Peak District Moors

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 37,092 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description
This IBA marks the southernmost extent of a habitat typical of northern British uplands. It is cut by fast-flowing rivers and streams, and contains areas of wet in-bye land and reservoirs. Dwarf shrubs dominate the open moorland and mire habitats, with adjacent unenclosed pasture and grassland. The Eastern Moors block is included in the site.

First identified in 1989. Descriptive text and bird data refer to the 2000 Inventory.

Key biodiversity
The IBA is important for breeding waders, raptors and other upland species. It is also nationally important for breeding Numenius arquata (450 pairs, 1991, 1%) and for summer breeding and non-breeding assemblages of Larus fuscus (2,760 birds, 1994, 6%).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Peak District Moors. Downloaded from on 19/08/2022.