Ffridd-Uchaf Peatland Restoration Project

Ffridd grasslands ® Philip Halling
County: Snowdonia
Nearest town or settlement: Beddgelert
Contact details
Organisation: Snowdonia National Park
Website: http://ukbars.defra.gov.uk/project/show/26891
private landowners, Snowdonia National Park Authority, CCW
Project description

Joint SNPA/CCW/Private landowner project to restore the hydrological integrity and vegetation to Fridd Uchaf, a 33ha blanket/raised mire habitat damaged by intensive drainage and fire. The 700,000m3 peat body is intact and retains the key species for peat growth. Biodiversity benefits will be accompanied by carbon sequestration, improved water quality and quantity.

As part of the project, similar works have been undertaken at Drwsycoed Uchaf, Rhyd Ddu to restore the integrity of 5.3 ha of peatland which drains into Llyn y Gader. This includes the construction of crossing points for livestock, reinstatement of traditional field boundaries for the purposes of controlling grazing densities and the construction of peat dams along shallower drains.

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