Meet the Eastern Moors Team

Danny Udall, Senior Site Manager

My role is to head up the team and coordinate a programme of improvements for wildlife, landscape and for people who enjoy this place as much as I do.

My first encounter with the Eastern Moors was hanging off a rope on Froggatt Edge, a long time ago - the Eastern Moors has changed a lot since then!  When offered the role to oversee the delivery of a new vision for the Eastern Moors, working with wildlife and people, I jumped at the chance, who wouldn’t?



Katherine Clarke, Visitor Experience Manager

My role is all about people building relationships with the Eastern Moors through nature, heritage and landscape. Being within nature can bring physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing to people. Deepening a connection with nature can inspire support and action for nature through a heightened sense of responsibility. Therefore enabling people's enjoyment of this special place, increasing their knowledge of and relationship with nature is why the 'people' side of our work is the other half of conservation. 


John Mead, Warden

The Eastern Moors and Burbage is a constant source of inspiration to me. There is so much to discover and so much to learn by working in this landscape. My role includes co-ordinating the ecological monitoring, working with volunteers, and carrying out landscape scale conservation projects. Being part of a team that cares for this landscape is a real privilege.  



Bryony Thomson, Community Involvement Ranger

My formative years were spent hiking and wildlife spotting in the valleys and woodlands of Kent. I'm blown away by the scale and beauty of the Eastern Moors and looking forward to discovering this special area. I'm passionate about involving people with the natural world so my job is to help people to responsibly explore, engage with and enjoy all the Eastern Moors has to offer.




Rebecca Wood, Assistant Warden

My role is to help the warden and visitor experience teams in carrying out estate work and habitat management on the Eastern Moors. After previously working for the RSPB in Cambridgeshire, it is a privilege to be back in my home county working in such a rich and diverse landscape. I am looking forward to exploring what hidden gems the Eastern Moors has to offer, as I feel I have only just scratched the surface.


Chris Anslow-Johnson, Project Officer

My role is to deliver infrastructure projects which provide enjoyable and accessible visitor routes, while safeguarding the vulnerability of the moors. This allows users from all walks of life to share my passion for enjoying and conserving the landscape. The Eastern Moors have a huge amount to offer in providing physical and mental health benefits from the unique experiences available but also require a respect for the natural environment to ensure its protection.

Natasha Edgington, Administrator

A Derbyshire lass born and bred, the Eastern Moors harbours lifelong memories and remains a place of ceaseless majesty and wonder. I am a champion of conservation and preservation in all facets of society, and cherish the opportunity to work for the Eastern Moors in my role as Administrator. I’m looking forward to immersing deeper into the conservation sector and supporting the array of partnership groups that strive for a balanced and receptive approach to managing this resplendent landscape.



Myles Flanagan, Warden 

Having previously worked as a contractor doing land and habitat management works in the Peak District then as a Ranger for the National Trust at Kedleston Hall, I jumped at the chance to return to the peaks. It is a privilege to work in such an inspiring and diverse landscape. My role as Warden will be varied, involving habitat management, wildlife and heritage monitoring as well as working with volunteers.