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.

Meet the Author: The Land That Made Us

14 November 2019

A new book about farming history by Peak District writers and photographers Christine Gregory and Sheila Hine has been published. Christine will be at the Castleton Visitors Centre on Saturday 23rd November from 11 to 3pm to sign books and talk about her work on the Wildlife of Derbyshire.

The Land That Made Us: The Peak District Farmer’s Story tells the tale of 80 years of farming in the South West Peak - the area extending from Lyme Park in the north, to Onecote in the south, and from Macclesfield in the west, to Buxton in the east.

Sheila Hine and Christine Gregory have collected stories told by local farmers and land managers who have lived and worked in this landscape for generations.

Gregory Book Signing Castleton