Blog

We’ve got a lot of different activities and projects going on, so stay tuned to our blog. Here we’ll feature articles by project leaders and staff along with in-depth coverage of our events and the menagerie of tasks our team is up to.



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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Guest Blog: Rustling and Bustling with Life

25 July 2018

In this guest blog we welcome Creeping Toad, a local storyteller, environmental educator and artist that is receiving funding through our Community Grants project. To learn more about how you can help the grasslands and meadows of the South West Peak please take a look at our Glorious Grasslands project.Rustling...

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Guest Blog: Sinking into a Sea of Grasshopper Sound

24 July 2018

In this guest blog we welcome Stone and Water, a local organisation that is receiving funding through our Community Grants project. To learn more about how you can help preserve the grasslands and meadows of the South West Peak check out our Glorious Grasslands project.National Meadow Day (Saturday 6th July)...

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Curlew Distance RSPB

The Curlew: A South West Peak Icon

21 February 2018

In the first of three blogs, Mike Shurmer (a Senior Conservation Officer with the RSPB) gives an overview of the Curlew and why the South West Peak is so important for this bird. Mike is also leading the Working for Waders project. Future blogs will look at Snipe and Lapwing.In...

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