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Geltsdale Reserve

Geltsdale Reserve

Restoration Delivered

Peatland restoration on site has included drain blocking to raise water levels and restore bog-forming vegetation. RSPB has also reduced sheep grazing and heather burning (replaced with heather cutting). This has resulted in increased species diversity, including Sphagnum spp.

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Brampton, Cumbria

Project Name:

Geltsdale Reserve

Approximate area covered:

1000 ha

Conservation Status:

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)Special Area of Conservation (SAC)Special Protection Area (SPA)Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)Natura 2000



Peat Habitats:

Blanket bog

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