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The HEATH Project
Our heathland landscapes are of great ecological, economic, historic and cultural importance but they are in long-term decline. Since 1800 there
has been a 90% loss of heathland in North West Europe, replaced by intensive farmland, plantation forests and building development.
remains is fragmented, often neglected, and suffering from scrub and bracken encroachment and general mis-use.
With partners in Holland, France, Wales, and England The HEATH (
eritage) Project aims to reverse
some of this decline.
Funded through Interreg and the Heritage Lottery Fund, the project is reconnecting sites, advocating good land
management techniques, encouraging local community involvement and promoting heathlands as a valuable resource.
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
A list of frequently asked questions
HEATH PROJECT CELEBRATES SUCCESSES WITH EU PARTNERS
The HEATH Project celebrated it's successes at it's final conf...
The front page of the new self-guided walk leaflet
Be guided through 6000 years of history in West Penwith
A new leaflet introducing walkers to one of West Penwith's mos...
State Aid Application for Carnyorth, Lanyon Farm and Trewey
The HEATH project is applying for state aid approval to grant aid stock proofing, access and water provision on three privately owned sites in West Penwith
HEATH Partnership Newsletter 4
The fourth issue of the HEATH News is now available.
Lanyon Quoit, West Cornwall
HEATH Project launches new archaeological booklet & advice leaflet
Guidance on conserving the archaeology and historic landscapes...
Lady ricking furze at Dowran, near St Just (c) Reg Watkiss
Second archaeological booklet is launched by HEATH Project
The second in a series of free booklets produced by Cornwall C...
Representatives of silvanus demonstrating bracken clearance at Lanyon Farm
Botanical pest goes under spotlight at HEATH seminar
Farmers, land wardens, archaeologists, ecologists and farm spe...
Tourism outputs delivered
Two reports looking at Visitor Payback Schemes and Sustainable Transport have been produced by COAST on behalf of the HEATH project.
Archaeological reports delivered
The brief reports provide guidance on all of the 56 HEATH project areas to ensure that there is complete HE management coverage as part of the project.
Picture of Project Site coastline
The HEATH Project is working in a number of
sub regional areas in countries across North West Europe.
Project Sites Preview
The project brings together experiences from a wide range of partners responsible for a variety of heathland sites. Specifically, sites can be found in the following regions:
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Hoge Veluwe National Park. (NL)
Lowland heath is primarily found in North West Europe, from Norway south to Portugal and from Eire east to Poland.
What is Heathland Preview
Heathland is a generally open, dynamic landscape that develops on impoverished, usually acidic soils and supports a range of plant communities.
Heathers (Calluna and Erica)
Acid grasses (eg, Festuca and Agrostis)
Gorse (Ulex spp)
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Symel logo and link
Parc Naturel Régional d'Armorique Logo and Link
Het Nationale Park De Hoge Veluwe Logo and Link
Conservatoire du littoral Logo and Link
Bretagne Vivante Logo and Link
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