Glen Dye Moor is the site of an ambitious project to help tackle the great challenge of climate change while creating rural jobs and preserving a landscape that people will enjoy for generations to come.

The project aims to restore peatlands, establish new mixed woodlands and provide multiple benefits to communities, activity groups, visitors and the local economy.

We’re committed to providing as much information as possible and encourage you to Have Your Say as we develop plans for the future of Glen Dye Moor.

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Our project

Dealing with climate change is the greatest challenge of our time. It will affect each and every one of us. Governments worldwide are pressing home the need to reduce carbon emissions at global, national and local level. At Glen Dye Moor we aspire to make our contribution to a successful transition to net zero through an innovative vehicle investing in carbon capture, peatland restoration and commercial forestry. These activities aim to capture over 1.4 million tonnes of carbon in total. At the same time, we will deliver further public benefit through significant employment and use of local services as well as improving the facilities that people use throughout the year.

Peatland Restoration

Peatland is a super carbon store. However, much of the peatland in the UK has been degraded over time and has been contributing to rising carbon emissions. Restoration is crucial and at Glen Dye Moor we plan to undertake one of the most extensive restoration projects in the country. Up to 1,800 hectares of degraded peatland will be restored. It is anticipated that this will result in a reduction in emissions totalling 650,000 tonnes of CO2e.

Woodland Creation

Creating new woodland provides many benefits for the environment, wildlife, communities and the local community as well as playing an important part in carbon capture. It is anticipated that our woodland creation activities will result in net carbon sequestration of 780,000 tonnes of CO2e.
The proposed tree planting at Glen Dye Moor will result in several areas of new woodland, designed to complement existing forests and local landscape features. A wide variety of trees will be planted with a focus on ensuring that ‘the right tree is planted in the right place’. Native woodland is expected to cover two-thirds of the planting area with commercial crops – another key element of the net zero effort – on the remaining third.

People and places

For generations, people have enjoyed the scenic splendour of Glen Dye Moor including the prominent hilltop of Clachnaben.

We are committed to preserving and improving that experience by enhancing paths, trails and buildings on the site and have started discussions with local activity groups about their future needs.