Have we ‘denatured’ Peakland?

Many environmentalists argue that man’s impact on places like the Peak Park has ‘denatured’ it – and they are calling for it to be ‘rewilded’. Local photographer Mia Foster decided to check out whether the Upper Derwent Valley has been ‘denatured’ in a university project entitled ‘Since the Flood’.

THE Upper Derwent Valley is, of course, one of the most popular attractions in the Peak District National Park. It consists of three reservoirs – Howden, Derwent and Ladybower – which cover 198.50 square kilometres and can hold up to 463,692 million litres of water…

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