Peatland Restoration Events
This series of events offers a chance to see some practical peatland restoration. All activities will take place at Hazel MacKenzie’s apportionment, N Cunningsburgh (Grid ref HU 424316)
Saturday 19th September, 10.30am - 2.30pm
Building peat dams and re-profiling hags/gullies using a machine, installing plastic piling dams using machine. Trial use of waste plastic pipe from salmon farms as piling to block ditches/ gullies.
Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd September, 10.30am - 2.30pm
Building peat dams by hand (including use of sisal “sausages”), reprofiling by hand, installing plastic piling by hand, revegetating bare peat by transplanting cotton grass pugs and sphagnum mosses.
Use of redundant smolt net (waste from salmon farms) to stop bare peat eroding.
Refreshments will be available.
The events are free to attend, but booking is recommended. Please call 01595 694688 during office hours.
Directions and Advice
Park at Fladdabister lay-bye. The “peat road” up to the site is the first road on the right as you head south from the lay-by. The road is only accessible by 4WD vehicle or a 10-15 min walk up from the main road (A970). Sturdy waterproof footwear is essential. There is very limited shelter on the hill, warm and water proof clothing essential. Nearest toilets are at Enviroglass or public toilets in Cunningsburgh.