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As the temperature drops we would like to reflect on a brilliant autumn! We have been busy with different activity sessions and practical work. Don't forget to head over to our website for more information about the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership.
Thank you for Meeting us at the Top!
Thank you to everyone who joined us on the 3rd and 6th October for our launch events. We had lots of fun, with a fabulous cake, and it was great to see so many of you at the top of the hill. 

A big thanks to all those who supported the events: our wonderful volunteers, our partners In-Situ, Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue team, Lancashire Police Cadets and Conservefor. We were also lucky enough to be joined by both the Ribble Valley and Pendle Mayors and Mayoresses!
Pendle Summit - Peat Restoration
Contractors Conservefor have now started work on the peatland restoration at the summit of hill. Peatland restoration aims to repair the moorland habitat covering the peat in order to ensure the peat continues to form. Peat is very important in our landscape and so we would really appreciate your co-operation whilst work is being done to restore it. We are asking people to keep off these most sensitive areas over the next 12 months or so. 
Read more about peat and why it is important
Conservefor are using machinery to repair the peat.
Our wonderful volunteers have been very busy over the past few months getting involved in lots of different activities. The Pendle Hill Volunteers have started tasks on the Wild About Pendle Hill sites: Clarion House, Worsaw Hill and Barley Car Park site. They have supported some bramble and hawthorn removal, helped cut and bale grass and rushes and carried out practical footpath maintenance - highlighting the beginning of our aims to bring these sites into better condition for wildlife and nature. Our volunteers have also been helping out with Little Saplings and PEN sessions. 

We would like to say a huge thank you to all our volunteers who have been supporting all the different elements of our work, and hope to see you out over the winter for tree planting and woodland management tasks. 
We have lots of different volunteering opportunities which you can find out more about here.
People Enjoying Nature
The PEN project provides supported activity sessions out in the Pendle Hill landscape for individuals who may be dealing with mental health/social isolation issues. After the success of the pilot project in Summer 2017, we were very much looking forward to the start of this project. We have had a great few months of activity and participants have been having lots of fun and learning lots of new skills. 
Check out our PEN film produced by Huckleberry Films!
This project benefits from the support of East Lancashire Community Restart, part of the Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.  
Even the rain doesn't stop us anymore! Whatever the weather we will be out and about, benefiting from being outdoors.
 Little Saplings
The last Little Saplings of 2018 is 12th December - which will be a Christmas themed session! Little Saplings are outdoor activity sessions aimed toward 18 month to 5 year olds, encouraging child led play and inspiring parents and carers to recreate these activities in their garden or local nature space. 
Find out more details here about 2019 sessions
Free Family Friendly Nature Events
Look out for more free family nature events in February half term! These activities will be bird themed, and are aimed at 4 - 12 year olds. Booking will be essential via our website. 
Find out more details
Pendle Radicals
Pendle Radicals, led by our partners Mid Pennine Arts, is off to a great start. This project aims to connect people to their past by exploring Pendle Hill's heritage of radical thinkers, non-conformists and change makers. The volunteering group has grown significantly and have been busy with Radical research trips, developing ideas and attending events.
Read about this project so far here
The Gatherings - Material Culture Unearthed
Over summer 2018 Nastassja Simensky and Rebecca Lee were invited by In-Situ and PHLP to be artists-in-residence for an archaeological dig at Malkin Tower Farm. They produced a 'mobile micro opera', which toured around the area earlier this month.
Read more about the performances here
About the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership
The Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership is a four year programme of activities and events based around the heritage and landscape of Pendle Hill, led by the Forest of Bowland AONB and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The scheme has five aims:
  • We will restore, enhance and conserve the heritage and landscape of Pendle Hill
  • We will re-connect people with the landscape
  • We will re-connect people and the past
  • We will bring together two sides of the hill
  • We will create a sustainable future for the environment, heritage and for visitor's experience of Pendle Hill.
Don't forget to check out our Youtube channel. Search for Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership. 
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