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Astley and Bedford Moss

Astley and Bedford Moss

Organisation / Lead partner:

Natural England

Location:

Astley, near Manchester

Astley and Bedford Mosses is one of the largest remaining fragments of Chat Moss, a lowland raised bog covering 25 sq km's. Much of Chat Moss has been drained or reclaimed for agriculture, making Astley and Bedford Mosses an important remnant of this habitat in the area.

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Black Hill (MoorLIFE Project)

Black Hill (MoorLIFE Project)

Organisation / Lead partner:

Moors for the Future Partnership

Location:

Peak District National Park

Black Hill, owned by Yorkshire Water, is in the north of the Peak District National Park and marks the summit between the Longdendale and Holme Valleys. Atmospheric pollution over the last 150 years from nearby industrial towns and cities including Manchester, and wild fires, had led to great expanses of bare black peat.

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Bleaklow (MoorLIFE Project)

Bleaklow (MoorLIFE Project)

Organisation / Lead partner:

Moors for the Future Partnership

Location:

Peak District National Park

Bleaklow, an extensive area of blanket bog, lies on the popular Pennine Way. As a result of atmospheric pollution, recreational pressure and wildfires has led to widespread damage, with large areas of bare peat exposed. Moors for the Future Partnership has been working to re-establish plant growth and prevent water loss by blocking up drains.

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Bois-del-Bel Research

Bois-del-Bel Research

Organisation / Lead partner:

Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss

Location:

Bois-des-Bel, Quebec, Canada

The Peatland Ecology Research Group (PERG), in concert with the Canadian peat industry and governmental agencies, has undertaken research to restore harvested peatlands into functional peat accumulating systems. Yet, it seems arduous to evaluate restoration success for specific ecological functions in small plots, which were the focus of former research projects. Several processes, particularly hydrological ones, can only occur and be studied at the scale of the entire ecosystem. This might also be true for the return of peatland animal populations, for which individuals often occupy large territories.

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Bolton Fell Moss (Cumbria BogLIFE Project)

Bolton Fell Moss (Cumbria BogLIFE Project)

Organisation / Lead partner:

Natural England

Location:

Carlisle, Cumbria

Bolton Fell Moss is a lowland raised bog in northern Cumbria. In the past the site has suffered from large-scale commercial peat extraction and drainage. Using matched EU LIFE+ funding, Natural England hope to re-establish peat-forming mire surface within 30 years.

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Border Mires: Active Blanket Bog Rehabilitation

Border Mires: Active Blanket Bog Rehabilitation

Organisation / Lead partner:

Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Location:

Kielder Forest, Northumberland

The Border Mires are considered to be one of the most important remaining active blanket bogs in the UK, outside of Scotland. Comprising 58 seperate sites, they are located in and adjacent to Kielder Forest - the largest manmade forest in Europe.

In the past, draining for agriculture and afforestation has encroached onto the peatland, drying it out and degrading the habitat. EU LIFE funding enabled a partnership of governmental and non-governmental bodies to restore 15 of the mires, which accounted for around 40% of the overall Border Mires.

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Burns Beck Moss

Burns Beck Moss

Organisation / Lead partner:

Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Location:

Near Sedbergh, Cumbria

Burns Beck Moss is a small nature reserve near Sedbergh managed by Cumbria Wildlife Trust. A mixture of raised (rain-fed) and valley (groundwater-fed) mires, historical peat cutting and drainage has dried out parts of the site. Since taking over management, Cumbria Wildlife Trust has blocked up the drains and typical mire species are beginning to thrive, including bog rosemary, cranberry and bog myrtle. 

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Campfield Marsh Reserve (Bowness Common)

Campfield Marsh Reserve (Bowness Common)

Organisation / Lead partner:

RSPB

Location:

Wigton, Cumbria

Bowness Common is the largest raised mire remaining in England, with areas supporting active bog growth and dominated by Sphagnum species. Some of the common has suffered in the past from drainage, peat cuttting and wildfires. In these areas wet heath habitat dominates, but areas of deep peat remain.

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Carsegowan Moss

Carsegowan Moss

Organisation / Lead partner:

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Location:

Wigtown, Galloway

Carsegowan Moss is one of the best examples of a lowland raised peat bog in Galloway. Cranberry and bog rosemary grow in the Sphagnum carpet and adders bask in the heather. Hen harriers, merlins, short-eared owls and barn owls can be occasionally seen hunting across the bog.

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Cors Bodeilio NNR (Anglesey & Lleyn Fens LIFE Project)

Cors Bodeilio NNR (Anglesey & Lleyn Fens LIFE Project)

Organisation / Lead partner:

Natural Resources Wales

Location:

Pentraeth, Anglesey

Cors Bodeilio is a nationally important nature reserve due to its unique mire, which lies in a shallow limestone valley between Llangefni and Pentraeth. The wetland supports areas of lime-rich fen with characteristic plants such as fen sedge and black bog rush. Notably, Cors Bodeilio also supports orchids including uncommon narrow-leaved marsh orchid and fly orchid.

The Anglesey and Lleyn Fens: Restoring alkaline and calcareous fens within the Corsydd Mon a Llyn SACs in Wales project, which was funded by EU LIFE enabled the hydrology of this site to be restored.

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Cors Erddreiniog NNR (Anglesey & Lleyn Fens LIFE Project)

Cors Erddreiniog NNR (Anglesey & Lleyn Fens LIFE Project)

Organisation / Lead partner:

Natural Resources Wales

Location:

Capel Coch, Anglesey

Cors Erddreiniog is one of seven sites in the 467 ha Anglesey Fens SAC, and is the largest of them all. The Anglesey & Lleyn Fens LIFE project funded the restoration of this internationally important fenland.

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Cors Geirch NNR (Anglesey & Lleyn Fens LIFE Project

Cors Geirch NNR (Anglesey & Lleyn Fens LIFE Project

Organisation / Lead partner:

Natural Resources Wales

Location:

Hendre, Gwynedd

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Cors y Llyn NNR

Cors y Llyn NNR

Organisation / Lead partner:

Natural Resources Wales

Location:

Newbridge-on-Wye, Powys

The Cors y Llyn Reserve is one of several mires in the local area, although is Wales' only 'schwingmoor'. It consists of two basins carved out by glaciers in the last Ice Age, which are now surrounded by wet woodland and fields, and separated from one another by a drier ridge of peat. 

Other habitats here include a wildflower-rich meadow and a large peat pool, home to all three UK newt species.

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Dalmellington Moss (Raised Bog Habitat Enhancement)

Dalmellington Moss (Raised Bog Habitat Enhancement)

Organisation / Lead partner:

East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative

Location:

Dalmellington, Ayrshire

Dalmellington Moss is 28.5 ha of lowland raised bog surrounded by marsh, grassland and willow carr within the River Doon valley. The site is situated just west of the village of Dalmellington in East Ayrshire and is owned by Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT), who manage it as a wildlife reserve.

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Dartmoor and the Upper Plym Valley

Dartmoor and the Upper Plym Valley

Organisation / Lead partner:

National Trust

Location:

Dartmoor

Well known for its extensive peat bogs, the National Trust is working with partners on moorland management for carbon conservation and promoting low-carbon management.

Commoners are signed up to a Higher Level Scheme agreement to manage the site for the benefit of wildlife, archaeology and peat.

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Dove Stone

Dove Stone

Organisation / Lead partner:

RSPB

Location:

Mossley, Greater Manchester

RSPB, in partnership with United Utilities, is working to restore bare peat at Dove Stone, to improve water quality, carbon storage and biodiversity through a landscape-scale habitat restoration programme.

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Drumburgh Moss NNR

Drumburgh Moss NNR

Organisation / Lead partner:

Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Location:

Drumburgh, Cumbria

Drumburgh Moss NNR is a lowland raised mire formed following the last Ice Age as vegetation in-filled a body of standing water and eventually formed peat. Sphagnum moss, sundew and other bog-loving plants thrive here with as many as 13 species of Sphagnum recorded. Drainage for agriculture has dried out the bog, so Cumbria Wildlife Trust have been working to restore the habitat to its natural state and manage the land through conservation grazing with Exmoor ponies.

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Duddon Mosses NNR

Duddon Mosses NNR

Organisation / Lead partner:

Natural England

Location:

Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria

Duddon Mosses is a lowland rasied bog, which is rich in wildlife with adders, lizards, cottongrass, bog asphodel, and notably, the rare moss Sphagnum pulchrum among the species here. The peat in this lowland raised bog is thought to be around 7,000 years old and up to 6 m deep. 

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Dungonnell Blanket Bog Catchment Management Plan

Dungonnell Blanket Bog Catchment Management Plan

Organisation / Lead partner:

Northern Ireland Water

Location:

Dungonnell Reservoir Dungonnell Road Cargan BT43 7LJ    

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Exmoor: Restoring the Mires-on-the-Moors

Exmoor: Restoring the Mires-on-the-Moors

Organisation / Lead partner:

Exmoor Mires Partnership

Location:

Dulverton, West Somerset

The Exmoor Mires Project is a carefully planned restoration programme targeted at over 2000 ha of moorland. Part of South West Water’s Upstream Thinking Catchment Management Programme, this £10 million investment is a radical shift in water supply management, addressing issues at source in the catchment, rather than investing in storage and treatment works further down the river.

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Flanders Moss

Flanders Moss

Organisation / Lead partner:

Scottish Natural Heritage

Location:

Thornhill, Stirling  

Flanders Moss is one of the last fragile remnants of the great bogs that once covered much of Scotland; it is now one of the largest lowland raised bogs in Britain and one of the most intact in Europe. Management focus for the site is to reverse the trend for drying out and restore the water table over the whole peat body.

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Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve

Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve

Organisation / Lead partner:

Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Location:

Witherslack, Cumbria

Foulshaw Moss is the largest of three raised mires making up the Witherslack Mosses. Drainage and tree planting during the 1950s and 60s has reduced the water table, leading to the characteristic bog vegetation being replaced in areas. Cumbria Wildlife Trust has been working towards restoration the bog, by removing trees, blocking ditches and rewetting the surrounding land.

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Geltsdale Reserve

Geltsdale Reserve

Organisation / Lead partner:

RSPB

Location:

Brampton, Cumbria

Blanket bog vegetation dominates Geltsdale Reserve, which is managed by the RSPB for its rare upland breeding birds. Relict deciduous woodland pasture, grassland communities and high agricultural pasture is also found here.

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Glaisdale Moor

Glaisdale Moor

Organisation / Lead partner:

North York Moors National Park Authority

Location:

Glaisdale, Whitby

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Goss Moor NNR (Mid Cornwall Moors LIFE Project)

Goss Moor NNR (Mid Cornwall Moors LIFE Project)

Organisation / Lead partner:

Natural England

Location:

Saint Austell, Cornwall

Goss Moor is the largest survivng remnant of the Mid-Cornwall moors; a mosaic of wetland, heathland and scrub is the result of tin mining and livestock grazing. Peat extraction has also occured,

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High Peak Moors (Kinder and Bleaklow)

High Peak Moors (Kinder and Bleaklow)

Organisation / Lead partner:

National Trust

Location:

Edale, Derbyshire

The High Peak Moors stretch over almost forty square miles of the Peak District National Park: a boulder-strewn landscape with mile-upon-mile of blanket bog. Whilst an estimated 13 million tonnes of carbon is stored in the peat here, it is one of the most damaged blanket bogs in the UK, as a result of atmospheric pollution, wildfires, overgrazing and recreation (thousands of visitors flock here every year). A large-scale restoration programme has seen vast areas of the bare peat revegetated.

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Holborn Moss

Holborn Moss

Organisation / Lead partner:

Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Location:

Lowick, Northumberland

Holburn Moss comprises the entire peat body of a raised mire, with the lake and adjacent areas of international importance as a major roost for greylag geese (Anser anser).

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Ince Moss (Wigan Flashes)

Ince Moss (Wigan Flashes)

Organisation / Lead partner:

Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Location:

Wigan, Lancashire

Ince Moss forms part of the Wigan Flashes, which itself was formed through the extraction of coal leading to subsidence and extensive flooding. Ince Moss is a five hectare peatland on this 240 hectare site, that has undergone drainage, which is now in the process of being reversed.

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Inishargy Bog

Inishargy Bog

Organisation / Lead partner:

Ulster Wildlife Trust

Location:

Kircubbin, Down

Inishargy Bog has been cutover for peat, but remains one of a dwindling number in Northern Ireland where the marsh fritillary butterfly can be found. Ulster Wildlife is managing the site for the species.

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Isle of Axeholme, Baston & Thurlby Fens (South Lincolnshire Fens)

Isle of Axeholme, Baston & Thurlby Fens (South Lincolnshire Fens)

Organisation / Lead partner:

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Location:

South Lincolnshire

Of Lincolnshire's original 100,000 hectares if wild, wet fenland, only 55 hectares now remain. The majority of this is concentrated in Baston and Thurlby Fen nature reserves, and Counter Drain SAC. Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is working to restore this landscape, linking together the remaining fragments of fenland.

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Lake Vyrnwy (Breathing LIFE into Welsh blanket bogs)

Lake Vyrnwy (Breathing LIFE into Welsh blanket bogs)

Organisation / Lead partner:

RSPB

Location:

Lake Vyrnwy, Wales

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Lancashire’s Mosslands

Lancashire’s Mosslands

Organisation / Lead partner:

Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Location:

Lancashire, England

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Langlands Moss LNR

Langlands Moss LNR

Organisation / Lead partner:

Friends of Langlands Moss

Location:

East Kilbride, Glasgow, Scotland

Concerned about the condition of the bog and the encroaching impact of industrial development, a group of local people came together in 2006 to form The Friends of Langlands Moss LNR. Working in partnership with the local Council and various conservation and interested parties, this group aims to continue to improve and conserve Langlands Moss for the benefit of all.

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Low Moss (Bog Enhancement)

Low Moss (Bog Enhancement)

Organisation / Lead partner:

East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative

Location:

Lugar, East Ayrshire  

CEI have been re-wetting raised bog habitat at Low Moss, near Lugar, East Ayrshire. 

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Malham Tarn: Rewetting the Bog

Malham Tarn: Rewetting the Bog

Organisation / Lead partner:

National Trust

Location:

Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales National Park

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May Moss

May Moss

Organisation / Lead partner:

Forestry Commission

Location:

May Moss, North York Moors National Park, England

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Meathop Moss

Meathop Moss

Organisation / Lead partner:

Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Location:

Witherslack, Cumbria

Sphagnum, sundew and other unusual plants create a colourful carpet on this raised mire. As a result of a steady lowering of the water table, Cumbria Wildlife Trust and Natural England have been carrying out significant habitat restoration works.

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North Pennines AONB Partnership: Restoration, Research and Celebration

North Pennines AONB Partnership: Restoration, Research and Celebration

Organisation / Lead partner:

North Pennines AONB Partnership

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Peatland Restoration Sweden (LIFE to Ad(d)mire: Mire and Wetland Restoration)

Peatland Restoration Sweden (LIFE to Ad(d)mire: Mire and Wetland Restoration)

Organisation / Lead partner:

LIFE to Ad(d)mire Sweden

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Pumlumon Project

Pumlumon Project

Organisation / Lead partner:

Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust

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Restoring Peatlands on Black Law Windfarm

Restoring Peatlands on Black Law Windfarm

Organisation / Lead partner:

ScottishPower Renewables

Location:

Black Law Windfarm, North Lanarkshire, Scotland

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Rishworth Common (MoorLIFE Project)

Rishworth Common (MoorLIFE Project)

Organisation / Lead partner:

Moors for the Future Partnership

Location:

Peak District National Park

Rishworth Common, which includes Rishworth and Moss Moor, sits within the South Pennine Moors SSSI. Covering 1727 ha, it is largely blanket bog, which had been degraded as a result of wild fire and atmospheric pollution.

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RSPB Airds Moss bog enhancement 2013 - 2018

RSPB Airds Moss bog enhancement 2013 - 2018

Organisation / Lead partner:

East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative

Location:

Airds Moss Muirkirk KA18 3NQ

The CEI have been working with partners RSPB to carry out ditch blocking at Airds Moss RSPB Reserve, the largest unafforested bog in the region

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SCaMP 2

SCaMP 2

Organisation / Lead partner:

United Utilities

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Shiel Farm deep trench bunding

Shiel Farm deep trench bunding

Organisation / Lead partner:

East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative

Location:

Shiel Farm Airds Moss Cumnock KA18 3JN

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Somerset: Rebuilding the Ecological Network

Somerset: Rebuilding the Ecological Network

Organisation / Lead partner:

Somerset County Council

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Tappethill tree removal 2015

Tappethill tree removal 2015

Organisation / Lead partner:

East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative

Location:

Tappethill Moss Nr Skares East Ayrshire KA18

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The Bord na Móna Raised Bog Restoration Project

The Bord na Móna Raised Bog Restoration Project

Organisation / Lead partner:

Bord na Mόna

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The Flows (Bringing LIFE Back to the Bogs)

The Flows (Bringing LIFE Back to the Bogs)

Organisation / Lead partner:

RSPB

Location:

Forsinard, Sutherland, Scotland

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The Great Fen

The Great Fen

Organisation / Lead partner:

The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

Location:

Ramsey Heights, Cambridgeshire

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Turley Holes (MoorLIFE Project)

Turley Holes (MoorLIFE Project)

Organisation / Lead partner:

Moors for the Future Partnership

Location:

Peak District National Park

Turley Holes and Higher House Moor, owned by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust covers 665 ha of blanket bog, home to a variety of moorland plants including cottongrass, but damaged by atmospheric pollution and wild fire. The site was revegetated through the MoorLIFE Project, overseen by Moors for the Future Partnership.

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Working in partnership for wetland restoration

Working in partnership for wetland restoration

Organisation / Lead partner:

Countryside Council for Wales

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Working to restore Yorkshire’s disappearing blanket bog

Working to restore Yorkshire’s disappearing blanket bog

Organisation / Lead partner:

Yorkshire Peat Partnership

Location:

Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Peat Partnership was established in 2009. Managed by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, the partnership’s aim is to restore 50% (35,000 ha) of Yorkshire’s blanket bog by March 2017. The partnership is funded by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust; the Yorkshire Dales NPA; the North York Moors NPA; Natural England; Environment Agency; Yorkshire Water; and the National Trust.

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Ysbyty Estate - Carbon Neutral Catchment

Ysbyty Estate - Carbon Neutral Catchment

Organisation / Lead partner:

National Trust

Location:

Dinas, Betws y Coed, Conwy  

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[cs] Cultivating non-timber forest products

[cs] Cultivating non-timber forest products

Organisation / Lead partner:

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