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Moorland and Heathland

Ecological and distribution information on heathland habitats in Lowland Derbyshire can be found in the 'Heathland habitats in Lowland Derbyshire' document on the Lowland Derbyshire LBAP page.
Information on moorlands in the Peak District can be found in the relevant Habitat Action Plans and on the Peak District National Park website.
The following habitats are recognised as UK and have been translated into LBAP Habitat Action Plan (HAPs).

UK BAP Priority
UK Broad habitat type
Lowland Derbyshire LBAP
Peak District LBAP
National Forest BAP
Lowland Heathland
Heathland HAP
Heathland  HAP
Upland Heathland
Heathland HAP
Limestone Heathland HAP
Heather Moorland HAP
Blanket Bog N/A Blanket Bog HAP N/A


The following BAP species are associated with heathland and moorland habitats: 
  • Pennyroyal
  • Great-crested newt
  • Argent & Sable
  • Bats
  • Skylark
  • Grey Partridge
  • Nightjar
  • Black Grouse 

For landowners there are two main grants available to carry out management work on heathland and moorland habitats: 


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