NY7738 : Peat haggs and grips on moorland above Windy Brow

taken 6 months ago, 4 km from Garrigill, Cumbria, Great Britain

Peat haggs and grips on moorland above Windy Brow
Peat haggs and grips on moorland above Windy Brow
In the 1960s and 70s government subsidies were paid to moorland owners to dig drainage ditches (‘grips’). This had several negative effects on moorland, including changes in water flow over and through the soil, with increases and decreases in flood peaks, lowered water table, altered sediment flow, erosion, increased colouration of water and reduced invertebrate populations. For these reasons, many upland landowners, including grouse moor owners, are now actively blocking drains to restore moorland. LinkExternal link
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NY7738, 21 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 18 October, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 16 November, 2018
Geographical Context
Uplands  Moorland 
Primary Subject of Photo
Moorland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 7741 3898 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:44.7160N 2:21.1461W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 7776 3830
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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