• Pennine Prospects The South Pennines
  • Pennine Prospects The South Pennines
  • Pennine Prospects The South Pennines
  • Pennine Prospects The South Pennines
  • Pennine Prospects The South Pennines
  • Pennine Prospects The South Pennines


New leaflet warns of growing wildfire danger

An archaeological survey of blaze affected areas of Ilkley Moor is being mounted as new advice is published to combat the upsurge in wildfires across the South Pennines. Find out more

South Pennines Park: a landscape for the future, a space for everyone

An exciting opportunity has arisen to help shape the future of the beautiful South Pennines landscape and its communities, especially young people. With support from Calderdale Council, Pennine Prospects is looking for an exceptional person to help deliver a 12 month development phase of an innovative project ‘A virtual South Pennines – a healthy way to do IT!’

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Mini-FLY! – 25 MAY

Mini-FLY! as part of the Canal and River Trust Pop-Up Canal Festival. 25th May 2019, 11:00-16:00. Come make and fly a kite in Calder Holmes park in Hebden Bridge.

Archaeology walk of Walker Fold Wood 6 JULY

The rescheduled archaeology walk of Walker Fold Wood, Smithills Estate, Bolton will take place on Saturday 6th July at 10am from the Winter Fold Carpark: Find out more

Long Wood Community Excavation 16-19 JULY

Learn the skills of an archaeologist and help us to explore the First World War trenches in Long Wood, Copley, Calderdale Find out more

Be Fire Aware and Protect our Moors.

Wildfires destroy internationally important habitat. Call 999 if you see any smoke or fire on the moors. Please report it immediately to the fire services.

Help prevent wildfires:

Reduce the chances of wildfire by following these simple rules:

- Do not light barbecues, campfires or cigarettes on or near to moors

- Take all your litter home with you.

- Observe any access restrictions, as these are temporary measures

Controlled burning

Land managers sometimes carry out controlled burning. This only takes place after 1st October and before 15th April.
If you see a fire, report it by calling 999. Wildfires can break out at any time of year, so don’t assume it’s a controlled burn.

Follow the moorland visitors’ code

- Be safe; plan ahead and follow any signs.

- Protect plants and animals.

- Leave gates and property as you find them.

- Consider other people including farmers.

- Take your litter home.

Keep dogs under close control. By law you must control your dog so it does not scare farm animals or wildlife. During lambing and bird nesting season, 1st March-31st July, you must keep your dog on a lead on most areas of open country and common land.

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A landscape for the future: made in the South Pennines

A blueprint for the future of the South Pennines was outlined on Friday, 15 February to the man charged by the Government with reviewing the nation’s protected landscapes.

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The South Pennines: ‘Through the Lens’ South Pennines’ Photographic Competition 2019

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EXPLORE! The South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival 2019 Event Registration

Want to hold an event at the 2019 South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival, which runs from Saturday 7 September – Sunday 22 September 2019?

Please follow this link for a registration form.

What does the South Pennines mean to you?

Thank you for all your contributions. Congratulations to Lucca Minopoi and Olver Taylor and who submitted the winning entries for the under 16 and over 16 categories for a Facebook competition we did recently about what the Pennines means to people.

“The South Pennines means Life. Space, Oxygen, Water, Wildlife, Nature, Light, Dark, it has it all. It seems as one from afar but when I am there it’s so diverse. I am on land but up in the skies, so much to see and do especially as I enjoy photography. I can walk, cycle and run for miles and miles on the track. I like that, I feel safe with no cars or pollution – including light pollution so I can also use my telescope. Huge rocks to stand upon and reservoirs to walk along. Best of all it’s a fine landscape for wildlife which is in increasing danger in towns below. It needs to be protected.”
Lucca Minopoli, (14).

“That unmatchable feeling of heading out, boots laced, map in hand but no fixed destination, from valley bustle by hidden clough and ancient wood, via hillside hamlet, pleasant pasture, burbling brook and secret stile to timeless moor and views galore. That.”
Oliver Taylor

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Lottery funded logo

Efforts to create a South Pennines Regional Park moved a step closer today with the award of a £183,500 grant to Pennine Prospects, the area’s regeneration agency
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The South Pennines Regional Park : A people’s park for the 21st century.

Pennine Prospects will be working with our partners over the coming year to develop the concept of a Regional Park – a people’s park for the 21st century. Find out more about our proposals here

South Pennines Regional Park: Statement of Intent (PDF download)

Download a map of the South Pennines Heritage Area