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.

Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the Classroom Research Volunteer Opportunity

9 April 2019

Our Beyond the Classroom project is seeking volunteers that are interested in developing academic level research skills by supporting a social research project. This opportunity is an ongoing commitment of a flexible nature. Please see the role description below for more details or email Project Officer Jackie Wragg for more...

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The Past beneath our Feet: the Lost Industries of Quarnford

4 October 2018

The latest in a series of blog posts chronicling the adventures of our Cultural Heritage Officer; Dr. Catherine Parker Heath. In this installment she recounts a fascinating walk that the South West Peak Landscape Partnership recently held:On Saturday 29th September I joined Margaret Black and Eric Wood, two South West...

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Time Team Tales in the South West Peak

22 August 2018

Our Cultural Heritage Officer, Dr. Catherine Parker Heath, recounts her recent brush with the stars of Time Team on stage in Buxton.As an undergraduate in the mid-1990s, my housemates and I would gather around the television to watch a new series on Channel 4 called Time Team. We would sometimes...

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South West Peak Welcomes New Grant Panel Volunteer

22 August 2018

The South West Peak Engaging Communities team, hosted by Support Staffordshire, has welcomed a new volunteer to their ranks. Pam (second from the left on the photo) has become the eighth member of the Grant Panel team of volunteers whose role it is to decide which projects should be allocated...

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Apprentice Adventures: Part One

7 August 2018

This is the first in an ongoing series of blog posts written by our apprentices Emily, Rob and Lloyd. They recently joined the South West Peak team as Countryside Worker Apprentices working out of Marsh Farm. These are their tales of working in the field throughout the South West Peak:In...

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