Several huge upland blocks comprising heather moorland and blanket peatland habitats, which fall within the broader South Pennine Moors Natural Area.
First identified in 1992. Descriptive text and bird data refer to the 2000 Inventory.
The IBA holds important numbers of upland species, and is also nationally important for breeding Numenius arquata (695 pairs, 1995, 2%).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South Pennine Moors. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/10/2020.