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.

Buxton WW Logo

In 2021 South West Peak Landscape Partnership, Buxton Civic Association and Transition Buxton joined forces to launch the first ever ‘Buxton Wild Weeks’ to bring together local schools and the community to support wildlife.

Check out the event promo video by clicking here.

Buxton Wild Weeks 2022 – Have your say! – What opportunities would you like to see as part of next year’s Buxton Wild Weeks? Tell us anonymously here. (link

Celebrating all that is wild about Buxton, 2021.

Buxton Wild Weeks are all about awareness, appreciation and action. Local schools are invited to take part and devote some or all of their learning time to wildlife and sustainability. We can bring these focus areas in to all areas of the curriculum and schools will be supported to do this through an online resource along with visits to the school (virtual if required) from our three organisations. Schools will also be able to share their experiences with each other and with us thorough this online resource.

“Through the partnership we are arranging two weeks when local school children will do environmental activities. Our aim is to build awareness and appreciation for the local environment as well as identify opportunities for action. We will be encouraging everyone to connect with, enjoy and support their local wildlife. Thanks to funding from the Bingham Trust, we will have biodiversity kits for schools and the community to borrow to help them discover the wildlife in their school grounds and local area.”

Buxton Wild Weeks 2021 summary

Wild Week 1 - May

Well we did it! The May wild week was planned and delivered with the help of 14 people from our various organisations. Along with staff at Harpur Hill, Fairfield Endowed and Buxton Juniors who took part by devoting their school week to Wild Week activities.

Young people enjoyed a packed timetable of activities, and we're very proud of our Wild Week 1 achievements:

· The team delivered 25 sessions to 916 young people.
· 197 young people took part in a conservation activity totalling 275 hours of their time!

It would not have been possible without the people who gave up their time to support planning and leading of all these session so a wild THANK YOU to all involved

We’re collecting data on nature connectedness and will share this info after the second week. We ran nature connectedness sessions at 3 sites (Cunningdale, Ferneydale and Grin Low Wood) along with delivering sessions on school grounds building insect habitats, creating survey equipment from waste items, exploring natural artefacts and wild play.

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Admiring Water Avens:
Pupils from Fairfield Endowed Junior School at Cunningdale SSSI commented that when they had been before all they had seen was dandelions. Now they realise there’s so much more to be seen!

Nature Table
Detective skills required for the Nature Table at Buxton Junior School.

Wild Week 2 - July

Sadly we weren't able to deliver our second Wild Week as planned due to COVID but we still managed to deliver a range of activities around Buxton in the second part of 2021.  A big thank you to everyone who got involved.

Even with the uncertainty of the COVID situation we did have support from a range of volunteers who all valued the experience.

SWPLP volunteer Frankie said,

‘I thoroughly enjoyed my involvement volunteering with Buxton Wild Week. The staff & other volunteers were a joy to work with. Great to spend a fun time with other people who share love of nature. It was a lot of fun working with the school children. You don’t need any special knowledge to volunteer- just a love of nature & of spending time with an enthusiastic team & youngsters who love doing their bit for the natural world. I’d highly recommend it’

Sending best wishes 
The Buxton Wild Week team!

Who's working on this project?

Jackie Wragg

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Our partners

  • Peak District National Park Authority