Thorne and Hatfield Moors

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2007)
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Area: 3,337 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 low favourable high
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Site description
These two moors, lying to the east and north-east of Doncaster, are the largest remaining areas of lowland peatbog in England. Much peat extraction has already taken place. The IBA is important for Caprimulgus europaeus and a range of breeding waders and wintering raptors.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Thorne and Hatfield Moors. Downloaded from on 28/09/2022.