Our work at Marsden Moor

Volunteers installing dams on Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire

From community work to surveying and monitoring or even improving access around our special place there's something for everyone to get involved in.

Community engagement

We are keen for everyone to discover and enjoy Marsden Moor. Find out about the different groups we work with and how to get in touch if you would like to plan a visit.

Surveying and monitoring

Our team of survey volunteers meet weekly to monitor the changes on the estate. They look at the impact of our conservation work on the habitats and carry out surveys for birds, plants and mosses.

Improving footpaths and access

The paths across the estate often cross boggy terrain. Over the last few years we have been laying flag stone paths on the worst areas to improve access and reduce erosion to the surrounding moorland.

Glorious plants

Our plant group volunteers work hard to grow a lovely selection of garden plants. We hold plant sales at our Estate Office every Friday from April 3 - September 25 to raise money to support our work.

Challenges on Marsden Moor

Moorland Fires

Moorland fire is a continual threat in spring and summer, as wildfires can cause a lot of damage to these sensitive habitats and the wildlife they support. If you see moorland fires on Marsden Moor please report it to the Emergency Services.

Bird nesting season

Many of the birds that come to breed on the moors nest on the ground so they are very sensitive to disturbance, so from the beginning of April to the end of July we only do practical work on footpaths to keep disturbance to a minimum. Please keep your dog on a lead when on the moors during the bird nesting season.