Events – England

Unless otherwise labelled, all events take place on 22nd July, 2018

Cumbria Wildlife Trust: Bog Conservation Day, 09:30 – 16:00

Help Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Peatland Restoration Project to transplant peat-forming Sphagnum moss, and other native bog plants into bare ground. We are working to reverse erosion of deep peat deposits on this moorland site owned by the National Trust, formerly damaged by historic cutting of peat for domestic fuel.
Please bring a packed lunch, wellington boots and appropriate outdoor clothing.
Site: Matterdale Common
Meet at Kates Brow car park, New Rd, Matterdale CA11 0LG. OS Grid Reference NY 380 219
Booking is essential for this event – please call Cumbria Wildlife Trust on 01539 816300 before 5pm on Friday 20th July to book

Moors for the Future: Bogtastic Van

Celebrate International Bog Day and experience The Bogtastic van – probably the world’s first ‘moor in a van’ – and be inspired about the iconic moors that surround Longshaw.

Site: National Trust Longshaw, Derbyshire

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Natural England: Wedholme Flow Bog Trot

Join Natural England staff for a bog trot around Wedholme Flow on National Bog Day; a chance to learn more about the recent restoration work, and look for the wonderful specialist species that live here. Don’t forget to bring your wellies!
Site: Wedholme Flow National Nature Reserve (Near Kirkbride, Cumbria)

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Yorkshire Peat Partnership: Potteric Carr 50th birthday

Join the Yorkshire Peat Partnership as we celebrate Bog Day and Potteric Carr’s 50th birthday. There’ll be fun activities for all the family to show you what makes bogs special and why we spend so much time on them! We’ll be at Yorkshire Widlife Trust’s Potteric Carr Visitor Centre between 10:00 and 12:30 – come and get down and boggy.

Site: Potteric Carr Visitor Centre

Natural England: Bog Detectives, 10:00 – 14:00

Investigate what lives on the bog, delve into ditches and catch a few creatures. Free, suitable for families.

Event starts at The Manor House Base NNR Office,Moss Lane, Whixall, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 2PD. Car Parking available GR: SJ 50531 36555

Booking essential – call 01948 880362 or email

Site: Fenn’s Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve, Shropshire

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Carbon Landscape: Wild families – Jurassic Quest

Celebrate national bog day with our FREE family dinosaur experience. We’re hosting an afternoon of jam packed family play on our beautiful Little Woolden Moss nature reserve in Salford. Track dinosaurs (and their mini living ancestors) Grow your own dinosaur food Create dinosaur nests Dig deep for fossils Plus more dinosaur themed activities. There will be no car parking on site so please book your place on our free shuttle bus departing from the doctors surgery on Astley Road (Irlam) by emailing Or enhance the adventure by walking or cycling to the nature reserve. Note: There will be no toilet facilities or parking available for this event.

Site: Little Woolden Moss nature reserve, Salford

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Natural England: Holme Fen Warden’s Walk, 11:00

Celebrate National Bog Day with a guided walk around Holme Fen National Nature Reserve with one of the reserve wardens.

Learn about the history, wildlife, management and our future aspirations for this wonderful site, while enjoying the wildlife of the woodlands. The walk will last about 2 hours.

Site: Holme Fen National Nature Reserve

Booking required: To book a place or for more information please contact John Kerr on

Header photo credit: Norrie Russell