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Are blanket bogs VIP enough for a House of Commons reception? Of course they are!

Fri 28 Sep 2018

The sun shone and the sphagnum moss made it through security as collaborators and new companions of Moors for the Partnership came together in London to celebrate and showcase partnership work. Severn Trent Water hosted a reception in the Members Dining Room of the House of Commons on behalf of

Young, wild and free: new youth group for local teens to experience Peak District National Park

Fri 31 Aug 2018

A brand new Peak District junior ranger group is set to give local young people the opportunity to learn vital conservation skills in the heart of the UK’s first National Park.With a special focus on moorland habitats and their vital benefits, this free group for 11 to 18 year olds

The wandering wader watcher: a chat with Kevin Shepherd

Tue 21 Aug 2018

If you’re a frequent visitor to the world of birds, you may have heard of Kevin Shepherd before. He’s one half of the duo that devised the ‘Brown and Shepherd’ Upland Bird Survey technique back in the 1990s as a way to find out what birds lived on the moors.

Summer 2018 MoorNEWS out now

Wed 15 Aug 2018

The Summer 2018 edition of our newsletter, MoorNEWS is available to read online now.You can find out more about the summer moorland wildfires, the latest conservation works taking place, and read some staff stories.Read it online.

Longstanding Peak District volunteer on fire-fighting frontline

Fri 27 Jul 2018

The embers of burning flames that have ripped across the moorlands of the Peak District National Park and South Pennines throughout June and July are now in-hand, with fire crews and volunteers gradually stepping down for a very well deserved rest.As conservation staff start to assess the scale of the

Celebrating moorland that inspired literary masterpiece Wuthering Heights on bicentenary of Emily Brontë’s birth

Wed 25 Jul 2018

The South Pennine moors that inspired fictional masterpiece Wuthering Heights have changed dramatically in the 200 years since its author, Emily Brontë, was born.Literary fans across the globe are gearing up to commemorate the middle Brontë sister on the bicentenary of her birth on Monday 30th July.Little did Brontë know

Working in wild places: a chat with Tony Rogers

Fri 20 Jul 2018

20 July 2018“I love the South Pennines and Peak District moors. Even on the coldest, wettest days when the wind is howling, they are still magic places. The moors want you to know who’s in charge and it’s always them” says Tony Rogers, a Moors for the Future Partnership research

Free app teaches children about wildfire prevention and bog conservation

Wed 18 Jul 2018

Free app teaches children about wildfire prevention! With the risk of moorland wildfires remaining high, Moors for the Future Partnership has released a game to help children learn about the importance of wet boggy moors in preventing wildfires from spreading. The game centres around Lizzy the Lizard, a moorland critter

Summer of flying for our unmanned aerial vehicle in the Peak District and South Pennines

Wed 18 Jul 2018

Members of our team are set to be flying high as they get their unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) surveys underway this week, to monitor the impacts of our conservation works on upland blanket bogs.The team will be working alongside Nottingham Trent University and Yorkshire Peat Partnership to fly the UAV

Operation FireWatch underway in the Peak District National Park

Fri 29 Jun 2018

The Peak District National Park Authority has implemented Operation FireWatch in collaboration with the Moors for the Future Partnership.Staff from the National Park, partner organisations and volunteers are in place at moorland vantage points throughout the National Park to look out for fires.The hot, dry weather means that ground conditions

Going the extra (10) miles to heal the landscapes you love

Tue 19 Jun 2018

Going the extra (10) miles to heal the landscapes you lovePeak District National Park staff are going the extra mile to raise money for vital conservation work in the Peak District.Bog of DoomSounding like something out of the Lord of the Rings, the ‘Bog of Doom’ on Cut Gate bridleway

Spring 2018 MoorNEWS out now

Thu 17 May 2018

The Spring 2018 edition of our newsletter, MoorNEWS is available to read online now.You can find out more about our conservation work, planting sphagnum moss on Kinder, and a new £7 million government grant.Read it online.You can also sign up to receive future copies straight to your inbox.

From Buxton to the Borders – £7m Government grant allows new moorland conservation work to get underway

Tue 15 May 2018

A new injection of Government cash will help support the restoration of England’s iconic peatlands.Two successful bids in the north will fund peatland conservation from the Peak District to the Scottish border. The vast project area spans almost 4,200 hectares; the same size as more than 6,700 football pitches.Northern greenhouseA

Conservation numbers: It was a Personal Best for some, a Season Best for others, and maybe even a National Record for the Partnership!

Fri 04 May 2018

The winter of 2017-2018 definitely had a bite and it took a while for spring to finally arrive. But the Partnership’s conservation teams take nothing lying down and made sure they bit back! Across the Peak District and South Pennines:6100 bags of heather brash were flown and dropped by helicopter.

The green fingered scientists

Fri 04 May 2018

Moors for the Future Partnership scientists, Tom Spencer and Dave Chandler, have led a huge effort by volunteers and staff to plant 15,000 sphagnum plants on a monitoring site on Kinder during the harsh winter and spring of 2018. The site was a two hour hike from the roadside, with

Watch again: wildfire webinars

Fri 04 May 2018

Learn from industry experts about research into wildfires, and partnership work to help reduce them As part of our MoorLIFE 2020 project, we coordinated two webinars alongside Europarc Atlantic Isles on the subject of wildfires. Fires in the wild can have devastating effects on both people and animals.Uncontrolled fires on

British uplands photographic competition winners announced

Tue 01 May 2018

Family adventures and a 5000 foot selfie top the judge’s listMoors for the Future Partnership have announced the winners of their 2018 photo competition.The winning images showcase Britain’s upland landscapes – including mountains, moorlands and bogs – and feature people having some amazing adventures.Judges Kate MacRae and Jack Perks chose

460m of popular Peak District bridleway restored

Wed 25 Apr 2018

A badly degraded Peak District route popular with walkers, bikers and horse riders has enjoyed some TLC. The Cutthroat track, just off the A57 Snake Pass near the Ladybower dam, suffers from its popularity. Water running off the moors and lots of visitor traffic means that sections of the pathway

Survey of Peak District birds to take flight

Tue 20 Mar 2018

A head-count of birds that live on Peak District National Park moors will take place this summer, for the first time in 14 years. The vast landscape provides a vital home to special birds. These include golden plover, curlew, merlin, twite, dunlin, short-eared owl, red grouse, skylark, and meadow pipit.

Celebrating 15 years of mending moorland at the heart of the UK

Tue 20 Feb 2018

A team of organisations that helps beloved landscapes at the heart of the UK is celebrating its 15th anniversary with 15 unique events.The Moors for the Future Partnership commemorates its crystal anniversary this month but is extending celebrations throughout 2018.A special event took place in Edale on Friday 16th February

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