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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.

Upcoming events

Our exciting programme for 2018 includes a number of amazing archaeological excavations, great guided walks and a handful of wonderful natural encounters, among other activities. We'll be investigating the ironstone landscape of the North York Moors using a variety of interesting and invigorative events, so get in touch or sign up today to take part. The following events are scheduled for the forthcoming year.

  • 5 May - Oodles of Ouzels guided walk
  • 12 May - Wild and Worked guided walk
  • 26 May - The Rosedale Iron-rush walking festival
  • 28 May - Trods and Trees guided walk
  • 23 June - Fabulous Flora Workshop
  • 3 to 14 July - Combs Wood Community archaeology excavation
  • 24 July - The Bats of Beck Hole guided walk
  • 6 to 10 August - Warren Moor Engine Bed archaeology excavation
  • 8 August - Beautiful Bayside guided walk
  • 9 August - Bats in the Mine guided walk
  • 8 September - Combs Wood Uncovered heritage open day

Volunteering

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:

Volunteer in Rosedale and the Esk Valley with The Land of Iron
Esk Valley Land of Iron Poster Rosedale Land of Iron Poster

See the larger versions of the Esk Valley poster and the Rosedale poster.

Volunteer in the Esk Valley and Rosedale with The Land of Iron. Sign up and take part in restoration and conservation work on ironstone mining sites deep in the heart of the Esk Valley and on the fabulous Rosedale Railway. Contact landofiron@northyorkmoors.org.uk or telephone 01439 772700.

Volunteers - Woodrush Planting on River Esk

  • Archaeology and excavations
  • Lime mortar training
  • Daffodil surveys
  • Path repair
  • 3D computer 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 landofiron@northyorkmoors.org.uk or 01439 772700.

We also have a range of internships available.

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.

Past events

See some of what we have done so far.


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