North Pennine Moors

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C6 (2007)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 394,200 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 very high unfavourable medium
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

Site description
A series of upland moorland sites, straddling the Cumbrian, Durham, North Yorkshire and Northumberland borders. The site is rich in habitat-types, including extensive areas of moorland, associated grassland and blanket bog. Areas of limestone plateau support herb-rich calcareous grassland. The heather Calluna and grass moorlands are predominantly managed for game interests. The IBA is important for breeding raptors, waders and other upland birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North Pennine Moors. Downloaded from on 29/01/2023.