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North Pennine Moors


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix LC breeding 2006 979 males B2
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC breeding 2007 4,171 breeding pairs B3, C2, C6
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT breeding 2007 5,454 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, C3
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC breeding 2007 186 breeding pairs B1i, C3
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC breeding 2007 522 breeding pairs B2, C3
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC resident 2005-2007 3 breeding pairs C6
Merlin Falco columbarius LC resident 1996 168 breeding pairs C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC breeding 1996 20 breeding pairs B2, C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 very high unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of ground water (agricultural use) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Circus cyaneus 5 2 breeding pairs 40 unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Yorkshire Dales National Park 218,642 protected area overlaps with site 176,900
Yockenthwaite Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 11 protected area contained by site 0
Winskill Stones Nature Reserve 30 protected area contained by site 0
Williamston River Shingle Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1 protected area contained by site 0
Whitfield Moor, Plenmeller and Asholme Commons Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 7,096 protected area contained by site 0
Whitfield Gill and Mill Gill Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 19 protected area contained by site 0
Whitesike Mine and Flinty Fell Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 8 protected area contained by site 0
White Ridge Meadow Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 3 protected area contained by site 0
Whernside Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 3,859 protected area contained by site 0
Westernhope Burn Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 11 protected area contained by site 0
West Rigg Open Cutting Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 5 protected area contained by site 0
West Park Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 7 protected area contained by site 0
West Nidderdale, Barden and Blubberhouses Moors Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 13,432 protected area contained by site 13,419
West Newlandside Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 13 protected area contained by site 0
West End Meadow, Lunds Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 4 protected area contained by site 0
Wanlass Grasslands Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 69 protected area contained by site 0
Walden Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 12 protected area contained by site 0
Upper Wharfedale Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1,126 protected area contained by site 0
Upper Teesdale Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 14,376 protected area contained by site 14,365
Upper Dentdale Cave System Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 61 protected area contained by site 0
Tyne And Nent Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 38 protected area contained by site 0
Tyne And Allen River Gravels Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 37 protected area overlaps with site 0
Thwaite Stones Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 18 protected area contained by site 0
Thornton and Twisleton Glens Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 59 protected area contained by site 0
The Bog Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 5 protected area contained by site 0
Teesdale Allotments Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1,312 protected area contained by site 0
Swineley Meadow, Widdale Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 9 protected area contained by site 0
Swinden Quarry Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 112 protected area contained by site 0
Swindale Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 46 protected area contained by site 0
Swindale Beck Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1 protected area contained by site 0
Swarth Moor Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 35 protected area contained by site 0
Stump Cross Caves Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 56 protected area contained by site 0
Strid Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 59 protected area contained by site 0
Stran's Gill Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 8 protected area contained by site 0
Stephen Ings, Crackpot Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 3 protected area contained by site 0
Stawardpeel Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 41 protected area contained by site 0
Smallcleugh Mine Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 5 protected area contained by site 0
Slit Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 14 protected area contained by site 0
Sleightholme Beck Gorge `The Troughs' Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 7 protected area contained by site 0
Short Gill Cave System Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 35 protected area overlaps with site 0
Shaw Beck Gill Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 30 protected area contained by site 0
Semerwater Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 101 protected area contained by site 0
Seato Pastures Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 10 protected area contained by site 0
Scoska Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 70 protected area contained by site 0
Scoska Wood National Nature Reserve 11 protected area contained by site 0
School Share Section Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 2 protected area contained by site 0
Scar Closes, Kisdon Side Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 4 protected area contained by site 0
Salt Lake Quarry Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 4 protected area contained by site 0
Rogerley Quarry Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 6 protected area is adjacent to site 0
River Wharfe Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 25 protected area contained by site 0
River West Allen At Blackett Bridge Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 14 protected area contained by site 0
River Ure Grasslands Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 15 protected area overlaps with site 0
River South Tyne and Tynebottom Mine Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 17 protected area contained by site 0
River Rawthey, Wandale Beck and Sally Beck Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 44 protected area overlaps with site 0
River Nent At Blagill Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 9 protected area contained by site 0
River Eden and Tributaries Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 2,450 protected area is adjacent to site 0
River Eden Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,430 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Rigg Farm and Stake Hill Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 15 protected area contained by site 0
Pus Gill Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 2 protected area contained by site 0
Pry and Bottom Meadows, Mid-Mossdale Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 7 protected area contained by site 0
Pow Hill Bog Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 7 protected area contained by site 0
Pikedaw Calamine Caverns Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 27 protected area contained by site 0
Pen-Y-Ghent Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1,495 protected area contained by site 0
Pen Y Ghent Gill Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 218 protected area contained by site 0
Peckriding Top Lot Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 3 protected area contained by site 0
Peckriding Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 4 protected area contained by site 0
Park Hall Meadows, Healaugh Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 7 protected area contained by site 0
Park End Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 10 protected area contained by site 0
Oxenber and Wharfe Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 89 protected area contained by site 0
Ox Close Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 142 protected area contained by site 0
Ox Close Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 141 protected area contained by site 0
Oughtershaw and Beckermonds Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 77 protected area contained by site 0
Old Moss Lead Vein Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1 protected area contained by site 0
North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 198,662 protected area contained by site 198,300
North Pennine Moors Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 103,014 protected area contained by site 0
North Pennine Moors Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 147,276 protected area contained by site 147,246
North Pennine Dales Meadows Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 482 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ninebanks River Shingle Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 6 protected area contained by site 0
Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 60,162 protected area overlaps with site 60,300
New House Meadows, Malham Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 10 protected area contained by site 0
New House Farm, Malham National Nature Reserve 26 protected area contained by site 0
New Close, Calvert Houses Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 6 protected area contained by site 0
Muker Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 14 protected area contained by site 0
Muggleswick,Stanhope & Edmundbyes Commons & Blanchland Moor Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 9,127 protected area contained by site 9,120
Moorhouse and Cross Fell Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 13,827 protected area contained by site 13,804
Moor House - Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve 8,676 protected area contained by site 0
Moor House - Upper Teesdale Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 38,803 protected area contained by site 0
Monk Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 19 protected area contained by site 0
Mill Holme Meadow, Thwaite Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1 protected area contained by site 0
Middleton Quarry Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 6 protected area contained by site 0
Middle Side & Stonygill Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 17 protected area contained by site 0
Middle Crossthwaite Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 24 protected area contained by site 0
Mere Beck Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 7 protected area contained by site 0
Melmerby Road Section Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 0 protected area contained by site 0
Meal Bank Quarry Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 7 protected area contained by site 0
Meadow Croft, Skythorns Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 0 protected area contained by site 0
Marsett Rigg Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 9 protected area contained by site 0
Mallerstang-Swaledale Head Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 6,239 protected area contained by site 0
Malham-Arncliffe ( Cool Pasture ) Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 6 protected area contained by site 0
Malham-Arncliffe Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 4,980 protected area contained by site 0
Malham Tarn Estate Nature Reserve 1,582 protected area contained by site 0
Malham Tarn National Nature Reserve 147 protected area contained by site 0
Malham Tarn Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 286 protected area contained by site 0
Lune Forest Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 6,334 protected area contained by site 0
Lower Swaledale Woods and Grasslands Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 267 protected area overlaps with site 0
Low Gill Moor Wetlands Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 64 protected area contained by site 0
Lovely Seat - Stainton Moor Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 10,140 protected area contained by site 10,131
Lord's Wood and Pasture Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 6 protected area contained by site 0
Ling Gill Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 5 protected area contained by site 0
Ling Gill National Nature Reserve 5 protected area contained by site 0
Len Pastures, Crackpot Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 4 protected area contained by site 0
Langdale, Bowderdale and Carlin Gill Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1,777 protected area overlaps with site 0
Langcliffe Scars and Jubilee, Albert and Victoria Caves Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 704 protected area contained by site 0
Langcliffe & Attermire Local Nature Reserve 50 protected area contained by site 0
Lambley River Shingles Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 4 protected area contained by site 0
Knarsdale Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 3 protected area contained by site 0
Kisdon Force Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 39 protected area contained by site 0
Kilnsey Flush Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1 protected area contained by site 0
Kettlewell Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 13 protected area contained by site 0
Keisley Quarry Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 8 protected area contained by site 0
Ingleborough Complex Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,770 protected area contained by site 0
Ingleborough National Nature Reserve 1,025 protected area contained by site 0
Ingleborough Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 5,213 protected area contained by site 0
Hunder Beck Juniper Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 3 protected area contained by site 0
Hudswell Woods Nature Reserve 45 protected area overlaps with site 0
Hisehope Burn Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 14 protected area contained by site 0
High Knock Shield Meadow Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 5 protected area contained by site 0
Hexhamshire Moors Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 9,444 protected area contained by site 9,434
Helbeck Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 91 protected area contained by site 0
Helbeck And Swindale Woods Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 137 protected area contained by site 0
Heatheryburn Bank Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1 protected area contained by site 0
Hawkswick Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 12 protected area contained by site 0
Haw Crag Quarry Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 9 protected area overlaps with site 0
Hartley Cleugh Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 2 protected area contained by site 0
Harthwaite Sike Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1 protected area contained by site 0
Harker's House Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 14 protected area contained by site 0
Hannah's Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 7 protected area contained by site 0
Haggs Bank Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 2 protected area contained by site 0
Haggburn Gate Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 3 protected area contained by site 0
Greenfoot Quarry Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1 protected area overlaps with site 0
Greenfield Meadow Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 15 protected area contained by site 0
Grassington Hospital Grounds Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 5 protected area contained by site 0
Grass Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 79 protected area contained by site 0
Grains O'th' Beck Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 13 protected area contained by site 0
God's Bridge Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 9 protected area contained by site 0
Giggleswick Scar and Kinsey Cave Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 43 protected area overlaps with site 0
Geltsdale & Glendue Fells Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 8,065 protected area contained by site 8,060
Geltsdale Nature Reserve 2,694 protected area overlaps with site 0
Freeholders Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 14 protected area contained by site 0
Freeholder's Wood & Ridding's Field Local Nature Reserve 18 protected area contained by site 0
Fothering Holme Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 10 protected area contained by site 0
Foster's Hush Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1 protected area contained by site 0
Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 80,631 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Foredale Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 2 protected area contained by site 0
Feetham Holme Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 3 protected area contained by site 0
Far Mains and Far Limekiln Close Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 2 protected area contained by site 0
Far High House Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 6 protected area contained by site 0
Fairy Holes Cave Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 214 protected area overlaps with site 0
East Nidderdale Moors (Flamstone Pin - High Ruckles) Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 10,779 protected area overlaps with site 10,772
Dow Cave System Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 82 protected area contained by site 0
Derwent Gorge & Muggleswick Woods National Nature Reserve 69 protected area contained by site 0
Derwent Gorge & Horsleyhope Ravine Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 83 protected area contained by site 0
Deepdale Meadows, Langstrothdale Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 13 protected area contained by site 0
Deepdale Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 14 protected area contained by site 0
Craven Limestone Complex Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,326 protected area contained by site 0
Crag Gill Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 2 protected area contained by site 0
Cracoe Reef Knolls Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 142 protected area contained by site 0
Cotherstone Moor Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 2,451 protected area contained by site 0
Cornriggs Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 15 protected area contained by site 0
Conistone Old Pasture Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 298 protected area contained by site 0
Combe Scar Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 21 protected area contained by site 0
Cockerham Meadows, Thorpe Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 3 protected area contained by site 0
Close House Mine Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 3 protected area contained by site 0
Clints Quarry Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1 protected area contained by site 0
Cliff Force Cave Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 98 protected area contained by site 0
Cliff Beck Meadow, Buttertubs Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1 protected area contained by site 0
Cleatop Park Local Nature Reserve 14 protected area contained by site 0
Chris's Pasture Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 4 protected area contained by site 0
Cautley Thwaite Meadows and Ecker Secker Beck Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 48 protected area contained by site 0
Catton Lea Meadow Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 2 protected area contained by site 0
Burnhope Burn Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 5 protected area contained by site 0
Briarwood Banks Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 24 protected area contained by site 0
Brants Gill Catchment Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 495 protected area contained by site 0
Braithwaite Hall Nature Reserve 102 protected area contained by site 0
Bowlees and Friar House Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 6 protected area contained by site 0
Bowes Moor Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 4,493 protected area contained by site 0
Botany Hill Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 4 protected area contained by site 0
Boreham Cave Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 153 protected area contained by site 0
Bollihope, Pikestone, Eggleston and Woodland Fells Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 7,953 protected area contained by site 7,947
Blagill Mine Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1 protected area contained by site 0
Black Keld Catchment Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 698 protected area contained by site 0
Birkwith Caves and Fell Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 179 protected area contained by site 0
Birks Fell Caves Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 86 protected area contained by site 0
Birkett Hill and High Out Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 58 protected area contained by site 0
Bellister Nature Reserve 162 protected area overlaps with site 0
Belah Woods and Pastures Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 49 protected area contained by site 0
Bastow Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 53 protected area contained by site 0
Ballowfield Local Nature Reserve 1 protected area contained by site 0
Backstone Bank and Baal Hill Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 38 protected area contained by site 0
Aysgarth Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 18 protected area contained by site 0
Aules Hill Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 12 protected area contained by site 0
Augill Valley Pasture Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 3 protected area contained by site 0
Augill Pasture Nature Reserve 3 protected area contained by site 0
Attermire Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 58 protected area contained by site 0
Askrigg Bottoms Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 3 protected area contained by site 0
Ashes Pasture and Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 14 protected area contained by site 0
Arkle Beck Meadows, Whaw Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 8 protected area contained by site 0
Arkengarthdale, Gunnerside and Reeth Moors Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 7,640 protected area contained by site 7,634
Appleby Fells Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 10,701 protected area contained by site 10,688
Angram Bottoms Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 10 protected area contained by site 0
Alston Shingle Banks Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 17 protected area contained by site 0
Allendale Moors Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 5,293 protected area contained by site 0
Allen Confluence Gravels Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 5 protected area contained by site 0
Allen Banks and Staward Gorge Nature Reserve 195 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Scrub, Heathland -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Blanket bogs, Fens, transition mires and springs -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
military -
nature conservation and research -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North Pennine Moors. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/01/2022.