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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

Blanket bog conservation work features in new Spanish research book

Mon 19 Feb 2018

A newly published book is sharing guidance and information about peatland conservation across the world.International experts share their insights into the identification, description, restoration and protection of peat bogs including in Canada, Spain and France. The book has been produced as part of Sustainable Ordunte, an EU LIFE+ funded project

February MoorNEWS out now

Tue 13 Feb 2018

The February edition of our newsletter, MoorNEWS is available to read online now.You can find out more about our conservation work, the UAV being used for landscape-scale research, and why we are monitoring our own carbon footprint.Read it online.You can also sign up to receive future copies straight to your

Fantastic figures for conservation

Mon 12 Feb 2018

Our conservation team is always busy and 2017 showed no signs of slowing down. Check out these figures from September- December 2017 to give you an idea of how much work takes place. (Science speak: a hectare is roughly the same size as a football field!) Bleaklow Land owned by

Work to repair a stretch of popular Peak District bridleway set to get underway

Mon 22 Jan 2018

Repair works to protect wildlife and moorland habitat are set to begin on the Cutthroat track bridleway.The Moors for the Future Partnership is delivering works for and on behalf of the owner of the popular route, on the Moscar Estate. The site sits near to Ladybower Reservoir, just off the

Defra’s 25 year Environment Plan is good news for peatlands

Thu 11 Jan 2018

Moors for the Future Partnership welcomes the inclusion of peatlands in Defra’s 25 Year Environment Plan which was released today. The proposal announces the intention to deliver a new ambitious framework for peat restoration in England. The Partnership has been working since 2003 to protect the most degraded peatland landscape

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