Discover the peat bogs and erosion gullies characteristic of Kinder Scout through the words of Jody Vallance, Communication & Engagement Officer at Moors For The Future Partnership. Listen to this interview to find out about Jody’s first experience and impression of Kinder Scout, why you might come across gully blocking materials such as piles of stones while walking up on the plateau, and how the Moors For The Future Partnership is working towards restoring and conserving its moorland landscape. At the end she describes what makes her wild about Kinder Scout. While listening, you can experience atmospheric background sounds recorded from the area - headphones will be best for this.
Jody Vallance is a Communications and Engagement Officer at Moors For The Future Partnership based in Edale, Peak District. She has been in this role for five years and her work involves communicating about the amazing blanket bog habitat of the Peak District and South Pennines, and the work of the Partnership. She does this through face to face engagement at events with the Bogtastic Experience, walks and talks, as well as through digital channels and the press. Prior to that she worked for the National Trust and as a teacher. She grew up in the Peak District and enjoys cycling, running and walking.
[0:00 - 0.37 ] Intro
[0.38 - 5:44] What’s your Kinder Scout story?
[5:45 - 7:55] Who has inspired you to spend time here?
[7:56 - 11:18] Do you think that people who come here to go walking know about the work that Moors For The Future are doing?
[11:19 - 15:17] How would you describe Kinder Scout to somebody who has never been here before?
[15:18 - 18:16] Can you share the story when you walked into the dark?
[18:17 - 23:28] What information about Kinder Scout fascinates you?
[23:29 - 26:39] Why is the work of Moors For The Future important for Kinder Scout?
[26:40 - 33:56] What’s the job of the peat?
[33:57 - 41:29] What are the plastic structures and piles of stones that people might come across on Kinder?
[41:30 - 45:58] How can people help to take care of this landscape and get involved?
[45:59 - 48:18] Why did you choose to apply for a job at Moors For The Future?
[48:19 - 50:34] What makes you wild about Kinder Scout?
This interview was recorded on Kinder Scout on 4th November 2021.
Host & Production
Host - Sarah Lister, About The Adventure
Lead editor - Gabby Wolstenholme, The Northern Project
Coediter and art designer - Alec Boyd, The Northern Project
Supported by Peak District National Park
This project is supported by the Peak District National Park Communities Small Grants Scheme.
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