley-JonesA poem to summarise our intended Landscape Partnership Scheme:A weather-hardened travellerBearing the weight of generations,Rests awhile at a crossroads.His grandfather’s wisdom of the seasons,The coal-black hands of winterAnd hayseed fingernails of summer,Tell the story of...

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Elephant on the roaches

Story Maps

23 June 2022

Story maps reveal facts and information linked to places on a map. They are designed to follow virtually but you could also visit them in person, either way they are fun to read whether you’re discovering something for the first time or you’re a keen researcher.Like all stories they're best...

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Warslow Barns Trail - Poem and Pictures by children from Manifold CE Academy

9 June 2022

The following poems and pictures were created by children from Manifold CE Academy. Their work was inspired by the Warslow Barns Trail.The Warslow Field Barns Trail was created by cultural heritage officer Catherine Parker Heath and the South West Peak volunteers, with some help from the school children too. The...

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