ALPORT VALLEY

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Alport Valley

Country

England

Current land designations

SAC (moorland area), ESA, SSSI

Specific location

Peak District

Year rewilding started

2002

Grid reference

SK118938

Location

Latitude: 53 26 27 N Longitude: 01 49 26 W

Altitude

Minimum: Maximum:

Project Management

Ownership: National Trust own but lease back to the Forestry Commission;

Management: National Trust and Forestry Commission (also tenant farmers)

 Area under rewilding (hectares)

100ha

Project funding

National Trust and Forestry commission central fund. Wider funding comes from grants such as the Heritage Lottery Fund bid

Rewilding methods

Natural regeneration-felling to waste (felled trees left on site); Removal of non-native conifer plantations; Small amount of tree planting of native woodland; Fencing to prevent grazing

Habitats present

Birch woodland (Moorland slopes); Wet flushes

Target species

Number of species of fungi; Currently undertaking a bird and invertebrate surveillance

Species reintroductions

No planned reintroductions-relying upon natural regeneration of the land

Access to the area

Open public right of way up the valley and at the northern end. Restrictions may apply on safety grounds

Links to further information

The Alport Valley Management Plan 2002-2007 ( www.peakdistrict.org/plans/Alport.pdf )

National Trust:

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