Moorland

The open, windswept upland moors are characterised by large expanses of grass and heather, peat blanket bogs, and valley mires. These provide habitats for distinctive wildlife such as skylark, meadow pipit, cuckoo, and rare upland breeding birds including dunlin and ring ouzel. The open moorland resulted from a long history of human management and their diversity is maintained by cattle, pony and sheep grazing.