Outdoor Leader Training
South West Peak Mosaic Champions and Peak Wise People

Do you love the countryside?
Could you train to lead groups and support others in visits to the countryside?


1.Be available for the training (Training and travel to venues is free)

*April Saturday 13th: Introduction to Peakwise People Training
*June Saturday 8th: Navigation Training  
*June 22nd and 23rd: Residential - Get to know the South West Peak
*July 6th and 7th: Residential - Planning your visit and meet the mentors

2.Be a member of or represent a group from one of the following:

*Young People aged between 18-25
*People from a BME community
*People with a life-limiting illness and/or disability
*People living with deprivation

3. Live in or represent a group from one of the following areas (East of the Peak District National Park):


4. You must be over 18

5. Trips must take place in the South West Peak area of the Peak District National Park

Our aim is to encourage more people to visit the South West Peak and we are offering training to give people the confidence to lead groups from their own community to places in the South West Peak.
The training will include visiting places you might like to take groups to, writing risk assessments, what to pack in your bag for groups, navigation, ecology, history and farming in the area. Each person will then have a mentor who will help them plan their first visit.

We then expect each person to bring about 10 people to the South West Peak on two occasions. There will be up to £200 available to spend for each trip for transport and activities.

How to apply
Please send an email to SWP@peakdistrict.gov.uk by 9am Monday 8th April
Let us know in no more than 200 words
About you: Name, contact details, D.O.B
Who you would bring: family, friends or group
Activities - give us an idea of what you would like to do: walking, cycling, visit an historic location, voluntary work, wildlife watching.

South West Peak Landscape Partnership

The South West Peak Landscape Partnership is a group of organisations working to restore, protect, and improve the landscape of the South West Peak. With the Peak District National Park Authority as lead partner and with the support of the National  Lottery Heritage Fund this 5-year scheme (with benefits reaching far beyond that time) will work with local communities to build stronger connections with the landscape and with each other. The Partnership aims to enhance ecosystem services, the benefits we all get from the natural environment, and support sustainable farming in the area.

For more information about the South West Peak Landscape Partnership and who we are click here.

To learn more about the South West Peak Mosaic project click here.

SWP Heritage Fund

Who's working on this project?

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Our partners

  • Peak District National Park Authority