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Peak District Voices

Peak District Voices

The Peak District National Park is a truly inspiring place, and the tales told by the area’s people are every bit as varied, intriguing and wonderful as the landscape. Our Peak District Voices page is a platform for fascinating stories from every corner of the Peak District, told by the people who know the place best. Here you’ll find the accounts of artists, writers, designers, sheep farmers, runners, social historians and fishermen, to name but a few. Their experiences are all different, but tied together by a passion for this beautiful place that inspires them every day.

 

Peak District Voices Photographer Matt Armett

The Peak District photographers

The Peak District - A Photographer's Paradise My name is Matt Armett and I am a 16 year old photographer from the Peak District. I have lived in the Peak District my whole life. For the last 6 years, since I received my first camera as a Christmas present from my parents, I have been passionate about capturing what the National Park has to offer.   Forever chasing the next shot, I love spending whatever time I can in the peaks and am keen to explore as much of it as possible, sharing my experiences along the way in order to inspire others.  ‘The Peak District - A Photographer’s Paradise’ One of my favourite places to photograph, not actually in the National Park, but circled by...
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Moors for the Future Peak District Voices

Blanket bogs are worth protecting – cleaner water

Cleaner Water Blanket bogs are worth protecting – On the hills above the cities of Sheffield and Manchester, lies an internationally important habitat called blanket bog. Healthy blanket bogs can improve the quality of the water that runs into the rivers and reservoirs that provide our houses with water.Join Andrew from Yorkshire Water as he performs an experiment to show us how blanket bogs improve the water that runs through our taps.Blanket bogs are worth protecting because they can improve the quality of water flowing into our rivers and reservoirs. https://youtu.be/1C9IAQHGmHA Blanket bogs are worth protecting because they can improve the quality of water flowing into our rivers and reservoirs. They lie at the top of the catchments that supply our drinking water. When blanket...
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Moors for the Future Peak District Voices

Blanket bogs are worth protecting – floods

Reducing the risk of flooding It rains a lot on the moors of the Peak District and South Pennines. The unique plants that grow on healthy blanket bogs slow the flow of rain from the moors to the towns and cities below. Mollie from Moors for the Future Partnership carries out an experiment on Bleaklow in the Peak District to show us how these landscapes can reduce the risk and severity of flooding. Blanket bogs are worth protecting because they can help reduce the risk and severity of flooding. https://youtu.be/iQEiAy3CJgg Watch Blanket Bogs are Worth Protecting - Reducing the Risk of Flooding on Youtube Blanket bogs need protecting to reduce risk of flooding When blanket bogs are in poor condition, particularly where peat is exposed, rain...
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Moors for the Future Peak District Voices

Blanket bogs are worth protecting – carbon

Tackling climate change Blanket bogs are unusual places. Because of how wet they are, dead plants don’t decompose like they do in other habitats. They do something else instead. And what they do sucks carbon dioxide out of the air and locks it into the ground. Join Robin, a Moors for the Future Partnership Junior Ranger, as she discusses why blanket bogs are so important for locking up carbon and tackling climate change. Blanket bogs are worth protecting because they are huge stores of carbon. https://youtu.be/I13K29e54b4 Watch Blanket Bogs are Worth Protecting - Tackling Climate Change on Youtube Bogtastic Fact Blanket bog formation... Dead remains of the sphagnum mosses pile up and get pressed together to eventually form the soil we know as peat. Peat...
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Phil Sproson Photography Peak District Voices

Phil Sproson, Co-founder of Let’s Go Peak District – One of #70People70Years

Phil Sproson - #70People70Years Phil Sproson is a professional landscape, outdoor brand and destination photographer. He has lived in and around the Peak District National Park for all his adult life and is passionate about the area - both in trying to capture its beauty to inspire others and also in working to promote its protection and conservation. As a youngster growing up in rural Staffordshire, Phil would often visit the Peak District with his family and he became inspired by the beauty of the landscapes and wildlife that he saw. He says: "I vividly recall walking along the country lanes around Biddulph and Knypersley with my Dad early in the morning, watching the world wake up and listening to the birdsong all around. "A...
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Let’s Hear Your Peak District Voice!

If you would like to contribute a ‘Peak District Voice’ please get in touch with us via one of our social media channels in the first instance. We think sharing is caring, so every Peak District Voice is shared to our large and engaged Facebook audience [Let’s Go Peak District Facebook] which means that a post sharing a link to your content goes on to be liked and shared widely by our followers. What do we want in return? Just a link back to Let’s Go Peak District from your blog or website. That’s it!