Videos

How to monitor a moor...

Hare How a Community Science monitoring site is set up.

 

 

 

 


MoorLIFE - bringing life back to the moors

Bleaklow How the MoorLIFE has worked to protect 2,500 hectares of Peak District and South Pennine Moorland.

 

 

 

 


Bumblebee sculpture - time lapse

Bumblebee sculpture creation. A Community Science video showing the creation of a bumblebee sculpture in Chesterfield.

 

 

 

 


Conservation techniques - geotextiles

Geotextile used to cover steep slopes of bare peat. A MoorLIFE video showing why we cover steep sided slopes of bare peat with geotextile.

 

 

 

 


Conservation techniques - sphagnum moss

Sphagnum moss facts A MoorLIFE video showing why we spread Sphagnum moss on our sites across the Peak District and South Pennines.

 

 

 

 


Conservation techniques - gully blocking

Stone dam used to block gullies. A MoorLIFE video showing why we block erosion gullies and the types of dam we use across our programme of work.

 

 

 

 


Timelapse - coir logs

Flying coir logs at National Trust Marsden MoorCoir logs are collected by helicopter and flown onto site for conservation work on the National Trust land on the Marsden Moor Estate.

 

 

 

 


Timelapse - heather bales

Flying heather bales at Marsden Moor EstateHeather bales are collected by helicopter and flown onto site for conservation work on the National Trust land on the Marsden Moor Estate

 

 

 

 


Conservation techniques - plug plants

native shrubs are reintroduced as plug plants A MoorLIFE video showing how and why we reintroduce native dwarf shrubs as part of our conservation works.

 

 

 

 


Timelapse - Hurricane Bertha

Black HillA time lapse camera on Bleaklow captured the rising water levels after the remains of hurricane Bertha passed over

 

 

 

 


Black Hill flyover

Black HillA flight over Black Hill in 2010 -  in the first year of the MoorLIFE project

 

 

 

 


Bleaklow flyover

Bleaklow from the airA flight over Bleaklow in 2010 - in the first year of the MoorLIFE project

 

 

 

 


Turley Holes flyover

Turley HolesA flight over Turley Holes in 2010 - in the first year of the MoorLIFE project

 

 

 

 


Rishworth common north flyover

Rishworth Common northA flight over Rishworth Common North in 2010 - in the first year of the MoorLIFE project

 

 

 

 


Rishworth & Blackstone Edge flyover

Rishworth CommonA flight over Rishworth Common South and Blackstone Edge in 2010 - in the first year of the MoorLIFE project

 

 

 

 


An introduction to the MoorLIFE Project

RIshworth Common How we are bringing life back to 2,000 acres of Peak District and South Pennine moorland

 

 

 

 


Storm time lapse

StormWater levels rising on Bleaklow after a storm

 

 

 

 


Gully blocking time lapse

Gully blockingA day airlifting stone onto Kinder Scout to build dams

 

 

 

 


Earthrise on Bleaklow

Gully blockingEarthrise - Britain's bog rescue, broadcast on Al Jazeera English 

 

 

 

 


Salter's Brook gully blocking

Helicopter flying materials to block gullies at Salter's BrookFlying over Salter's Brook to view the gully blocking works, part of the Natural England Conservation Plans Project. (Winter 2011)

 

 

 

 


Airlifting at Salter's Brook

Airlifting at Salter's Brook, BleaklowHelicopters used to transport materials used to block eroded gullies at Salters Brook on Bleaklow, winter 2011.

Gullies are blocked to prevent further erosion and provide conditions for vegetation to grow back. This work is part of the Natural England Conservation Plans Project.

 

 


Airlifting heather cuttings onto Bleaklow

helicopter lifting bags of heather cuttings, Bleaklow Airlifting heather cuttings from Glossop Low for spreading on eroded peat on Bleaklow, winter 2011. Part of the MoorLIFE project.

 

 

 

 


What is Moors for the Future?

MoorlandChristopher Dean, Moors for the Future Project Manager answers the question 'What is the Moors for the Future project?'

 

 

 

 


Moorland restoration in progress

Spreading heather brash to encourage the regrowth of vegetation on bare peat to help restore areas of degraded moorland in the Peak District.

 

 

 

 


MoorLIFE Monitoring video

MoorLIFE monitoring videoWe are undertaking a monitoring programme to determine the success of the conservation works. As well as looking at how well vegetation establishes on the bare peat, we have started to monitor the hydrology and peat erosion / accumulation rates to see how these change following the works.   

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