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Nidderdale

This site is intermediate in scale with each sub-catchment covering about 15 ha of blanket bog. It is E/SE facing and located at about 450 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 erosion, particularly along the slopes and gullies.

The site has been under long-term burn rotation and both sub-catchments have recently partly been mown in small areas to assess the feasibility of mowing instead of burning.

The catchment is part of a private estate within a Yorkshire Water (YW) water catchment.





Control and Treatment catchment