Strathy is part of the Flow Country - the largest area of a rare blanket bog
found in Europe - and is currently under consideration for World Heritage Site status.
The study, called the EMBER project which had been undertaken by Leeds University and was published in 2014, was widely regarded as the most definitive research produced about burning impacts on blanket bog
The promenade event is inspired by Scotland's Flow Country (the world's largest single expanse of blanket bog
) and its role in the fight against climate change.
There are about 900sqkm of peatland in the North Pennines and most of this is blanket bog
, a unique type of peat habitat, found only in cool, wet regions of the world.
Marsden moor is designated as a site of special scientific interest, a special protection area and special area of conservation due to its nesting bird population and blanket bog
Drainage and grouse shooting butts were also documented constructed into rare blanket bog
habitat and spent shotgun cartridges were littered on the ground.
Work being carried out by the RSPB and United Utilities in and around Dovestone to restore blanket bog
- peatland forming where the climate is high in rainfall is crucial.
It is a raised bog, as opposed to the blanket bog
For years land managers have faced the challenge of trying not to damage upland peat blanket bog
while also being able to work in the areas.
THOUSANDS of acres of blanket bog
are to be restored, the RSPB has claimed.