Denton Moor drawing expedition

Denton Moor: Data collection through the arts

Join Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT) and artist Naseem Darbey to learn more about Yorkshire’s peatlands and the role of data collection in informing their restoration.

Through a guided walk on an unrestored peatland site, learn how and why we monitor these landscapes over time, and support data collection creatively through recording the peatlands and their unique species through a guided illustration workshop.

Naseem and members of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s peat team will lead a group onto Denton Moor to discover its botany and natural history up close and through creative drawing techniques.

Each participant will be given a bag of high-quality drawing materials to use on the day and take away for future wild drawing adventures.

Naseem’s practice encourages people to explore drawing and creativity in fun and experimental ways, and the day will bring participants up close with Denton Moor’s spectacular wildlife and the story of its restoration.

Naseem Darbey artist
Artist Naseem Darbey of Keighley Creative. Photo: Bob Smith Photography

To take part, please book via the link below (only 10 places available)

Meet Stuart Fildes at Wharfemeadows car park off Farnley Lane, Otley, LS21 2BD for car sharing. Departs 9.15am on Saturday 29th June 2024.

3 miles of moderate terrain that is expected to take approximately 4 hours.

Due to uneven moorland walking sturdy walking boots or shoes must be worn. Sorry, no dogs due to ground nesting birds.

£20 charge for art materials including a weatherproof bag, sketchbook, pencil, watercolour crayons, pen, brush, guide and ID chart. 


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