Give Peat a Chance

Give Peat a Chance

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Credit: Gordon Haycock

Our last, great wild hope

For thousands of years, peatlands have stretched across Yorkshire. Our most ancient and iconic landscapes should be a mosaic of vibrant greens, reds and purples. Instead, they are a brown and broken wasteland.

We are at risk of losing them forever. So we need your help.

For the love of Yorkshire, give peat a chance!

A brown and broken wasteland

Aerial view of Fleet Moss.

Why do peatlands matter?

These are landscapes upon which our future depends...

  • They're intrinsically Yorkshire. No other landscapes can rival our peatlands for sheer 'Yorkshireness'.

  • Globally, peatlands are the largest store of carbon on land. The carbon locked in peat is estimated to be twice that stored in all the forests across the world.

  • They offer an important flood defence by slowing the flow of water down from the hills - reducing the risk of flooding further downstream.

  • They're home to iconic wildlife. Curlew, golden plover, common lizards and field voles all call the peatlands home.

Fund our vital work

We're already restoring over 30,000 hectares, but there's still a long way to go.

To ensure the survival of these vital and ancient habitats, £100,000 must be raised each year to put our team on the ground.

This spring, help us give peat a chance before it’s too late.

Donate now


We're running out of time

(c) Andrew Parkinson

Help us to spread the word about the importance of our peatlands.

Thank you for your support!