Marsden Moor fires appeal

Marsden Moor has been hit by a number of devastating fires over recent years – 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 restore Marsden Moor

Marsden Moor has been devastated by a series of ferocious moorland fires over the last few years. Together they have damaged over 1000 hectares of moorland, destroying precious habitats for wildlife like curlews and mountain hares. The most recent fire in April 2021 destroyed two square miles of precious moorland habitat. The fire burnt for three days, causing hundreds of thousands worth of damage. We need your help to restore these precious landscapes, and prevent future fires.

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.

Walking by the River Dove at Dovedale, Derbyshire

Take care of the countryside 

It only takes a small spark to start a wildfire that can cause huge destruction. Please follow the Countryside Code when you're visiting green spaces, and don't bring barbecues or light campfires.


Thank you

We're overwhelmed by your support for our Marsden Moor appeal, which has raised over £100,000 so far. 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.

Thank you

Your donation will make a difference

Thank you for supporting our Marsden Moor fires appeal. Together we can help this special landscape to recover, and protect it for future generations to enjoy.



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