£50 will help peatland plants to flourish by paying for ten bales of heather brash.
£25 will help us to fight erosion and protect precious peatland; by planting 45 cotton grass seedlings, whose roots will stabilise the peat.
With your help, we can breathe new life into this incredible place.
Industrial pollution, wild fires, overgrazing and well-loved routes trodden by millions of people have all taken their toll on this beautiful landscape. Conservation projects are happening all around the Peak District to help protect our countryside and the species they support for future generations to enjoy.
For every acre of land under our protection, we spend £30 on landscape conservation and the improvement of access to the countryside, each year.
The Peak District Appeal aims to raise the much needed funds in order to save peat habitats, so that the mountain hare, short-eared owl and many other rare species associated with the Peak District can continue to live, breed and enjoy the wilds of the landscape.
Job Title: Geology Volunteer
Your role: Recording geological features and leading guided geology walks.
Average day: There isn’t one – every day is different.
For more information and to find out about our current opportunities please contact Rachel Mora-Bannon on 07766 511 423 or email us at either of the below addresses: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
If you delight in the rolling hills of the Peak District or the serenity it brings and would like to give something back to this iconic landscape then volunteering is for you. You too can help to save the Peaks for future generations alongside our wardens and staff.
Whether you would like a more hands-on conservation role out in the field, a seasonally events focused role or a more behind the scenes role assisting with the administration of the office, there are plenty of volunteering opportunities throughout the year.
All volunteers make a significant contribution to our continued work to protect the Peaks. It also offers you the chance to meet new people, become more involved with what we do and gives you the chance to share your skills.
Volunteers in the Peak District have the opportunity to attend and take part in a number of regular skills sharing days. These days enable volunteers to meet staff and volunteers from other departments and to try out new activities. Throughout the year, volunteers and staff have undertaken diverse activities, from making scones and caving to butterfly identification.
On Sunday 26th June, the National Trust in the Peak District celebrated the incredible service and dedication of its volunteers by presenting them with their Long Service Awards.
Over 25 volunteers arrived at the National Trust’s Longshaw Estate, near Sheffield, to receive their awards which ranged from 5 to 65 years’ service.
They were presented by Jon Stewart, General Manager, who said, “to meet and celebrate the achievements of people who have put in so much voluntary effort to help the National Trust look after large areas of the Peak District for everyone is both inspiring and humbling. One of the volunteers, Graham Baxby, has been involved since 1947! What I also take from this is that volunteering with the Trust is something people get a lot out of and I hope this inspires others to volunteer so that we can continue to do a great job in looking after and making available to people some of the country’s most special places”.
Present were volunteers of all kinds, from membership recruiters, to kitchen gardeners, to beekeepers , to conservationists, each of whom play their part in the maintenance of Peak District’s beautiful places. Members of the Sheffield Clarion Ramblers were also in attendance having cut short their morning of bracken cutting to receive awards for, in many cases, over 30 years’ service.
Many thanks to all the volunteers who received their Long Service Awards for all your time, commitment, company, hard work and enthusiasm over the years.
£30 will help create a secure future for threatened wildlife; by enabling us to restore the habitat they require to survive and breed in
You can become a member at the Longshaw or Ilam Visitor Centres on your visit to the Peak District or at one of the many outdoor events held throughout the year
Whether you enjoy the open countryside, wildlife, or just somewhere peaceful to relax a National Trust membership gives you a wide variety of things to do, as often as you like, whenever you like – making it money well spent.
By becoming a member today you can start to explore some of Britain’s most beautiful places, whist helping to protect them for ever, for everyone.
Funds raised through membership can help protect the Peak District by helping us to buy the necessary resources. Whether it is re-planting hedgerows in the Edale Valley or repairing drystone walls across the Peak District, £30 will pay for a metre of material.
Join online today: it is safe, easy and secure. We will also send you a temporary e-card which allows you to start enjoying your membership today.