Image of Bampton Common © Jane Wilson

We’ve been involved with ongoing peatland restoration at Bampton Common above Haweswater Reservoir since 2018 © Jane Wilson

Bampton Common Planting Day

Location: Bampton Common, Burn Banks, CA10 2RL
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Follow up maintenance for continued recovery. Collecting peat-forming bog mosses (Sphagnum) and transplanting them into bare areas.

Event details

Meeting point

Meet in the small car park in Burn Banks village, CA10 2RL. OS Grid ref NY507 160. Walking time to site is approx. 2.75 hours to about 800m elevation (total 13 miles).

Date

Time
9:00am - 5:00pm
A static map of Bampton Common Planting Day

About the event

After our project to re-turf eroding peat hags was completed in spring 2020, we 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.

Meet in the small car park in Burn Banks village, CA10 2RL. OS Grid ref  NY507 160. Walking time to site is approx. 2.75 hours to about 800m elevation (total 13 miles).

Our 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 us with our 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.

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.