UK uplands include wild places such as the Scottish highlands, the West Country moorland, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District. Many people rely on these environments for their livelihoods but what do the uplands really mean to each of us?
When we talk about 'UK uplands', we are talking about the hills, valleys, moors and mountains that form an essential part of our landscape. As well as being of national and international importance for biodiversity, these upland environments provide each of us with a range of goods and services that we often take for granted. For example, 70% of the UK's drinking water comes from the uplands and the peat soils found in these areas store a huge amount of carbon, helping us to mitigate the threats of climate change.
This interactive website has been created by the Sustainable Uplands project to find out just what the uplands mean to us individually and as a country. Take a look at the Uplands Wall to see what people have contributed so far and add your thoughts, photographs and videos to the interactive map. Have your say and give these beautiful and unique environments a much-needed voice!
We hope you enjoy using this website and we welcome any feedback you may have. Thank you!