Friday, 29 June 2012


The National Trust have been involved in restoring the damaged moorlands of Kinder Scout and Bleaklow for over 30 years. The internationally recognised habitats are home to many unusual plant species and we are beginning to discover many more. In the last few years plants which have not been seen before are beginning to colonise the restored areas. These plants include the following:
  • Labrador Tea
  • Fir Club Moss
  • Alpine Club Moss
  • Royal Fern
We are also seeing an increase in Sphagnum Mosses which play a vital role in formation and maintenance of the peat bogs and along with the other species suggest an improvement in general environmental conditions.

Shane Bates
Area Ranger, Kinder/Edale

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