Past Events

Image: Neolithic trackway, Hatfield Moors © Henry Chapman

Past Events


July 26, 2016
Come along and join in all things fun to do with bogs, rivers, wildlife and history on the beautiful landscape of Exmoor. 

Discover the Secrets of Carmarthenshire's Peat Bogs

September 17, 2016
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne - 11am - 4pm A fantastic day of activities is lined up to celebrate all things 'boggy' without having to get your feet wet:

Making Moor Space

September 27, 2016
LIFE+ Project – Restoring the Humberhead Peatlands Mid-Project Workshop

The Science and Beauty of Peatlands

October 22, 2016
Hulme Community Garden Centre, 28 Old Birley Street, St George's, Manchester 10:30am - 3:30pm Peat bogs are richly biodiverse and a source of fascination for many scientists. Look at plant life, invertebrates and microbes through microscopes; see how bogs store carbon and affect water and find out more about the preserving powers of peat. Hear a new poem about Lindow Man by Ralph Hoyte and Lindow Man's last thoughts re-created by archaeologist Rick Turner.

Flows Field Centre Open Day

October 22, 2016
The Peatlands Partnership’s new building opens its doors to the public On Saturday 22 October the newly completed Flows Field Centre in Forsinard will open its doors to the public for the first time. This open day will give people the opportunity to explore the new centre and take part in a whole host of activities.

IUCN UK Peatland Programme Conference

November 29, 2016
The IUCN UK Peatland Programme is to focus on ‘Creating a Legacy for Peatlands’ in what is to be its 2016 conference. Having taken a break in 2015 following the conclusion of its previous series of conferences on ‘Investing in Peatlands’, this highly anticipated conference will focus on how we as a nation can improve the state of our damaged peatlands and ensure no further deterioration.

Flow Country Conference IV

March 21, 2017
The next Flow Country research conference will be held in Thurso between the 21st and 24th of March 2017 under the theme 'Thinking Big'.

Richard Payne
A tribute to Richard Payne The IUCN UK Peatlands Programme team were all saddened to hear the shocking news about the death of…
Image of sphagnum in pool © Joe Holden
Sphagnum is a key ingredient of natural flood managementIn 2008 iCASP published research that showed how water running over Sphagnum on blanket peatlands…
Image of V-notch in ply-sheet dam © Emma Shuttleworth
Peat restoration and natural flood managementThe Upland Environments Research Unit at the University of Manchester has been working closely with…
Image of bog vegetation © Dom Hinchley
New edition of Conserving Bogs: The Management HandbookA new edition of Conserving Bogs: The Management Handbook is now available. Conserving Bogs: The…
Rob Stoneman at the House of Commons flanked by Rob Brown and Julian Sturdy
Managing the Uplands for Public Benefit House of Commons ReceptionOver 48 representatives from across the peatland community in the UK as well as MPs and Peers…
Large heath butterfly
Peatland biodiversity - butterflies & mothsAt Butterfly Conservation we understand the great value of healthy functioning peatlands for…
Cover of GHG emissions inventory
Inclusion of peatlands in the UK's GHG emissions inventory publishedThe long-awaited report on inclusion of peatlands in the UK’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions…
Marsden Moor fire © BBC News
Record breaking Spring temperatures exacerbate wildfire outbreaks across the UKThe summer heatwave of 2018 was accompanied by wildfires across the UK with a major incident…
Staff from RSPB, Scottish Water and the contractor, McGowan Ltd, discuss the successful works at Moss of Kinmundy
Ugie Peatland Partnership welcomes restoration of local bogBog restoration works are expected to benefit local water quality and nature, as well as contribute…
Delgates at the policy and practice workshop
New initiative to combine data across studies and sites to better inform peatland policy and practice Researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from across Europe, whose goal is to understand better…
Peatland milled for horticulture
Moving towards a future of peat-free productsCheap, usually imported, bags of peat do not reflect the environmental costs to society caused by…