Dead remains of the sphagnum mosses pile up and get pressed together to eventually form the soil we know as peat. Peat forms at a very slow rate – 1mm per year or 1 metre per millennium.
Moors for the Future Partnership is made up of organisations including the Peak District National Park Authority, National Trust, RSPB, Natural England, Environment Agency, Pennine Prospects and three water companies: United Utilities, Yorkshire Water and Severn Trent Water
From improving water quality to reducing flood risk, healthy bogs provide a host of benefits. Find out what happens when bogs are not healthy enough to provide these benefits
Our work takes into account all the habitat types in the moorland landscape, not just blanket bog
Clough woodlands are found in steep-sided ravines on the edge of open moorland. They provide shelter in an otherwise open landscape