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Round-up of activities from Moors for the Future Partnership

Date: 13 Nov 2017

A photo competition hosted by the Moors for the Future Partnership’s Community Science project is now live for 2017.

The theme this year is ‘Adventure in the Uplands’ and entries in two categories, ‘adults’ and ‘15 and under’, will be judged by photographers  Jack Perks and Kate MacRae. Prizes include a spotting telescope bundle worth £450 and an HD nestbox camera system worth £99.

Joseph Margetts, communications and engagement officer, said: “There are lots of ways you could interpret the theme, but we're looking for dynamic, beautiful and unusual photos which show off adventures in the British uplands.”

Last year’s competition was inundated with more than 700 entries from 11 countries around the globe.

The deadline for entries is 31st December 2017. Submit photos via the website.


New monitoring of moorland plants and animals adds to decade of research into the state of Peak District and South Pennine uplands

Moors for the Future Partnership’s annual vegetation monitoring has come to an end for the year. Volunteers have collected data from12 sites across the Peak District National Park, by monitoring the vegetation in 156 quadrats. Find out more.


Volunteers head out for seventh year to measure bogginess of Peak District moorland

Dipwell monitoringVolunteer scientists are heading out across the Peak District National Park in the run up to Christmas to monitor the water table on the moors.

The water level will be measured at 22 small ‘cluster’ areas across Kinder Scout and Bleaklow, as part of the Moors for the Future Partnership’s annual dipwell project.

This year’s results will feed into the research from the last seven years, to help identify if conservation work is successful at raising the water tables, which is an important factor for keeping the moors in a favourable condition. Read more.