WALK ON CROWLE AND THORNE MOORS
A History of Peat Extraction and Transport on the Moors
Saturday 22nd June 2013
Start: 10:00am at the Car Park on Crowle Moor (Grid reference SE 758141)
This will be a long walk of 10 or 11 miles and will take in most of Crowle and Thorne Moors.
Peat Extraction has taken place on the moors for many centuries. The objective of this walk is to see what evidence we can find of how peat extraction and transport has changed over time. The moors, an often overlooked gem of a National Nature Reserve, are the largest lowland raised bog in Britain; Home to many rare and wild species of fauna and flora.
This is a long walk across flat terrain and you will need to be able to complete the 10 miles as there will be limited opportunities to cut the walk short – except in an emergency, of course. Bring plenty of water and a picnic for the journey.