Approximate Extent – unknown
Distribution – Mostly a feature of parts of the White Peak and South West Peak
Opportunities and Threats
Extent – Unknown. No evidence of loss during the last BAP period.
Condition – Probably generally poor, both inherently and through lack of management.
Connectivity – Probably moderate, limited by condition. Value in connecting fragmented woodland and as movement corridors for birds and small mammals.
Climate change risks – Low. Some risk to loss of hedgerow trees through drought and disease.
Generally species-poor nature of hedges in the Peak District compared to other areas, and low threat of loss, coupled with value for BAP bird species mean it is:
Medium priority to:
- Incorporate appropriate hedgerow management into relevant agri-environment scheme agreements.
- Identify areas of greatest importance for hedgerow and woodland networks and secure their conservation and appropriate management.