Peat restoration at Brown Syke, Abbeystead

Description of activity: 

Following the restoration works in 2014, a summer drought resulted in the seeded areas burning off, returning the area to bare peat. In Autumn 2015, EA suggested they could fund further work to rectify this, with additional heather seed, nurse seed, lime and fert being applied in a contract let for Jan - March 2016.

Expected outcomes of activity: 

Re-establishment of ground cover over the 40 ha enclosure, with a return to a more typical natural vegetation over time

Activity date: 
4th January 2016