Youth Landscapers

Welcome to Youth Landscapers!

We’re a group of young people from the National Forest area coming together to explore and share the landscape’s industrial past and forest future through creative projects.

We’ve worked with artists, local historians, wildlife experts, archivists, museum curators and the public to research the area. Together we make ambitious, creative projects that help to share the ways that natural and industrial landscape of the Heart of the National Forest has changed. We were originally set up in 2016 as part of the National Forest’s Black to Green programme, funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Since then we’ve grown in confidence and skills, developing experience and commitment to shape and direct where Youth Landscapers goes next.  You’ll find us showing our work at events including Timber Festival and the Moira Canal Festival.