Our partners

By joining up of some of the most successful peatland restoration 
organisations in Europe we can bring about a massive and urgent step change
in saving the majority of England’s upland peatlands before it is too late.

The North Pennines AONB Partnership’s peatland restoration programme aims to conserve and enhance the internationally important peatland resource within the North Pennines AONB and UNESCO Global Geopark.
Since 2003 the Moors for the Future Partnership has developed and delivered a landscape scale programme of blanket bog restoration, conserving and repairing the moors of the Peak District and South Pennines.
Yorkshire Peat Partnership is restoring peatlands in the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and northern parts of the South Pennines.
The Northumberland Peat Partnership aims to bring stakeholders together to collectively facilitate positive management and restoration of peatland habitats focussing on the Partnership Area; the area of Northumberland north of the A69, outside the North Pennines AONB.
The Lancashire Peatlands Initiative is run by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust and works to restore peatlands across the Lancashire region and engage communities with these fascinating habitats.
The Cumbria Peat Partnership (CPP) is a practical delivery group, led by Cumbria Wildlife Trust and made up of 14 organisations from across Cumbria.

Track record

In the last two decades, the three lead organisations have restored about 1,100km2 (YPP – 323km2, NPAONB – 350km2, MFFP – 454km2).

This is a great start but despite this massive effort it is still less than 20% of the total area and, with a climate and biodiversity emergency, the time is now to pool our skills to make a revolutionary change in the rate of restoration of England’s upland peatlands.