Our Bogtastic initiative is a programme of activities and communication that aims to explain the importance of blanket bogs and to inspire people to value them. Public support for our precious landscapes is vital to protecting blanket bogs for future generations.
Central to our programme is our state-of-the-art Bogtastic van which brings our message to villages, towns and cities surrounding the Peak District and South Pennine moors.
The interactive interior of the van immerses visitors into the world of the blanket bog. The ‘bog-wobble’ floor simulates the quivery feeling of walking across a bog. During a captivating audio-visual experience, visitors become passengers on a journey through their local uplands. They witness the landscape’s dramatic changes through the seasons and its special plants and animals.
Children enjoy playing on the Lizzy Lizard app, helping to rebuild Lizzy’s moorland home after it has been devastated by wildfire.
We use the van to teach active messages, such as how to avoid starting wildfires, as well as sharing information about the important benefits healthy blanket bogs provide.
We want everyone to be inspired, from policymakers to the public, to ensure that blanket bogs are protected for generations to come, for the benefit of us all.