The blanket bog on Walshaw Moor is very degraded and species-poor.
So here are photos of healthy blanket bog and some of its key plant species. This is how Walshaw Moor should be. It badly needs restoration. (If you’d like to do something about this, please support and/or get involved in the Ban the Burn! campaign.)
Healthy blanket bog, Peak District, winter
Carpet of healthy sphagnum
Cotton grass, west Pennine moors
Hare's Tail Cotton Grass- indicator species for deep peat
Cross leaved heath, South Cumbria
Bog asphodel, South Cumbria
Weird and wonderful sundew
Bog rosemary and cranberry growing together
What will it take to restore the Walshaw Moor blanket bog to a healthy, water-holding state with proper species diversity?