Matterdale Common conservation day

Matterdale Common conservation day

Location: Kates Brow Car Park Matterdale, Kates Brow Car Park
New Road,
Matterdale, Cumbria, CA11 0LG
After peat restoration was completed here last summer, we will be undertaking maintenance for continued recovery by collecting bog mosses.

Event details

Meeting point

Meet at the carpark/ layby at Katesbrow on the way to Dowthwaitehead. OS Grid Ref: NY380 219. Walking time to site is approx. 30 mins.


10:00am - 4:30pm
A static map of Matterdale Common conservation day

About the event

The bog mosses (Sphagnum), which are the key species that forms peat, will be transplanted into areas that need additional Sphagnum cover.

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.