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Bampton Common Planting Day

Dates: 29/05/2021 16/06/2021 30/06/2021

Multiple dates: Sat 29th May, Wed 16th Jun & Wed 30th Jun

9am – 5pm

Moorahill Farm, Near Bampton, Cumbria, CA10 2QA

 

Meet at the end of the road by Moorahill Farm, Bampton, OS grid ref NY493 182, postcode CA10 2QA. NB. Don’t follow SATNAV for directions to postcode! Park opposite farm entrance and not in farm court yard. Walking time to site is approx. 1.5 hours to about 670m elevation (total 7 miles).

 

After Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s project to re-turf eroding peat hags was completed in spring 2020, they will be undertaking follow up maintenance for continued recovery by collecting peat-forming bog mosses (Sphagnum) and transplanting them into bare areas. Additionally, the day may involve walking over the work completed by the contractors and tidying and replacing any loose turves.

The conservation days are a great chance for keen fell walkers to have a day out, see some conservation projects first hand, plus spend a few hours doing your bit to help with the work. All attendees must be fit enough to spend a day walking in the fells safely, and not mind getting muddy. These are remote sites and will have no indoor facilities.

Booking is essential for these events, as they may get cancelled at short notice due to weather or if no-one books on. To book a place, visit the event on the Cumbria Wildlife Trust website here:

For all events ensure that you bring a packed lunch, waterproof walking boots/ wellingtons and appropriate warm waterproof outdoor clothing, ideally with some spare clothes.

All conservation days will be conducted in a safe and socially distanced manner.  Please ensure you bring hand sanitiser along and not share lunches and equipment.  We would also ask that people follow government guidance and not attend if you have any Covid-19 symptoms or are required to self-isolate. Thank you.

Unfortunately, due to current circumstances we will not be able to offer lifts at this time.