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Barton Moss Protection Camp – Ten Year Anniversary Walk (Manchester Greenpeace)

On Friday 12 April 2014 the Protection Camp at Barton Moss ended with a party and clean up of the site. From November 2013 the site had been the scene of daily ‘slow walks’ and protests aimed at IGas’s exploratory shale gas drilling rig on Barton Moss Road.
The protectors had been supported through a hard winter by the local community, and by the time IGas packed up and left public opinion in Greater Manchester had completely turned against fracking, and the city had seen the largest anti-fracking gatherings ever in the UK.

Fracking in the UK didn’t die at Barton Moss, but it was fatally wounded and expired a few years later.

In the decade since the wildlife has returned to the Moss and local expert Colin Barnes will be leading us on an evening walk to explore this unique area. We will meet at the top of Barton Moss Road, next to the care park outside Aerodrome, and walk for an hour or so. The majority of the walk will be on tarmac and anybody with mobility problems will be able to join us for most of it using wheeled transport.

Bring your friends, bring your memories and bring your energy. Sometimes we win!

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Event Details

Location Barton Moss Road/Liverpool Road
Barton, M30 7RL
Start Friday 12 Apr 2024 6:00pm
Finish Friday 12 Apr 2024 8:00pm
Organised by Manchester Greenpeace

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