Events – England

Greater Manchester

Sunday 28th July, 11am – 3pm. Free event

Dove Stone, Bank Lane, Greenfield

Moors for the Future Partnership will be taking the Bogtastic Van to the RSPB reserve Dove Stone. The Bogtastic Van features:

  • The first ‘Bog’ in a van
  • A boggy floor
  • Live and interactive demonstrations (gully blocking model and live sphagnum and peat)
  • Connect 4 with large ‘sphagnum’ wigs
  • Treasure Hunt with wildlife that can be spotted out on the moors (with a badge prize)
  • Dressing up (options including: hare, adder, bumblebee, Green Hairstreak butterfly)
  • A 5 minute video about the moorlands and the wildlife that call them home

 


North Shropshire, Whixall, Nr Whitchurch

Sunday 28th July, 2019; 10am – 2pm.

Meet at Whixall Social Centre, Whixall.

International Bog Day at the Marches MossesThis annual event has been designed to celebrate the beauty of bogs and to help make people more aware of peatlands, the benefits they provide to everyone for free, and the threats facing them.

Come and find out what makes bogs so special! The Marches Mosses cross the border between Shropshire and North Wales so this event will start in England, go into Wales and cross back into England!

Suitable for families, but children should be able to walk 2-3 miles.


Yorkshire

Sunday 28th July, 10am – 3pm. Free event – booking not required. 

Buckden public car park

Yorkshire Peat Partership will be celebrating its 10th birthday, with the help of the National Trust and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, in Buckden, North Yorkshire.

Find out about sphagnum moss, peat and just what makes blanket bog such a special habitat down in the car park, and help the team plant sphagnum and cottongrass on the summit of Buckden Pike.

Bring suitable footwear, clothing and food if you’re heading for Buckden Pike summit – it’s 702m up and around 2 hours’ walk from the car park.

 


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