Moorland conservation in the Peak DistrictPeak District, Derbyshire
- Dates27 March 2020 to 29 March 2020
- Holiday typeShort break
- AvailabilityNo longer available
- Activity type Coast and countryside
- Holiday code20ESP123
- AccommodationDalehead Bunkhouse
About Moorland conservation in the Peak DistrictBring the High Peak Moors back to life
Spend a weekend in the Peak District on Derbyshire’s High Peak Moors, working on our biggest and most ambitious conservation project. The peat bogs and wet heaths capture huge volumes of water as well as trapping and storing millions of tonnes of carbon, which helps to reduce levels of carbon dioxide - one of the main contributors to climate change. However, the peat has become exposed, and lacks the mosses and cotton grass vital for a healthy habitat. Areas of trees and shrubs, key to the sustainability of valley sides, and which also provide homes to wildlife, have declined. Your work will help improve biodiversity of the bogs, and also allow peat to capture more carbon .
You’ll need a flexible attitude to tasks that can include managing moorland boundaries, removing invasive species and establishing native plants to help restore these unique and internationally important habitats. As you’d expect, the terrain is steep and the weather can be unpredictable, so come prepared!
About the accommodation
A fully converted farmhouse situated at the western end of Edale. The bunkhouse lies at the foot of the 538m Horse Hill Tor with views of Kinder Scout. It is surrounded by working farms and a wooded garden with a stream.
Facilities: drying room, garden, open fire/woodburner, pay phone.
Bedding: Only mattress cover provided.
Notes for guests
There will be significant walking to site and then working in exposed conditions.
A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page.