THE story of the South Pennines comes into focus at a conference next month.
A series of talks and events will showcase work to protect the heritage of the rural South Pennine landscape – and to shape its future.
Pennine Prospects and the South Pennines Association have teamed up to organise the conference, which takes place on Saturday, April 9, at the Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge.
The event is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund through the Watershed Landscape Project.
The event will explain the three-year project’s work to restore the landscape, improve access and carry out archaeological investigation.
Talks will include ones covering reservoirs and reservoir builders.
There will also be a free temperance bar serving sasparilla.
The South Pennines Association was founded more than 30 years ago to campaign on behalf of the South Pennines.
The South Pennines is the only upland landscape in England not to have the benefit of an official “protected landscape” designation - such as a National Park or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The conference is free, but pre-booking is essential. Go to www.pennineprospects.co.uk or contact Edie Jolley at Pennine Prospects on or 01274 431259.