Wedholme Flow is an extensive lowland raised bog, the largest of
a series of raised mires on the south Solway plain. As a result
of commercial peat extraction the site has been split into three
distinct portions. A central strip running east-west across the
site has been created by commercial peat workings and this separates
two intact areas of raised bog to the north and the south. Between
two and three metres of peat has been extracted and slumping and
peat wastage, due to draining, has reduced the surface height by
a further 1-2 metres. The intact areas support rich assemblages
of a peatland vegetation which is nationally rare. A good range
of breeding birds are found here, including Nightjar, Snipe, and
Sparrowhawk. The site is noted for the Large heath butterfly and
Large damselfly which occurs here at the northern limit of its range.
The northern section of the bog is the best remaining area of the
Cumbrian Solway raised bogs.
This description taken from Friends of the Earth
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