Children learn about life on Yorkshire Dales moorland

More than 400 children learnt about life on the Yorkshire Dales’ moors.

The Yorkshire Dales Moorland Group hosted a three-day event at Grinton Moor, which ended on Friday.

Children from schools in Swaledale, Wensleydale, Darlington and Northallerton learnt about moorland management, gamekeepering, sheep farming and conservation.

Partners included Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Foxglove Covert Nature Reserve and Pear Tree Honey Farm.

There was game tasting, a gundog demonstration and interactive and sensory lessons.

Children learnt about predator/prey relationships, food chains and how the moors were important for carbon capture, bird ecology and our general well-being.

The risk of wildfire increasing with climate change was also discussed.