Yorkshire Dale Moorlands

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 16,430 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description
An upland area 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-dominated heath is managed for game interests.

First identified in 1989 as Abbotside, Askrigg and Mallerstang Commons; renamed in 1992 as Yorkshire Dale Moorlands. Descriptive text and bird data refer to the 2000 Inventory.

Key biodiversity
The IBA is important for a range of breeding upland species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yorkshire Dale Moorlands. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.