NFM events

See how natural flood management (NFM) is being used to reduce flood risk in the Upper Calder Valley

*** UPDATE: Due to limited interest, there will now only be one tour of each Hebden Bridge site. If there haven't been any more sign-ups by midday on Saturday 12 October, we may need to cancel these tours too so please register to avoid disappointment.  Please note that Slow the Flow's volunteer day is still scheduled to go ahead as planned. ***

Sunday 13th October – Hebden Bridge

Hardcastle Crags*
Join the National Trust at Gibson Mill at 1pm for a tour of NFM work onsite or if you would like to volunteer for the morning please email Register at

Colden site visits*
See examples of NFM work on privately owned land using a grant from Calderdale DEFRA booster funding. Meet at 11am outside the Trades Club, Hebden Bridge. Register at


Sunday 20th October – Todmorden

Midgleden Brook*
See tree planting and other NFM work by SOURCE partners to slow the flow of water into Midgleden Brook. Meet at Bramsche Square car park (by Todmorden Market) at 10am (returning 11.30am) or 12 noon (returning 1.30pm). Email

Bogtastic Van
Learn how the Moors for the Future Partnership is restoring our moorlands to deliver a wide range of benefits including reduced flood risk in what is probably the world's first 'moor in a van'. Come to Brook Street (next to Bramsche Square carpark, Todmorden market) between 10am and 2pm.

*Limited spaces are available on these tours. Please register to avoid disappointment. Please bring wellies or walking boots and a waterproof coat for site visits.