Cultural heritage and recreation
Moorlands, like many natural spaces, play an important role in maintaining human health and well-being. Not only do the moorlands of the Peak District provide us with fresh drinking water (along with other provisioning services) and improve the quality of the air that we breath (along with other environmental regulating services), they also provide us with somewhere to relax, explore and enjoy.
- Recreational provision (& economic opportunities) including:
- tourism (the Peak District National Park receives an estimated 22 million day visits per year)
- outdoor / adventure sports
- field sports (75% of moorland in the Peak District covered by Grouse Estates).
- Education: exploring and discovering the moors. See Learning and Discovery and Moorland Indicators of Climate Change Initiative (MICCI).
- Historic environment—archaeology & palaeoecology
- Cultural heritage, including physical artefacts (e.g. Sites, monuments, buildings, literature) and social culture (e.g. Knowledge, traditions, folklore, language, music) as well as culturally significant landscapes and biodiversity, inherited from past generations. See Moor Memories.
- Rural culture