A helicopter waiting to lift heather brash onto the peaks
The peat of the Peak District was badly damaged by acid rain from industrial pollution. Moors For The Future is an organisation trying to halt erosion and rebuild the peat by stabilising the bare earth and blocking the drains that dry out the soil. Helicopters are used to reach the most isolated areas of damage.Moors For The Future
Peak District Mountain Hare on peat land
Mountain Hare were introduced to the Peak District in the 19th century. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Aylen, Manchester University.
A drainage ditch on Chat Moss
Horticultural peat has been extracted from Chat Moss for many years. A public inquiry this month will decide if cutting can continue.BBC report on Chat Moss
Photo courtesy of Alan Wright.
Peak District peat from the air
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