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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.

TEL Events

  • 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 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:

  • Volunteers - Woodrush Planting on River EskArchaeology 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 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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