Teesdale’s rare flora gets national support

Wonderful news!  The Green Recovery Challenge Fund has awarded £222,400 to our new Plants on the Edge programme.  This means we will be extending our survey and conservation work in 2022-23.  The award will also support Upper Teesdale Botany Group activities and work with the wider community.  Our partners are Northern Heartlands and North Pennines AONB Partnership.  The programme starts in September – look here for more news soon.

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This should be completed shortly.

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Trek for Teesdale Special Flora

One the 2nd July 2021 Margaret will start the first leg of an 88km sponsored Trek for Teesdale Flora.   

The trek aims to raise £5,000 towards the costs of our 2021 survey work and wider work to research and conserve Teesdale’s special flora.

The 88km distance signifies the boundary distance of the River Tees catchment area, where many of the rarest plants are found.

Trust Update – April 2021

We had both a challenging and a productive 2020. The Trustees are now getting quite comfortable with zoom but looking forward to being able to meet face to face again.  Margaret’s tireless fundraising has already raised a significant amount of the costs for the 2021 survey.

In 2020 our solitary surveyor on the moors of Upper Teesdale completed over 2,500 10m x 10m survey squares, or 25ha of ground.  The updated website will contain more information about the main survey.  The Trust is extremely grateful for the support of the local land owners and managers who worked with us to enable the survey to happen.  

Finally a big thank you to everyone who made a donation.  You enable the important research and conservation work that will protect Teesdale’s Special Flora for future generations.



Dr Margaret E. Bradshaw MBE – founder of the Trust and life long champion of Teesdale’s Special Flora