NORTH FEN

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

North Fen

Country

England

Current land designations

NNR, Ramsar site, SSSI, National Park

Specific location

Esthwaite Water, Lake District

Year rewilding started

1960s

Grid reference

SD358976

Location

Latitude: 54 22 11 N Longitude: 02 59 23 W

Altitude

 

Project Management

Ownership: English Nature; Management: English Nature

Area under rewilding (hectares)

2ha

Project funding

English Nature

Rewilding methods

Natural regeneration: Withdrawal from land. No grazing or management of land for approximately forty years

Habitats present

Peatland; Lake edge (hydro-seral) succession; Reed swamp; Sedge fen; Wet woodland; Dry oak woodland

Target species

None

Species reintroductions

None

Access to the area

Permit only

Links to further information

English Nature website: www.english-nature.org.uk (see special sites>NNRs>North Fen)

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