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Landscapes for Water: Public meeting

Come and learn more about the National Trust's plans to restore the South Pennines as part of a new ambitious project to create resilient landscapes for climate, nature and people.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

**Please note this event is being held in Mytholmroyd (not Hardcastle Crags), as it is near to the project at Withens Clough Reservoir.**

The National Trust and Yorkshire Water have announced a landmark programme of work to restore and improve the UK’s uplands. Their ‘Landscapes for Water’ programme will focus on restoring five areas in the South Pennines, from Hepstonstall Moor in the north to Marsden Moor in the south, including planting 350 hectares of native trees in the small valleys, or ‘cloughs’. As well as the benefits for wildlife, the new woodland will capture carbon, improve water quality and provide flood protection for homes in the South Pennines by slowing the flow of water across the landscape. There are also plans to install 3,500 leaky dams across the five areas, which will further reduce flood risk by encouraging water to soak slowly into the landscape. This will also help to reduce the risk of fire and drought, as well as improving the conditions for forming peat.

Find out more about our plans for Withens Clough Reservoir near Mytholmroyd at this special evening event.


The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Children are welcome.

Meeting point

Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Avenue, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 5AF

What to bring and wear

There is no need to bring anything, but there will be opportunities to discuss any questions you may have.

Contact info

Marsden Estate Office