Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge

Lowland Fens

Peak District millstones on hillside near Stanage

Approximate Extent – c.25 ha

Distribution –White Peak

Opportunities and Threats

Extent -  Very limited areas, often very small in extent of individual sites.

Condition – Probably fairly good generally, though some sites may suffer from invasive species, eutrophication or excessive poaching by livestock.

Connectivity -  Generally poor.  Some connectivity between a few sites along river corridors.

Climate change risks – High risk of drying out with lower summer rainfall and higher temperatures.


The limited extent and importance in a national context mean it is:

High priority to:

  • Maintain protected sites in good condition.

Medium priority to:

  • Safeguard existing unprotected sites.

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