Shap Fells

Shap Fells Survey day

Location: Shap Fells, Wet Sleddale
We are starting a 2nd phase of peatland restoration work up on the fells to stabilise the peat erosion, and need to complete survey work.

Event details

Meeting point

Meet at the Wet Sleddale reservoir carpark. OS Grid Ref NY554 114. Heading north on the A6, take the left approximately 300m north of the B6261 junction that heads to Junction 39 of the M6. The road goes to a farm and continues to reservoir dam car park.


9:30am - 4:30pm
A static map of Shap Fells Survey day

About the event

This will involve recording peat depth to help us decide where to place small bunds on the peat to help it to remain wet and encourage the growth of healthy bog and moorland plants; reducing the risk of further erosion.

Know before you go

What to bring

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

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

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.