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Forest of Bowland


This site is the largest with each sub-catchment covering about 25 ha of blanket bog, it is W/SW facing and located at about 400 m a.s.l. The site is mostly covered by heather-dominated blanket bog with considerable Sphagnum presence in places. Peat is mostly intact and of a depth of mostly about 1.5 m. There is some erosion at the upper catchment boundary.

The site has been under long-term burn rotation and both sub-catchments have recently partly been mown to address rank heather areas.

The catchment is part of a United Utilities (UU) water catchment and an RSPB monitoring area.