The Peak District and South Pennine moors are sandwiched between large cities including Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds. They offer stunning, wide open spaces perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of nearby metropolises. They’re also very easily accessible to everyone - the Peak District is just an hour’s drive away for one third of the UK population.
These blanket bog moors are popular with visitors for a range of outdoor activities from walking and fell running to climbing, horse riding and mountain biking.
From the history of prehistoric settlements, the wonder of stone tools from the Neolithic and Bronze Age to the awe-inspiring natural world and exhilarating sports, there are many discoveries to be made across these stunning landscapes.
As well as huge benefits including carbon capture and flood risk mitigation, conservation work also improves the visual appearance of the landscape and provides a habitat for unique animals.
Getting out into the natural world is also proven to significantly improve people’s mental health, so greener, lusher landscapes with opportunities to spot wildlife and enjoy your favourite activity may really help you to feel much happier!
Moors for the Future Partnership endeavours to inspire people to love and value these places. If you’d like to get out and about on the moors learn more about visiting here.
Or find out how you can help with our conservation efforts here.