Moors for the Future Partnership welcomed core partner, the Environment Agency, onto the moors of the Peak District National Park this month to take a closer look at the successes achieved as part of the partnership. During the site visit, the Partnership walked along the Cutthroat Track to Derwent Edge, a bridleway that was restored in 2018 as part of the Private Lands Portfolio.

Visit to Cutthroat Track with Environment Agency

Those attending the site visit to Cutthroat bridleway included Environment Agency Board Member John Lelliott OBE, Environment Planning & Engagement Manager Brian Hemmings, Area Director Louise Creswell and Trent Regional Flood & Coastal Committee Chair Vij Randeniya, and presented a great opportunity to take a look at the scale of moorland restoration works that have already been put into practice and the positive results from past collaborative projects. The wet weather that has been present throughout June was highly relevant as conversations turned towards flood risk, the Environment Agency’s Draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy, natural flood management and the important role that the moors play in water quality.

An excellent day on the moors that drew attention to the ongoing achievements of partnership working.