Space to breathe and play

Moorlands play an important role in our health and well-being

They’re places where millions of people relax, explore and enjoy a sense of space

We encourage people to enjoy these places responsibly, to protect them for generations to come

Blanket bogs are worth protecting because they are vast open spaces where people can enjoy nature, wildlife and space.

Space to breathe

The Peak District and South Pennine moors are sandwiched between large cities including Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds. They’re accessible for lots of people - 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.

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The Peak District is just an hour’s drive away for one third of the UK population

Adventure awaits

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 wildlife.

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 benefit the people who live nearby and who visit.

Moors for the Future Partnership endeavors to inspire people to love and value these places, and to look after them. 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.

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