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?
National Lockdown: Stay at Home
The Prime Minister has announced a new national lockdown with emergency measures to control the rapid spread of coronavirus, during a televised address on Monday 4th January 2020, the prime minister announced the tougher restrictions would come into force from midnight on that day.
The majority of the AONB which covers Lancashire is now under Tier 4 restrictions, which includes the Pendle Hill area. Our over-riding priority is for both visitors and the residents of the Forest of Bowland to remain safe; and to ensure we don’t place undue pressure on public highways, emergency services or key workers.
As part of the 'What's a Hill Worth?' project, the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership hosted a webinar at the recent Northern Real Farming Conference around preparing local farmers for changes to the way in which they are paid.
As we head into new national restrictions from 5th November, our over-riding priority is for both visitors and the residents of the Forest of Bowland to remain safe; and to ensure we don’t place undue pressure on public highways, emergency services or key workers.
Here at the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership, we are looking to restart some face to face engagement activity within some of our projects. However, because we cannot deliver sessions as normal, we would like to invite you to sign up to our Connecting to Nature newsletter series!