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Green Pathways

Green Pathways in the Peak District

Green Pathways is a collection of inspirational programmes that reach out into communities beyond National Parks boundaries and down into the youngest age groups to provide motivation, experiences, skills, training and career development opportunities that will live long in the memories of participants.

All experiences are designed to grow nature connectedness as a means to: enhance the physical and mental wellbeing of participants; promote more environmentally responsible lifestyle choices; boost attainment in education.

Opportunities within the Peak District

Generation Green is a new project in the Peak District National Park set to connect young people to nature - many for the first time - and to cultivate a sense of care for the natural environment.

Connections to nature improve wellbeing

We know there are five things* that help us connect better to nature and maximise these wellbeing benefits:

  • Physical contact with the natural world
  • Taking time to appreciate the beauty of nature
  • Thinking about the meaning and signs of nature
  • Finding an emotional bond with, and love for, nature
  • Showing compassion for nature

This project has a specific remit to look at ways to respond to these challenges.

We have a range of funded offers to choose from

Green Discovery Residential stays at YHA's - These are funded residential programmes providing inspirational residential experiences for schools and youth groups, ages 8+.

Green Action Programme with Residential stays at YHA's -These are fully funded programmes, aiming to offer a series of progressive day visits and a celebratory residential stay set in inspiring landscapes across the Peak District for schools and youth groups, ages 12+.

Green Career Skills - FREE monthly volunteer days and residential stays for individual young people aged 18+. Also available as day activities for secondary schools, colleges and universities. Generation Green: Peak District National Park

Junior Rangers - Junior Rangers are young people aged 11 to 18 with an interest in the outdoor environment. Generation Green will support groups with Green Career Skills and residential experiences, working alongside the National Park Rangers and the Engagement Team. Find out more on our Junior Rangers webpage.

Teacher Training - more details coming soon.

Enquiries and how to book

You can download the Enquiry Form below, complete the sections and return by

How is the project funded?

Opportunities are being funded through Generation Green, a Green Recovery Challenge Fund project. The fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.

Find out more information about Generation Green opportunities.

Green Recovery Challenge Fund

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