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Mossdale

This site is the smallest in scale with each sub-catchment covering about 10 ha of blanket bog. It is E facing and located at about 380 m a.s.l. The site is mostly covered by heather-dominated blanket bog with considerable sedge and Sphagnum presence in places and some extensive rush coverage in the stream section. Peat is mostly intact and of a depth of mostly about 1.5 m. However, there is some localised erosion, particularly along the slopes.

The site has been under long-term burn rotation and both sub-catchments have recently been grip blocked (low and mostly overgrown/infilled grip frequency).

The catchment is part of a private estate.





Control and Treatment catchment