Marsden Moor fires appeal

Marsden Moor has been hit by a number of devastating fires – and we need your help. Donate to our appeal and help us restore this precious moorland habitat

Firefighters tackle the blaze on Marsden Moor over Easter 2019
A moorland fire on Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire

Help us protect Marsden Moor 

Marsden Moor has been devastated by a series of ferocious moorland fires, the most significant of which was over Easter 2019. This fire damaged an estimated 700 hectares of moorland, destroying precious habitat for wildlife like curlews and mountain hares.


Thank you

We're overwhelmed by your support for our Marsden Moor appeal, which has now raised over £100,000. Our rangers and volunteers wanted to say a special thank you and let you know how we're using your donations to restore this special place.

How the appeal adds up

  • We've already seen 6 moorland fires at Marsden in 2019
  • The helicopter used during the Easter 2019 fire flew for 25 hours to tackle the blaze
  • The Easter 2019 fire damaged 700 hectares of precious moorland habitat

Donate to Marsden Moor fires appeal

Please select an amount

£10 could go towards repairing one of the fences destroyed by fire
£20 could go towards our work to rewet the moorland to prevent future fires
£50 could help us replant the sphagnum moss destroyed in the devastation
Or enter your own amount
Helicopter carries water to fight the fire at Marsden Moor

Restoring the landscape 

Your donation will go towards the work that we are doing with our partners to prevent future fires and the restoration required over the coming months and years.

A Short-eared owl on the wing.

Discover Marsden Moor

Marsden Moor in West Yorkshire is a fascinating and diverse landscape, home to short-eared owls, curlews and mountain hares. Find out what makes this moorland so special.

Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the outdoor spaces in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful landscapes and protect precious plants and wildlife. But they also ensure that future generations have places they can find freedom from everyday life, reconnect with the natural world and make memories to treasure. Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work in the outdoors at this special place. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For everyone, for ever.

Donate now to the Marsden Moor appeal