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.

Project summary

Bigger, Better & More Connected worked to ensure that everyone in the Landscape Partnership communicated with the community and to visitors in a way that made sense and was easily understood. The mission of this project was to create jargon free interpretation programmes, to promote our wonderful projects and help people understand more about the South West Peak.

We also wanted to involve as many people as possible in our varied projects not only through volunteering, but also through our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts. We wanted to encourage people to take action in large and small ways throughout the duration of the Partnership.

This project also sought volunteers to assist in video editing to help promote the goals of all our projects. We offered support and assistance to those interested.

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What we did

  • Trained staff and volunteers on a wide variety of topics led by subject matter experts
  • Produced educational materials for schools and community groups covering all our projects
  • Encouraged education and interest in the challenges and triumphs of the South West Peak
  • Helped people better understand the complex and living landscape that makes up the South West Peak

How people got involved

  • We directed people online to Goyt Valley Visitor Information.
  • We encouraged people to: Take Only Pictures and Leave Only Footprints when out walking.
  • We signposted people to online visitor information about The Roaches.
  • And we encouraged people to speak to SWP staff when out and about.



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Our partners

  • Cheshire Wildlife Trust
  • Environment Agency
  • Historic England
  • Natural England
  • Peak District National Park Authority
  • RSPB
  • Staffordshire Wildlife Trusts
  • United Utilities