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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




Moorlife an opportunity to finish the job started in 2002
MoorLIFE project deliveryAn opportunity to finish the job started in 2002


MoorLIFE project deliveryhttp://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/publications/lifepublications/compilations/documents/natcompilation08.pdf

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


Conservation plan project
Conservation Plan Project project delivery



MoorLIFE project deliveryWoodhead Estate East of Bleaklow Head, possibly the most degraded upland peat in Europe and it is in a National Park


Woodhead project
Woodhead project project delivery

  • 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 project delivery

  • 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 project delivery

Moors for the Future



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