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National Park to Receive £441k Funding Boost for Moorland Conservation Work



The Peak District National Park is to receive a Government grant of £441,070 to help conserve habitats and wildlife on the Warslow Moors Estate.

The Countryside Stewardship grant from the Rural Payments Agency will enable the National Park to carry out conservation work, including planting sphagnum moss and enhancing habitats, such as blanket bog, on 255 hectares (630 acres) of the Warslow Moors Estate.

All of the moorland blocks have previously benefitted from positive interventions for the environment by the National Park working with Natural England, the Environment Agency and the Ministry of Defence. This latest Countryside Stewardship grant will enable the National Park to further enhance seven blocks of moorland on the Estate.

In total, the Estate comprises 2023 hectares (5000 acres) of moorland, farmland and woodland. The National Park Authority has owned the land since 1986, having acquired it from the Harpur Crewe family as part of death duties paid to the Government, and worked consistently to enhance the moorland environment for its conservation value.

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