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We would love you to be part of the This Exploited Land of Iron story, find out more about the industrial past of the North York Moors, and maybe volunteer your time to help grow the project and share this story with others.

Launch event 18 March

This Exploited Land of Iron officially launched on 18 March with IRONFEST - a fun-filled activity day at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby. A fantastic day was had by all and some pictures are shown below. The exhibition is open until 10 April in the Inspired by... gallery so go and check it out.

Montage of images from Launch Event

A special launch edition newspaper was printed for the event, and can be viewed below.

Future events

Following the launch a range of events will take place throughout 2017 with enough variety to provide something for everyone. Activities will include community archaeological digs and surveys, guided walks, mini-beast safaris, art exhibitions, and displays at local shows. Further details coming soon.


Volunteering can be so much fun – you can meet new people, learn new skills and gain confidence, get fit and active, and make a real difference to your local community and environment. This Exploited Land of Iron offers lots of opportunities for volunteering, inside or outdoors, for as little or as much time as you have to spare. We also have opportunities for work experience and study placements with our project team.

Current opportunities include:

  • Archaeology and excavations
  • Lime mortar training
  • Daffodil surveys
  • Path repair
  • 3D modelling
  • Habitat management
  • Wildflower surveys
  • Tree planting
  • Riverbank stabilisation

If you are keen to get involved or have an idea which volunteers could help with, please get in touch on or 01439 772700.

Connect with us

Why not follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest – it’s great to share favourite photos of favourite places. You can also sign up to the National Park's weekly Conservation blog or mailing list, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at some of our conservation work.

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