• 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


Peak District National Park urges care over wild fires following major blaze

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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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Vacancy – Administration Assistant

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Administration Assistant to support Pennine Prospects and a new team who will help to shape the future of the beautiful South Pennines landscape and its communities. Find out more

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

Thank you to everyone that contributed to making both FLY! The South Pennines Kite Festival and the Walk and Ride Festival such a success. Please link to our Facebook pages for more up to date information and lots of lovely photos of the events. If you have any feedback you would like to add please message on Facebook or by email to Adele Adams, Pennine Prospects

Visit our Facebook page @FLYKiteFestival

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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

Yorkshire Water United Utilities Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council National Farmers Union
South Pennines Association Lancashire County Council Pennine Heritage Kirklees Council Calderdale Council
Bradford District Council Northern Rail Natural England Environment Agency The National Trust