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.

Discovering Grassland Fungi Training

04 December 2017

The Cheshire hills are home to communities of fungal species which are grassland specialists. These communities can be valuable indicators of ancient grassland. Also, like their grassland habitat, they are threatened by improvement, disturbance, or cessation of management.

This workshop will focus on one particular group of grassland fungi, the Waxcaps. It will cover their habitat requirements, their identification using colour, cap shape, size and texture, gills and smell, their use in evaluating the significance of grassland sites and current management advice for waxcap-grassland. There will be a mix of indoor work and time out in the field.

This event is being run in partnership with the National Trust at Lyme Park and as part of the South West Peak Glorious Grasslands project.

Sign-up and Event Info:

When: Sunday 15 October 2017 from 10:00 to 15:00
What to bring: Suitable outdoor clothing & a packed lunch.
Cost: The event will be free, however, National Trust parking fees will apply at £8/day.