North Pennine Moors

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C6 (2007)
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Area: 394,200 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 unfavourable very high medium
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Site description (2007 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 28/09/2023.