About The Estate > The Bog

The upland raised bog is presently a proposed National Heritage Area, but this status is in the process of review and soon the Bog will be more comprehensively protected by legislation. The Bog has an area of around 261 ha. Small areas have been manually cut for turf and at present only one family remain that continue this long tradition.


Overall, this site is very intact, with little damage from drains and peat-cutting apparent. It is a large, natural site with an extensive area of intact peat, some well-developed flushes at the stream headwaters and some lenses of deeper peat which show features of lowland peatland sites.