Media Resources

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Listen while you hike with these personal guided walks

13 August 2015

Walkers visiting some of the Peak District’s and South Pennine’s most dramatic locations can now have their own virtual guide to bring the landscape to life thanks to a series…

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Successful 5-year conservation project protects 2,500 hectares of moorland

24 July 2015

The success of an ambitious five-year landscape-scale restoration project to revitalise vast areas of important moorland habitat is being celebrated. Since 2010 the MoorLIFE project, supported by €5m from the…

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Four free to download moorland-themed apps launched

10 July 2015

Discovering more about the beautiful moorland landscape, its wildlife and vegetation is now much easier thanks to four new free smartphone apps. The apps are the first moorland-themed identification guides…

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MoorLIFE conference demonstrates benefits of partnership working

12 May 2015

Results from the successful MoorLIFE project show the benefits of partnership working. The well-attended final conference, ‘An Integrated Approach to Upland Biodiversity Conservation’ in March, highlighted the impressive results of…

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MoorLIFE conservation works concluded with sphagnum, slime and a team selfie

09 April 2015

On the last two days of March, Moors for the Future staff and volunteers worked against the clock alongside contractors to put the final touches to conservation works for…

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Forever blowing bubbles - our dipwell campaign starts today

18 September 2014

The science team’s annual dipwell campaign starts today – measuring  water levels at monitoring sites across the Peak District and South Pennines. Today, a team of thirty-two staff and dedicated…

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Fire awareness campaign lights up Peak District moors

27 August 2014

The UK’s first real-time fire risk map has been launched by the Moors for the Future Partnership as part of a campaign to prevent wildfires destroying rare Peak District habitats.…

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Moors for the Future Partnership - a lesson for others says Lord Smith

22 July 2014

Millions of people who watched Stage 2 of the Tour de France on TV may have taken for granted the lush moorlands on Holme Moss as the cyclists rushed over…

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Journey through our history with the Tour de Yorkshire

03 July 2014

The start of this year's Tour de France will pass through iconic moorlands of the South Pennines and Peak District National Park before heading for the end of the first two…

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New audio tours of South Pennine moors

26 June 2014

Walkers can download an audio guide before they upload their rucksack to discover that Romans tramped the very path beneath their feet as they hike the South Pennine moors.  Two…

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A heather haircut for Stanage keeps moorland crowning glory in good shape

30 September 2013

Update: work due to start 16th November. Heather on a popular moorland spot near to Stanage Edge in the Peak District National Park will be getting a haircut in the…

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Earthrise filming on Peak District Moors

13 August 2013

We recently took a production team for the environmental television show Earthrise onto the moors at Bleaklow to show them our ground-breaking conservation work – which is helping save the…

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School pupils shine in MoorLIFE competition

15 July 2013

Schoolchildren brought their prize-winning stories to life with shadow puppets, acting and animation in a competition to depict “Bringing life back to the moors.”

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Be Fire Aware with MoorLIFE

19 June 2013

Visitors to the Peak District National Park can learn how to be fire aware with two new games in visitor centres. The games are the first phase of the…

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Schools competition

27 March 2013

Students encouraged to get creative … and bring their moor to life! We've launched a new competition to encourage school students to think creatively about the uniqueness of moorland habitats. …

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Moss capsules set for take-off

25 March 2013

New revegetation technique could revolutionise upland restoration We’re working on a ground-breaking project to spread millions of sphagnum moss capsules by helicopter in one of our most ambitious ventures to…

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Listen while you walk

13 December 2012

Walkers can add a fascinating new dimension to their experience of two of the Peak District’s most dramatic and iconic locations – Bleaklow and Black Hill – with two brand…

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Bleaklow gully blocking completed

20 November 2012

This year's round of gully blocking on Bleaklow in the Peak District National Park was completed on 13th November.

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Your moors need you!

13 November 2012

Did you know that you could help save our local moors – Rishworth Common and Turley Holes - by volunteering for one of the largest moorland conservation initiatives in Europe…

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Moors for the Future on Newsround

01 October 2012

Last week the CBBC Newsround team, Peak District National Park Authority Chief Executive Jim Dixon and local MP Angela Smith visited Black Hill to mark the start of our innovative…

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Millions of moss ‘beads’ airlifted to restore Peak District and South Pennine moors

24 September 2012

A groundbreaking new approach to moorland conservation starts this week as we begin airlifting 150 million ‘beads’ of Sphagnum moss to help bring life back to the Peak District and…

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Inspiring people to care for our beautiful moorlands

29 August 2012

We have installed new information panels at Crowden car park, close to Black Hill and Torside car park at the foot of Bleaklow. The illustrated panels will give locals and…

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Moorland gardening on a grand scale

22 August 2012

Last week 38,000 plants were flown and planted out by hand on Kinder Scout, in the first round of a winter programme of work that will see 300,000 new native…

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Groundbreaking research that goes with the flow

20 August 2012

As part of an innovative new project to monitor the effects of gully blocking on the traverse of water across the Bleaklow plateau, we have just installed the second of…

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Five thousand dams this winter

26 March 2012

Moors for the Future have put in place almost 5,000 dams at sites across the Peak District. The work was started in November and our teams have been out in all weathers from bright…

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Field Guide to Sphagnum mosses chart

14 March 2012

A Field Guide to Sphagnum mosses chart has been produced in association with the IUCN UK Peatland Programme, the Field Studies Council, the Heather Trust and MoorLIFE, an EU LIFE+ project…

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16 January 2012

The South Pennine moors will turn green and healthy once more as one of the largest landscape conservation projects in the UK airlifts and spreads 5,500 bulk-bags of heather brash (cuttings)…

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Festive gathering for MoorLIFE volunteers

14 December 2011

MoorLIFE volunteers met at Coopers Café in Edale to celebrate the scientific evidence they have collected from local moors in Derbyshire and the Peak District Thousands of vegetation and water…

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Giant nets capture new life for Bleaklow

27 October 2011

MoorLIFE, one of the largest conservation projects in the UK, is now spreading thirty-three kilometres (more than twenty miles) of geo-textile netting on to the moor surface of Bleaklow to…

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MoorLIFE project is bringing life back to the bogs

11 October 2011

Eminent British ecologist Professor Sir John Lawton visits MoorLIFE conservation site, Black Hill. It was, perhaps, an unlikely venue for a VIP visit.   White cloud was swirling around the damp…

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Where tractors fear to tread!

25 February 2011

Helicopters play a vital role in the conservation of moorland resources If you are out and about in the Peak District National Park or the South Pennine area until the…

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