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

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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white-clawed crayfish

Win a 2022 Calendar in National Lottery Open Week, March 19 to 27

17 March 2022

We have ten beautiful South West Peak 2022 calendars up for grabs in National Lottery Open Week, from March 19 to 27.

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