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

Important information for farmers about the transition from the Common Agricultural Policy to the UK’s Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme as we come out of the EU.

Click Here to view the Agricultural transition plan 2021 to 2024 (PDF)

Click Here to view the Farming is changing in England from 1 January 2021 booklet, which was produced with farmers and land owners in mind (PDF).

Future Farmscapes worked to build stronger relationships between farmers, communities, and conservation organisations throughout the South West Peak.  

This project was supported by two Farm Link Workers (Andrew and David) who were experts in communicating the ideas of conservation and relating these concepts to the people living and working in the area. They provided an essential link between our other projects, such as Slowing the Flow, Glorious Grasslands or Working for Waders (among many others) and local individuals or groups interested in working with the Partnership.

Looking for some useful tips, tools and advice on slurry and manure management? Check out this page from our friends at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Archived here for your information:

Click Here to View the Local Farm Grant Information Sheet

Click Here to View the Local Farm Grant Application Packet

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What we did

  • Improved relationships between landowners, farmers and others living, working or visiting the South West Peak
  • Offered opportunities for farmers and residents to be involved in making decisions about what got funding and where projects happened
  • 20 farm grants were awarded to achieve 26 project elements
  • Employed individuals from the South West Peak understood the important issues affecting residents and visitors
  • Forged strong ties between land managers and conservation groups evidenced by multiple project activity on 46 different landholdings, with advice and management interventions for multiple interest features which had a wider benefit for landscape and ecosystem services.
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The capital works completed will leave a legacy on the landscape of the SWP

The 50 wader plans that the farm link workers played a pivotal role in delivering, have improved knowledge amongst local landowners and volunteer wader wardens

Experience gained in practical skills by the volunteers, such as tree and hedge planting

A wide range of capital works: wader scrapes, ponds, riparian fencing, archaeological features restored (e.g. stone bridges, sheep folds) grassland restoration, anti-predator fencing

A range of species and habitat enhancement work has taken place which will have a long-lasting legacy in the area:

  • Grasslands – species rich hay meadows restored, managed and created
  • Crayfish translocated to ark sites
  • Riparian habitat water quality improvements
  • Curlew, lapwing and snipe management and habitat improvement
  • Woodland creation, restoration and management


Who's working on this project?

Andrew Farmer

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David Cooper

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Our partners

  • Peak District National Park Authority
  • Peak District National Park Foundation