Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve (South Yorkshire) Reviews
Description:South Yorkshire / Designated an NNR in 1995, a major extension came in 2005 and the moors now cover over 2,887 ... more
Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve (South Yorkshire) ... hectares. The moors are remnants of wetland that occupied the floodplain of the Humberhead Levels thousands of years ago. Five thousand years ago most of the site had become woodland. The deep layer of peat covers the area as a result of woodland clearcutting along with enhanced climate change. The clearing of woodlands lead to the gradual formation of boggy waterlogged conditions about 4,000 years ago.
Newest Review: ... Hobby, Long-eared Owl, and Whinchat. Over 5,500 different species of insects also occur here. These include six species that are found nowhere else in Britain and over 250 further species of a nationally important status. These include a sub species of butterfly found nowhere else in the world other than in these peat bogs and two different types of beetle. Scarce British plants include Bog ... more
Customer Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve (South Yorkshire) Reviews (1)
by - written on 05/03/08 (Very useful, 176 readings)
The Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve spans over 8,000 acres of Thorne, Goole, Crowle and Hatfield Moors and straddles the borders of three different English Counties: South Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. It is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and represents the largest area of raised bog wilderness in lowland Britain. I always used to think of the term "moor" as a bit of a misnomer for this area as to me a moor is a rounded area of land that has a relative height. Whilst the moors here are very flat and at sea level, in fact in certain places they are actually below sea level. I have travelled the length ... Read the complete review
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