Burned Sphagnum photographed yesterday on Midhope Moors, Peak District.
And here is Midhope Moors with the blanket bog shaded in buff from the Defra MAGIC system https://magic.defra.gov.uk/MagicMap.aspx
And some more burned Sphagnum up there in the blanket bog.
Well, this looks to me like a recent burn. I understand that Wakefield Farms are the landowners here and they are certainly signed up to Mr Gove’s and Natural England’s voluntary agreement not to burn blanket bog. This looks to me like a case that NE will have to look into. Let’s hope the European Commission doesn’t get to know of too many cases of burning of blanket bog otherwise those infraction proceedings will be moving on.