Land

Soil and the vegetation growing on it are major stores of sequestered carbon. Well managed, they can absorb huge quantities of CO2. Badly managed, and they will add enormously to climate change as peat dries out, woodland and heather cover burn and fields become bio-diversity deserts.

The Hope Valley contains large areas of upland peat bog and heather moorland. The valley sides are a mixture of woodland and grassland. The valley bottoms are substantial watercourses, transport corridors and human habitat. All these ecosystems need protecting from carbon loss and managing to increase their ability to absorb carbon from the atmosphere.

Hope Valley Climate Action has active projects to increase the amount of tree cover in appropriate areas, to manage the roadside verges and transport corridors in ways which encourage biodiversity, and to help nature recover on the valley sides.

We have campaigned to eliminate the use of peat in garden and herbicides on public land and to ensure that our community voice is heard by DEFRA as they deploy the new farm subsidy scheme (ELMS).

We would love to do more but we need more people involved. If you want to get your hands dirty planting trees or surveying wildlife or if you care passionately about these issues and want to get involved in campaigning and educating, please get in touch with one of our projects or contact hughesonline@btinternet.com for more information.

 

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  • …if you have qualifications and/or experience in sustainable building or green energy generation and would like to offer your expertise to the group
  • … if you have an interest in one or more of the energy issues we focus on
  • … if you’d just like to come along to one of our events or meetings

Just drop us a line at  hvca.energy.group@gmail.com

Our news

For Peat’s Sake
Join High Peak Build Back Better, Green New Deal UK, and For Peat’s Sake for a discussion on conservation, moorlands, and green jobs. This zoom public meeting will take place at 7pm on Tuesday December 1st. Chaired by Harry Holmes from Green New Deal, the first speaker will be Laura Ho, also be from GND.  […]
Organic gardening for all from Eyam Green Group
Organic gardening A simple definition of being ‘organic’ is gardening with nature. The overall approach Is sustainable and supports biodiversity. Most importantly it’s growing without the use of artificial pesticides and fertilisers. A crucial element in organic gardening is building a vibrant and nutritious soil that produces strong, healthy plants able to withstand pests and […]
Meet Hope Valley Farmers
Hope Valley Farmers are a group of 45 farmers who share a common interest in conservation and want to pursue the benefits of joined-up thinking. Their farms cover a range of habitats: moorland, native woodland, species-rich grassland, riparian and rivers, and scrub. Hope Valley Farmers have short-term funding to arrange the delivery of presentations or visit experts, […]
Wildlife friendly gardening
HVCA Garden Wild is a network of people interested in wildlife gardening. No formal meetings, minutes or committees! We  visit each others gardens, ask questions, share knowledge and ideas, plants and seeds. If you have a garden of any kind or size in the Hope Valley area or even if you are just interested in encouraging others to […]
Glimpses of heaven
Over the last few months, many of us have had more time than usual to reflect on the world around us. And frankly, it’s alarming. Our planet continues to warm at an ever increasing pace. Global carbon emissions are still rising. People fleeing the effects of the climate emergency are in their millions, with numbers […]
Buglife Beelines project.
Buglife, The Invertebrate Conservation Trust is a British-based nature conservation charity. They are running a project called “Beelines” which identifies or proposes bee-friendly corridors that link across the country to enable bees to move around more readily. They have designated the Hope Valley as a bee corridor. The project provides an online interactive map on […]
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Groups and Projects

Bamford

A tree for every villager – contact hughesonline@btinternet.comBamford’s main project has been planting a tree for every villager. We have so far planted 400 trees, with 400 more to go! We have a Treemometer in the Anglers Rest showing progress towards our target – nearly there!

Mam Tor

A plantation of trees is being planned on private land in the Hope Valley, close to Mam Tor'. The proposed planation will have half the area (approx. 600 sq m) planted intensively ( 3 – 4 saplings per sq m) while the other half will be planted conventionally (saplings 1 -2 meters apart) with the same indigenous species. Planting is proposed to take place in the 2022 – 2023 planting season). The Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield will coordinate monitoring research on-site with postgraduate students. More details as the project plan is developed.

Hathersage Rewilding Group

We aim to enhance and protect nature and wildlife, and to increase biodiversity in our local area. Two of our actions are tree planting and improving verges/grassland. - contact Carol Collins carolwcollins61@gmail.com or  Jim Miles jimjmiles@gmail.com

Garden Wild

Wildlife gardening

Gardens can provide a home for wildlife too share ideas and visit gardens - contact Carol Collins carolwcollins61@gmail.com or  Jim Miles jimjmiles@gmail.com

Thornhill Carrs

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s rewilding project near Bamford – see the video here - get involved in recording the wildlife – contact hughesonline@btinternet.com
See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKwkWVsB6d

Contact us if you'd like to get involved

Our news

For Peat’s Sake

Join High Peak Build Back Better, Green New Deal UK, and For Peat’s Sake for a discussion on conservation, moorlands, and green jobs. This zoom

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Chloe

Meet Hope Valley Farmers

Hope Valley Farmers are a group of 45 farmers who share a common interest in conservation and want to pursue the benefits of joined-up thinking.

Read More »
Garden Wild

Wildlife friendly gardening

HVCA Garden Wild is a network of people interested in wildlife gardening. No formal meetings, minutes or committees! We  visit each others gardens, ask questions, share knowledge and

Read More »
Bradwell Church

Glimpses of heaven

Over the last few months, many of us have had more time than usual to reflect on the world around us. And frankly, it’s alarming.

Read More »
Hoverfly

Buglife Beelines project.

Buglife, The Invertebrate Conservation Trust is a British-based nature conservation charity. They are running a project called “Beelines” which identifies or proposes bee-friendly corridors that

Read More »

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