Giving the climate a chance at The Folly

Barry White

The Folly in Settle, the Yorkshire Dales’ only Grade I listed historic house regularly open to the public witnessed the well-attended launch of three climate crisis related exhibitions on Saturday 15 October.  ACE, the Yorkshire Peat Partnership and All Our Land have come together to show how they are raising awareness and taking action on climate and biodiversity issues. The event is part of the Climate Crisis Season see:

Our exhibition features work undertaken by ACE over the past three years and the activities of our five themed working groups on energy, food, transport, biodiversity and communications, as well as events and campaigns we have run and are coming up.

Bringing the Yorkshire Dales Peatlands to Life is the theme of the Yorkshire Dales Partnership exhibition (pictured) that starts thousands of years ago and runs up to the present day. It looks at how Dales peatlands formed; the wildlife that lives there; how our actions have affected our peatlands; and most important what is being doing to restore them.

This exhibition was created by the Yorkshire Peat Partnership and was previously exhibited at the Dales Countryside Museum.

The All Our Land exhibition is an innovative project where young people have come together with artists and environmental scientists to respond creatively to the relationship between our local landscape and the impact of climate change. They believe that the resulting ‘creative conversations’ will generate further important reflections, discussion and action.

All Our Land has been jointly funded by Natural England and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, as part of the Wild Ingleborough initiative.

The exhibitions can be visited during The Folly opening times ( and runs until Friday 15 December.

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Photo: Tim Smithphotos.

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