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Dark Peak SSSI

Dark Peak SSSI

Both Blackmoss and Swellands Reservoirs lie within The Dark Peak, which is the main moorland area of the Peak District and forms part of the South Pennine Moors Special Area of Conservation designated for the mosaic of high quality upland habitats present. It also forms part of the Peak District Moors Special Protection Area for the populations of merlin, golden plover and that the site supports.

It comprises wild, open moorland comprising blanket mires; wet and dry heaths and acid grasslands, together with associated flushes and mires, and their associate fauna, including a variety of bird and invertebrate species.

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