North Pennine Moors

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description (baseline)
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 Area factsheet: North Pennine Moors. Downloaded from on 05/06/2023.