Take a look at our fabulous new films, Working out of the Ordinary, produced by Nick Farrimond as part of our Trainees project. The six short films aim to show young people in the Pendle Hill area a range of lesser known exciting careers, and the idea that 'working out of the ordinary' is possible without leaving the locality. All of the films relate to the Pendle Hill landscape and partnership – ranging through community development, cycling, outdoor adventure and creative arts. Season two will air in 2022.
The Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership New to Walking Festival - Together for Our Landmark – took place between Saturday 18th to Sunday 26th September.
The 'New to Walking' Festival was a one-off festival organised last month over 9 days and included 16 free events. The festival provided a fantastic opportunity for people to join knowledgeable guides and to learn more about the area's fascinating natural and cultural heritage as well as building confidence to venture out on self-guided walks in the future.
Did you enjoy regular walks from home during lockdown? But need some further ideas of where to explore? Participate in our 'New to Walking' Festival and experience the Pendle Hill area with the support of knowledgeable guides. Learn more about the area's fascinating natural and cultural heritage, find some hidden gems away from the crowds and gain confidence to venture out on self-guided walks in the future!
We are delighted to announce that we have been granted an extension period for the programme to continue to run until 31st October 2022. The original plan was to complete our objectives by March next year, but the impact of the coronavirus has created the need for activity to take place during an additional summer. With thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, this has been made possible and we are now able to make up for lost time.
We are calling on local naturalists and the general public alike to help carry out a Big Wildlife Count at Spring Wood near Whalley this year.
Update on 14th June 2021
On 14th June Prime Minister, Boris Johnson was joined by Chief Medical Officer for England, Chris Whitty, and Chief Scientific Adviser, Patrick Vallance, at a press briefing.
As not all of four tests for proceeding to step 4 in the UK Government roadmap have been met, step 4 openings will be delayed until July 19th, with the exception of weddings and wakes of more than 30 guests which still can go ahead with social distancing.
A new, refreshed Countryside Code was launched last week by Natural England and Natural Resources Wales, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the creation of the founding booklet. With more people enjoying the outdoors than ever before, the code was revised to help people enjoy the countryside in a safe and respectful way.
From Medieval monastics to radicals and reformers, Bowland and Pendle Hill are full of fascinating history – not all of it well known to a wider world.
2020 was certainly not the year any of us had planned, but that goes without saying. So what happened to an organisation like the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership when our diary full of pre planned events had to be cancelled for the year?