Let's Learn Moor

Find out more about how and why we introduce hundreds of schoolchildren the moors every year.

Let’s Learn Moor, the UK’s largest upland classroom, is an annual event spread over the first week of July each year.

Events take place in the North York Moors, Nidderdale, Calderdale, the Yorkshire Dales, the Peak District, North Pennines and the Forest of Bowland, and are co-ordinated by Countryside Learning and BASC, and are hosted by the local Regional Moorland Groups, plus more than 50 partner organisations.

The project launched in 2017 and has continued to grow year-on-year, with more than 10,000 children from a wide range of schools having attended the events to date.

More than 2,000 children enjoyed the event in 2023, where pupils and teachers got to experience life on the moor, solve rural crimes with the police and learn about the importance moorland management.

As part of interactive lessons they learned about the diversity of species for which moorlands are home, from spongey sphagnum mosses to the iconic bent-beaked curlew.

The children also got to sample the delicacies of wild food with venison, pigeon and grouse on the menu.

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