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Non UU-Owned Catchments Woodhead - MFF. Moors for the Future; Skilled and Experienced Delivery. 600 hectares 1200 tonnes of lime and fertiliser 120 tonnes prilled grass seed 20 hectares geo-jute 1950 tonnes heather brash 5km to nearest road Much winter work!. Moors for the Future.

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Moors for the Future; Skilled and Experienced Delivery

600 hectares

1200 tonnes of lime and fertiliser

120 tonnes prilled grass seed

20 hectares geo-jute

1950 tonnes heather brash

5km to nearest road

Much winter work!

Moors for the Future

contributing partners
Contributing Partners
  • Peak District National Park Authority*
  • Natural England
  • Environment Agency
  • National Trust
  • United Utilities
  • Yorkshire Water
  • Severn Trent Water
  • Derbyshire County Council
  • RSPB
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • EU Commission
  • Defra
  • English Heritage

Moors for the Future


Inside PDNP 497 Ha approximately £4.5 million

Outside PDNP 358 Ha approximately £1.2 million

United Utilities £504k

Yorkshire Water £415k

Natural England £208k

National Trust £209k

Environment Agency £88k

MoorLIFEWoodhead Estate East of Bleaklow Head, possibly the most degraded upland peat in Europe and it is in a National Park
woodhead project
Woodhead project
  • Poor raw water quality
  • 43,000cu Metres of sediment per year
  • flood risk due to rapid surface drainage
  • failing to meet SSSI target condition
  • major carbon source
  • poor agricultural productivity
non owned catchment woodhead1
Non – owned catchment: Woodhead
  • Gully Blocking : can be over 3m deep, 139 km of gullies will be blocked.
  • Brash Spreading: The area of bare peat is estimated to be 50 hectares. Includes cutting, delivery and spreading of heather brash onto the bare peat areas.
  • Bare peat re-vegetation: spreading chopped up heather brash, on steeper slopes a geo textile material is required. Then a nurse grass seed is sown with successive additions of lime and fertilizer for four out of the first five years
  • Plug Plants: These are small plants, mainly Eriophorum angustifolium, Eriophorum vaginatum and Empetrum nigra.
  • Hydro-seeding: Hydro-seeding seeds of Calluna vulgaris, Erica tetralix, Erica cinerea and Vaccinium myrtillus by helicopter of cleaned seed.
  • Sphagnum: helicopter application, in suspension, of embryonic plants of 5 Sphagnum species and Polytrichum commune.

Moors for the Future

sphagnum propagation
Sphagnum propagation

Moors for the Future