South West Peak Landscape Partnership grant for Boundary Walk

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31st March 2021

CPRE Peak District and South Yorkshire has been awarded a Community Grant of £4,000 from the South West Peak Landscape Partnership and the National Lottery Heritage Fund to develop the Peak District Boundary Walk.

The grant will enable CPRE Peak District and South Yorkshire to work with local residents, community groups and businesses to raise awareness of the Boundary Walk and the benefits it brings.The Peak District Boundary Walk is a 200-mile route around the edge of the Peak District National Park. Five of the 20 stages of the Boundary Walk are in the South West Peak region, stretching from Waterfall to Buxton via Tittesworth Reservoir, Wildboarclough, Bollington and Whaley Bridge. Friends of the Peak District developed the Boundary Walk to encourage people to understand and appreciate the outstanding natural beauty of the Peak District National Park and inspire them to cherish and protect it. Since the launch of the Boundary Walk in 2017 it has been warmly welcomed by walkers.

As part of the grant from the South West Peak Landscape Partnership and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, CPRE Peak District and South Yorkshire will engage with local residents and community groups to encourage them to explore the Boundary Walk and enjoy and appreciate their local countryside. CPRE Peak District and South Yorkshire will also connect with local businesses along the route to help them benefit from welcoming walkers to the area. In addition, the project will provide volunteering opportunities for people in the region to get together and gain new skills. Volunteers will help to monitor and maintain the route and become local ambassadors for the walk.

CPRE Peak District and South Yorkshire is keen to hear from anyone who would like to get involved. Please email pdbw@cprepeakandsyorks.org.uk 

Commenting on the project, Tomo Thompson, Chief Executive, CPRE Peak District and South Yorkshire, said: “We’re delighted to be able to develop the Peak District Boundary Walk in the South West Peak. We hope that by getting involved with the project, residents and businesses in the region will feel more connected to the walk and its diverse and unique landscape, and ultimately with their local countryside – learning about it, caring about it and helping to protect it.”

To find out more about the Peak District Boundary Walk, visit: Peak District Boundary Walk – CPRE Peak District and South Yorkshire (cprepdsy.org.uk)

To learn more about the South West Peak Landscape Partnership head over to: www.southwestpeak.co.uk

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