A SERIES of activities is being staged across the district as part of a 'nature recovery' project.

The South Pennines Park and partner organisations are co-ordinating guided walks and other events.

On Bradford's Doorstep – which also involves Natural England – is celebrating the role that moors and peatlands play in nature and for people, as well as their impact on the climate.

In addition to the guided walks there are forest school activity days, and workshops are being held focussing on propagating sphagnum moss, a vital ingredient of healthy moorlands.

Amongst those delivering the programme are Bradford and Calderdale councils, forest school practitioner Get Out More CIC and the Aire Rivers Trust.

South Pennines Park heritage consultant, Chris Atkinson, says: "We’re delighted to be working with partners to lead this programme of public moorland activities.

"On Bradford’s Doorstep is a great opportunity to raise awareness, through free family-friendly walks and activities, of how important the region’s moorlands are for the fight against climate change, as well as wildlife, water quality, history and archaeology.

"Moorlands, woodlands and parks are important for our own wellbeing – places where we can relax and enjoy nature and the outdoors."

Penistone Hill Country Park at Haworth is amongst the locations for guided walks, which begin next week.

Forthcoming activities include: Saturday, February 18 – community workshop for people to share views on what they'd like to see happen in the South Pennines Park, at the Kala Sangam Arts Centre Forster Court, Bradford, 9.30am to 1.30pm.

Sunday, February 19 – a short guided walk exploring the heritage and nature around Hurstwood Reservoir, 10am to 12.30pm. Meet at Worsthorne Moor car park, Hurstwood Lane, Worsthorne.

Sunday, February 26 – family-friendly guided walk at Penistone Hill Country Park, Haworth, 10am to noon. Meet at the Penistone Hill car park; also at Penistone Hill Country Park, 1pm to 3pm, peatland restoration walk to learn more about how taking care of moorlands can have an impact in tackling climate change, reducing flooding and increasing biodiversity. Meet at the car park.

For more details about the full programme of events and activities, and to book places, visit eventbrite.co.uk/o/south-pennines-park-51346969273.

Further information about the forest school activities can be found at tickettailor.com/events/getoutmorecic, where bookings may also be made.

The South Pennines Park, launched in 2021, includes Keighley, the Worth Valley and South Craven. The initiative was led by regeneration agency Pennine Prospects.