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.

Latest News

This is an archive of news articles issued by the South West Peak Landscape Partnership.

Fragments of the plaques from Butterton and Tideswell

Solving the Mystery of Butterton Sundial’s Hidden Inscription

11 August 2022

The mystery of a centuries old inscription, found underneath Butterton sundial during restoration work this summer, has been solved.Peak District National Park cultural heritage officer Catherine Parker Heath explained: “Craftsman Alastair Hunter, of Macmillan Hunter Sundials, discovered the inscription when he removed the 18th century metal sundial from its medieval...

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Welldressing of the South West Peak logo created at the celebration event in Warslow

South West Peak Landscape Partnership celebrates successes

29 June 2022

More than 5,500 native crayfish re-introduced. Habitats improved for wading birds: lapwing, curlew, snipe. 60 hectares of hay meadow restored. 137 fungi species found including 32 internationally important species, 25 of which had not been recorded in the UK before, and 4 species potentially new to science. A chapel building...

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Inscription underneath sundial

Butterton Sundial restoration reveals a mystery

9 June 2022

Experts are appealing for the public’s help to understand an old inscription on a recently restored sundial in the Peak District National Park village of Butterton.The discovery of the unusual markings were discovered by a craftsman whilst restoring the piece.Butterton sundial is a late 18th century metal sundial on top...

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Peak District conference set to encourage people to look after historic milestones

12 April 2022

People interested in looking after milestones are invited to take part in a one-day conference to learn more about historic waymarkers and how they can be cared for.The conference is being organised by the national Milestone Society and the South West Peak Landscape Partnership. The event will include presentations and...

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Plants from the South West Peak

Glorious Grasslands of the South West Peak video

17 March 2022

This film was produced by John Collins during the 2021 summer season, to showcase how volunteers and land managers were vital to the success of the hay meadow survey, management and restoration elements of the Glorious Grasslands project.The Glorious Grasslands project ran from 2017 to 2021, focusing on hay meadows,...

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