Blanket bog is a unique type of peat habitat, found only in cool, wet regions of the world. Since it began to form at the end of the last ice age, blanket bog has helped shape the landscape of the North Pennines and is now one of the AONB’s principal ecosystems.
This leaflet explores the importance of this unique upland wetland especially looking at its wildlife, associated history and culture and its use to the increasing huuman population in the north of England and the wider world.
The publication includes a a map of the North Pennines AONB which identifies where the peatland habitats are and their principal benefits.
Blanket bog development
The timeline of blanket bog development is explored back to 20,000 years before the present.
The value of peatland ecosystems is outlined, in terms of wildlife, people (flood control, water quality, supporting the local economy) and as a carbon store, helping with climate change mitigation.
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