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.

Project Spotlight: Better Outside in the Goyt Valley

Posted on 4 December 2017

The goal of the Better Outside project is to improve visitor experiences throughout the countryside of the South West Peak. This wide-reaching project has a goal of improving access in a number of areas for those who wish to fully enjoy the outdoors, but are also dealing with health or mobility issues.

As part of the plan for this project two walking routes in the vicinity of the Fernilee Reservoir will be upgraded to make them suitable for access by all visitors. Additionally, ten stiles with be replaced with wicket gates to make enjoying the area a little easier for those who want to fully experience the South West Peak.

In order to encourage visitors and the community to get out and enjoy these improvements we will also be offering interpretive talks and guided walks along the trails. So watch our Facebook, Twitter and this site for updates on Better Outside and all our projects as we will be posting dates and other information as the project progresses.