This living landscape is home to strange rare plants, shy and elusive animals, spectacular wild birds and weird and wonderful insects. Read more about wildlife on the moors.
They are covered in a layer of plants including bog moss, also known as sphagnum. This special environment supports a wealth of plant and animal species.
Blanket bogs in good condition:
Unfortunately, blanket bogs in the Peak District and South Pennines have experienced long term decline, due to a range of human induced factors. This has a knock-on effect on the habitat and its ability to provide multiple benefits to society.