Caroline Flint joined Doncaster Ramblers this week on a guided walk around Hatfield Moor at the culmination of the Doncaster Ramblers Walking Festival 2018, which saw 27 walks completed in nine days.
Walkers were given a guide to the restoration of the Moors by Janet Canning, the Reserve Manager for the Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve.
Said Ramblers Chair, David Gadd: “It was wonderful to have Caroline support our Walking Festival in its first year. This programme of walks has been a great success and hope to repeat the programme in the future.”
Speaking after the 6 mile walk, Caroline Flint said: “It was wonderful to end this Walking Festival in the wonderful setting of Hatfield Moors, covered in cotton grass as far as the eye could see.
“The Moors are very special. It was the success of the campaign to stop peat digging, which culminated in the Labour Government taking the Moors into public ownership, that made this long term restoration possible.
“I hope more people, especially schools, will take the opportunity to visit this special place and hear about the good work Natural England and its volunteers are doing.”
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