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Heathland | Thorne and Hatfield Moors

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Thorne Moor in Yorkshire is being restored as a heathland habitat. This peatland has everything that a Dragonfly needs. In fact it's one of the best places in the North to see these creatures.



Studland Nature Reserve in Dorset is one of the UK's top heathland sites. It's home to a host of interesting insect and reptile life.

Whitbarrow (Image: Butterfly c/o Hammett and Natural England)


  • Whitbarrow is one of the best limestone habitats in Europe, and boast a perfect example of a limestone pavement.

"When it comes to bird life, our hills and moorlands may not be way up there on the diversity scale, but what species they do have are certainly impressive.


"Some of our hills and moors are undoubtedly wild and remote places… but they are also great places to see nature if you're prepared to look carefully."

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