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Fight climate change in Peak District

guided hike

Fight climate change in Peak District

Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Fight climate change in Peak District

guided hike

Fight climate change in Peak District

Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

You will be doing your bit to help combat climate change by heading off the beaten track to plant vital sphagnum moss on the majestic moors of the Peak District National Park. On an exclusive guided walk, you’ll learn more about how moors, or ‘peatlands’ play a very special role in your life and the huge benefits they bring – as you walk or wobble across one! Enjoy stunning scenery and keep your eyes peeled for unique moorland animals including the mountain hare, and a whole range of beautiful birds. You will find out why the peatlands of the Peak District were in such a bad condition, and why there was no sphagnum moss left. You will find out how restoration work is helping to reverse their fortunes. Then, do your own little bit of restoration work, as you plant sphagnum moss to help heal the landscape and ensure its future for generations to come. In the UK, peatlands store more carbon than any other habitat, so it’s really important that we look after them. Sphagnum moss plays a vital role in storing carbon and we need to plant lots of it, and you can help!

Your host

Learn more about Joe

Joe

I’ve worked in the Peak District at Moors for the Future Partnership for the last 5 years. During this time I’ve helped to monitor the conditions of our upland peat landscape, as well as communicated about the many benefits which peatlands provide to us. I’m a keen naturalist who has studied environmental conservation, and will be able to help you spot some of the animals and plants which inhabit this fascinating and unusual habitat.

What's included

Equipment
Sphagnum moss plug plants for you to plant on the moors and sphagnum moss planting equipment for you to borrow

Where you'll be

We will visit an area called Black Hill. We will walk through time as you see the transformation into a green and pleasant land that Black Hill has become. We will step onto the infamous Pennine Way, but the majority of the experience will take place on a route less travelled. Black Hill lies within the Peak District National Park which is a stunning and iconic landscape.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. The guided walk will be fairly strenuous so you will need to have a good level of fitness to fully enjoy and immerse yourself in the experience

More tips

The guided walk will be fairly strenuous so you will need to have a good level of fitness to fully enjoy and immerse yourself in the experience. Mobile phone signal is very poor in the area.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

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Fight climate change in Peak District
New experience
£40/person
New experience
£40/person