SOUTH HOUSE MOOR

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

South House Moor

Country

England

Current land designations

Within the Ingleborough SAC, SSSI and NNR, and the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Specific location

Yorkshire Dales

Year rewilding started

1999

Grid reference

SD738748

Location

Latitude: 54 10 06 N Longitude: 02 24 05 W

Altitude

Minimum: 800ft Maximum: 2000ft

Project Management

Ownership: English Nature

Management: English Nature

Administration: Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Area under rewilding (hectares)

1,014ha

Project funding

English Nature (governmental funding), Grant from the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust for boundary work

Rewilding methods

Drainage blockage to restore bogs; Exclusion of grazing animals and erection of boundary to allow natural regeneration; Very small amount of tree planting to provide seed sources for natural future woodland regeneration; Considering cattle grazing

Habitats present

Blanket bog, peatland, mosses, cotton grass, heather, montane heath

Target species

Bird species: Short eared owl, red grouse, black grouse

Species reintroductions

None, letting nature respond in the way it chooses

Access to the area

Open public access although difficult to walk across

Links to further information

No further information available at present

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