Skip to main content

Share your Views on the West Pennine Moors

28 February 2024

Share your views on the West Pennine Moors

The PROSPECTS Foundation, Hyndburn’s environmental charity, is holding 2 community events for people to share their views on the West Pennine Moors.  The events are being held on behalf of Natural England, and the results will help to inform future priorities for the area.

The West Pennine Moors is a unique landscape connecting towns across Lancashire and Greater Manchester. Bordering the south side of Hyndburn along Oswaldtwistle Moor, and stretching across to Bolton, Chorley and Ramsbottom, this wild, open space has been enjoyed by locals and visitors for generations. Containing three protected Sites of Special Scientific Interest, the area supports a mosaic of distinctive habitats including moorland, fringe grassland, meadows and ancient woodland. Threaded throughout this remarkable natural landscape is a rich industrial heritage, historic parks and iconic gardens.

The PROSPECTS Foundation wants to capture the wide range of views, needs and opinions about the West Pennine Moors, and find out what this special place means to different people.

The community events will be held on Tuesday 5th March at Accrington Eco Train Station, from 7pm to 9pm and Tuesday 12th March at the Dog Inn, Belthorn, from 7pm to 9pm.  Lancashire Wildlife Trust will be running similar events outside of Hyndburn.  There’s also an online survey for those who can’t make the events.

To find out more or book a place visit the PROSPECTS Foundation website: