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South Pennines Watershed Landscape Project

Eu Landscape Award 2012-2013. UK Candidate

The South Pennines Watershed Landscape Project seeks to tell the story of the landscape in terms of both the historic and natural environment. Located between Leeds and Manchester, more than a million people live in or around the South Pennine uplands yet they can still feel remote, wild and exhilarating. This unique landscape has been an inspiration to artists and writers from the Brontes to Ted Hughes. There are significant pressures, e.g, our peat resources are in the front line of our battle to mitigate climate change. Engaging local communities through projects based on science, archaeology and creative arts has improved understanding of the value of the landscape. Managed by Pennine Prospects (a rural regeneration non-Government organisation), working with volunteers and providing training has enabled more people to be directly involved in caring for and managing this fragile landscape.

Information curated by:
Fondazione Landscapefor (2015-2024)

Geographic coordinates:
53.745462° -2.158127°

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