Mudlarks volunteer group

Thinking about volunteering and want to be part of a group? © Joe Cornish

Thinking about volunteering and want to be part of a group?

The Mudlarks NTV group is a voluntary association of National Trust members and volunteers founded in 1990.

It is a friendly, mixed team of about 30 people and the age range encompasses teenagers to septuagenarians who enjoy achieving conservation objectives, be it destructive or constructive, and the benefits of working together outdoors.

The activities involve carrying out practical conservation for the National Trust in North Derbyshire. The Mudlarks meet on one Sunday every month, alternately at the Longshaw and Dark Peak areas. The group also take part in one-off work days in the White Peak area of the Peak District estate.

Some of our members carry out additional work mid-week for one or two days in each month.

Why the name Mudlarks?

One of the earliest work days in 1990 was particularly wet and muddy. The group didn't have a name then, so someone suggested 'Mudlarks' and, like the mud, it stuck.

Get in touch

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