Nov 20 2020

Latest drone film from Gorpley in the Northern Forest

In the Northern Forest, we’re working in partnership with Yorkshire Water and the National Trust as part of a pilot project for the White Rose Forest’s Landscapes for Water programme. The objective on this site at Gorpley reservoir near Todmorden is to delivery 63.2 hectares  of woodland creation, planting over 100,000 trees. To see footage of what we have achieved, click on the link below:


Drone Footage of Tree Planting at Gorpley Reservoir


The tree planting is part of a wider habitat improvement scheme, covering 104 hectares in total. The scheme will also see moorland restoration, Natural Flood Management which will include turf/willow dams, peat bog/heathland habitat restoration, and pond formation. We’re working with specialists to help us design the scheme, as well as local community groups. 

A big thank you to our funders as well. Funding includes DEFRA Countryside Stewardship £470,524 and additional support from Yorkshire Water and the National Trust. The Natural Flood Management interventions were paid through a grant from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority – Local Growth Fund, totalling £440,000.


Paul Mosley – North England Communication & Engagement Manager

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