Our Partners

Moors for the Future is a partnership organisation that since 2003 has been working across the Peak District and South Pennines to protect the most degraded landscape in Europe.

The work of the partnership to protect peat moorland is delivered by the Moors for the Future staff team through the Peak District National Park Authority as the lead and accountable body.

It is supported through its partners including the Environment Agency, Natural England, National Trust, RSPB, Severn Trent Water, United Utilities, Yorkshire Water, Pennine Prospects and representatives of the moorland owner and farming community.

Moors for the Future was originally established by funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

More information and links to the websites of our partners can be found below.



We work closely with others to keep the National Park a special place for residents and visitors. We aim to keep the best and make changes for the better, so that future generations have the chance to continue to enjoy its beauty. Moors for the Future is playing an important part in conserving and enhancing important landscapes, while raising awareness and understanding of why the area - with its rare habitat and outstanding wildlife - is so important.


The National Trust is an independent charity that relies upon the help of members and supporters to conserve 'special places' across the country. We work to protect and care for these special places to benefit people and the nation. In the Peak District, we look after several important moorland areas, where we're working hard to conserve and restore their precious wildlife and peat bogs, their rich cultural heritage and high environmental quality whilst also promoting sustainable public access, recreation and enjoyment.


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Natural England works for people, places and nature to conserve and enhance biodiversity, landscapes and wildlife in rural, urban, coastal and marine areas. We conserve and enhance the natural environment for its intrinsic value, the wellbeing and enjoyment of people, and the economic prosperity it brings. We increase opportunities to make the natural environment an enriching part of people’s everyday lives, and improve its long term security by contributing to the sustainable management of our natural resources.



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To collect the water needed for drinking, United Utilities owns 56,000 hectares of catchment land in the north west of England. 10,000 hectares lie within the Peak District. Much of it is internationally important heather moorland and designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

We aim to manage this land in a way that balances the interests of land users, biodiversity and protection of water sources. Large areas of the moor are eroding which has an impact on raw water quality in terms of colour and sediments arising from the exposed fragile peat soil.


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Severn Trent Water supplies essential Water services such as drinking water and all sewerage services to millions of homes and businesses across the Midlands and beyond. Around eight million people across the Midlands receive their water and sewerage services from the company, activities which lay the foundation for STW's extensive work in the conservation of landscape and biodiversity. The company owns and manages 20,000 hectares of land and water in England and Wales and launched its Biodiversity Action Plan in 1999.


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We are the leading public body for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales. It's our job to make sure that air, land and water are looked after by everyone in today's society, so that tomorrow's generations inherit a cleaner, healthier world.


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We manage the collection, treatment and distribution of water in Yorkshire, supplying around 1.24 billion litres of drinking water each day - that's a lot of water.

At the same time we also collect, treat and dispose of about one billion litres of waste water safely back into the environment.



We’re saving threatened birds and wildlife across the UK and overseas. With your support, we are creating a world richer in nature.


Pennine Prospects is a unique rural regeneration company created in 2005 as a champion for the South Pennines.

We are an award-winning partnership organisation delivering a wide range of projects aimed at promoting, protecting and enhancing the built, natural and cultural heritage of the South Pennines.

As a company we are strongly committed to sustainable development and enable partner organisations, local residents and businesses to maximise the benefit of the area’s rich natural, cultural and heritage assets.


Our Partners

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