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 Pennine Way walkers a taste of what to expect, with photos of wildlife and landscape-scale moorland restoration works, aerial maps, as well as a reminder of the moorland code and how we can all care for these wild and stunning places.
These locations have been chosen to inspire local people and visitors alike in valuing and caring for our moorlands, which are of local and European importance. The work has been funded by the MoorLIFE project.
Fiona Draisey, Area Ranger in the North of the National Park welcomes the new panels.‘These new panels are a great addition,' she said, 'particularly at Crowden, where the MoorLIFE project has enabled us to remove an old and damaged panel and replace with a new and informative one. This will improve visitor experience as well as increase their understanding of why moorlands are important to us all.’
Other MoorLIFE raising awareness panels and boards are also sited in the South Pennines at Rishworth Common and Turley Holes.
MoorLIFE is co-funded by the European Union’s LIFE+ Programme and delivered by the Moors for the Future Partnership. Partners include: Environment Agency, Natural England, National Trust, Peak District National Park Authority, United Utilities and Yorkshire Water.