Bolton Fell Moss Poetry Walk

SEptember 9, 10am – 1pm

Free event – places limited to 20

As part of the Moss of Many Layers project, this is an opportunity to visit Bolton Fell Moss National Nature Reserve in a small group before it is opened to the public next year.

We’ll take a gentle walk through this extraordinary landscape, with pauses for poetry. The walk will be led by poet Harriet Fraser and Rob Fraser of somewhere-nowhere, who will share new poetry inspired by this moss, as well as bog-themed poetry from other poets, and insights about the history of the bog and its unfolding story of restoration as a National Nature Reserve and a nationally important carbon store. There’ll be plenty of time to talk about peat, mires, carbon storage, climate change and peatland research, and there’ll be prompts to sketch out your own poems if you’d like to.

The route will follow the new boardwalk, which runs for almost 3km, passing areas of mined and untouched peatland, and areas where restoration is underway. The boardwalk is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

The Moss of Many Layers project brings together artists, peat specialists from Cumbria University and Natural England, and members of the local communities. It is funded through the NERC programme ‘Arts Based Public Engagement with Climate Change.’

Book through Eventbrite here.

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a clump of peat and cotton grass held in a young person's hands
Time Settles Darkly - handwritten