Help us to protect the National Park you love
Recently we’ve had fantastic weather in the Peak District National Park, but warm temperatures, dry ground and light breezes provide the perfect conditions for devastating wild fires.
It’s heartbreaking to see swathes of our internationally important landscapes being damaged. The smallest spark can lead to huge amounts of damage. Ashes blown from a barbecue, a broken glass, a dropped cigarette butt can lead to catastrophic damage to our precious and protected landscapes. The damage to the environment, wildlife, habitats and vegetation takes years to recover.
Wild fires are catastrophic for wildlife, flora and, importantly, the peat itself which provides unique habitat and vital carbon and water store. Ground nesting birds, many of which are already suffering a decline in numbers, will be unable to move eggs and young to avoid the flames.
What can you do to help?
We’ve been overwhelmed with the public concern and offers of support and have now established a wildfire fund. Your donation will help us to repair damage and work towards fire prevention for the future with our many partners in the Peak District Fire Operations Group (FOG).
You can also help by...
- Reporting sightings of smoke at the earliest possible moment, and most importantly, identify as accurately as possible where the fire is.
- Sharing the message to report moorland fires by calling 999.
- Raising awareness of the risks to members of the public who’re out on the moors.
- Taking any glass you might find home with you.
- Volunteering for Operation Fire Watch.
- Read our FAQs on wildfires.