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Moor House - Upper Teesdale

The Moor House - Upper Teesdale ECN site


This site lies in the North Pennine uplands of England. It is England's highest and largest terrestrial National Nature Reserve (NNR). Habitats include exposed summits, blanket peatlands, upland grasslands, pastures, hay meadows and deciduous woodland. A large part of the catchment of the River Tees, from its source near Great Dun Fell to High Force waterfall, is included in the reserve. The Trout Beck, which has its catchment entirely within the Moor House National Nature Reserve, is an ECN Freshwater Site.


Research access to Moor House-Upper Teesdale is encouraged via the ExpeER Trans-National Access Programme. Read more...